Mini Fruit Piñata’s for Treats
Make your next fiesta a smash
Nothing screams “Fiesta” like a piñata! I’ve seen these floating around the crafting corner on the internet in so many different variations, so I couldn’t wait to see what I could make. With Cinco de Mayo around the corner, along with all those summer pool parties and BBQ’s coming up, these are the perfect pieces to add to your party list. I’ve filled mine with sweet treats, but they would also look great just as decor, or make them so that they can hang as mini piñata’s.
While these are not for those short on time, they sure are worth every minute I spent making them. I’m going to say with certainty that I will be making many more of these in the future. You can definitely find a handful of 3D designs in the Design Store that would work great. I’m already envisioning my little guy’s first birthday with a 3D number 1 or even spelling it out and adding the tissue fringe. The possibilities are endless, so go wild!
Silhouette Design #46919
Fringe Scissors (straight cut scissors will work fine too) (But Fringe scissors are amaze balls, like these I bought here)
Step One – Set up Design and Cut
1. Open your watermelon Design #46919 in Design Studio
2. Ungroup the objects and delete all but the pieces that will make up the 3D shape, and your watermelon seeds
3. Send to Silhouette
Step Two – Assemble 3D Shape
1. Start by folding the perforated pieces up on the center piece
2. Glue one of the side pieces onto the center piece
3. Finish by glueing the other side onto the center piece
Step Three – Prepare and Attach Tissue Paper Pieces
1. Cut strips of both pink (or red) and green tissue paper into about 1″ or smaller strips
2. Fold each strip in half, lengthwise, and cut slits in your paper, stopping right before the folded edge
3. Glue your fringe tissue strips onto the 3D object in your desired pattern
You can place them all going straight across, or save time by placing them in a curved pattern, as shown
4. Glue watermelon seeds on top of tissue paper
Fill with treats and party away!
I couldn’t help myself, I just had to make the pineapple piñata as well, because pineapples are awesome. I know I will be enjoying these well past Cinco de Mayo, and well into the summer months. You can’t tell me they don’t make you want to party?