Ever since Studio DIY posted her DIY gingerbread piñata a few years ago I’ve been obsessed with it! I’ve wanted to make make my own, but never really had a use for a piñata (say what?!). When I found out that my bestie has never had a piñata on her birthday, I knew I had to make this little DIY for her. It was the perfect occasion for it because she’s a December baby who happens to love gingerbread.
What You’ll Need:
-Glue Dots (or Hot Glue)
What You’ll Need To Do:
-Find a gingerbread shape that you like. I found a foam one at Michaels that I ended up using. It’s a little smaller than I was originally thinking, but still cute.
-Trace your gingerbread onto the cardboard and cut it out. I used a thinner piece of cardboard that came in a boot box because it was a little easier for me to use.
-Cut 1.5″- 2″ stripes of cardboard. Try to make these as long as you can so that it’s a continuous strip. I found it harder to use multiple strips.
-Take your cardboard strips and secure with masking tape to one of the gingerbread cutouts. Do this around the entire gingerbread. Once you’re done with this, secure the other side of the gingerbread with masking tape.
Ta da…your piñata body is ready to be decorated!
-Cut 1″ strips of your crepe paper and then use your fringe (or regular scissors) to make the bottoms wispy. Start from the bottom of the gingerbread and work your way up. I used glue dots to secure the paper initially and then went back with hot glue to secure a little better. I actually did not end up using crepe paper (but you SHOULD). I didn’t have enough time to order it so I went to Michaels and picked up a corrugated paper roll instead. This wasn’t the worst thing to use but it certainly wasn’t the best either. Crepe paper would have been much easier to work with on the rounded edges.
-Decorate to your hearts desire, and then you’re done.