20 DIY Pinatas to Make for Your Next Party

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    Learn to Make a Paper Mache Pinata

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    Making a pinata isn't as hard as you may think! The process may be tedious, but the steps are simple. First, learn how to make a basic pinata base out of paper mache. Once you've mastered the basic skill, you can easily DIY any pinata you'd like!

    Paper Mache Pinata by The Spruce

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    DIY Donut Pinata

    DIY Donut Pinata
    DIY Donut Pinata. Studio DIY

    Grab some crepe paper and begin cutting some fringe, as there is nothing like a giant donut pinata filled with candy to put a huge smile on everyone's face!  This huge pinata can be made in one day with inexpensive materials such as cardboard and multicolored crepe paper to make a spectacular party game where everyone can take turns smashing the donut with a stick.

    View the tutorial at Studio DIY.

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    DIY Unicorn Pinata Makecover

    DIY Unicorn Pinata Makecover
    DIY Unicorn Pinata Makecover. Oh Happy Day

    Update your standard horse pinata into something more magical by adding additional crepe paper over the existing pinata to redecorate it to look like a unicorn instead for your next party.

    View the tutorial at Oh Happy Day​.

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    DIY Diamond Ring Pinata

    DIY Diamond Ring Pinata
    DIY Diamond Ring Pinata. Something Turquoise

    Celebrate your friend's upcoming wedding by making a large diamond ring pinata to decorate for their upcoming wedding shower.

    View the tutorial at Something Turquoise.

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    DIY Emoji Pinata

    DIY Emoji Pinata
    DIY Emoji Pinata. Brite And Bubbly

    Put a smile on your best friend's face by surprising them on their birthday with an emoji pinata gift box to wrap their present. To personalize the pinata gift box, look through what emoji you and your best friend text each other most, and use that facial expression to decorate the box. 

    View the tutorial at Brite And Bubbly.

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    DIY Birthday Cake Pinata

    DIY Birthday Cake Pinata
    DIY Birthday Cake Pinata. Studio DIY

    Cut brightly colored crepe paper into long fringe strips to decorate  sheets of cardboard to make a fun birthday cake pinata for the next birthday party you are celebrating.

    View the tutorial at Studio DIY​.

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    DIY Shooting Star Pinata

    DIY Shooting Star Pinata
    DIY Shooting Star Pinata. Delia Creates

    Everyone at your next party can make a wish on your DIY silver and gold shooting star pinata which can be suspended from the ceiling. Unlike traditional pinatas this one is easy to open, just pull the string below the shooting star and the candy inside the pinata will rain down onto the floor.

    View the tutorial at Delia Creates.

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    DIY Pinata Letters

    DIY Pinata Letters
    DIY Pinata Letters. Homey Oh My

    Spell out whatever you are celebrating with a pinata banner. You can easily customize your message for your event, from 1st year as shown for a child's first birthday to spelling happy anniversary or even congratulations for a graduation party your handmade pinata letters are a beautiful way to decorate for a party.

    View the tutorial at Homey Oh My.

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    DIY Heart Pinata

    DIY Heart Pinata
    DIY Heart Pinata. Lia Griffith

    From divorce parties, Valentine's Day to wedding showers this DIY scalloped heart pinata with copper, gold and silver metallic detailing will be a hit at your party.

    View the tutorial at Lia Griffith.

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    DIY Mini Unicorn Pinata

    DIY Mini Unicorn Pinata
    DIY Mini Unicorn Pinata. A Subtle Revelry

    For your child's next birthday prevent kids fighting over their turn to hit the pinata by making an adorable multicolored mini unicorn pinata for each child that they can open to get the candy inside.

    View the tutorial at A Subtle Revelry.

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    DIY Tropical Drink Pinata

    DIY Tropical Drink Pinata
    DIY Tropical Drink Pinata. Studio DIY

    Nothing says summer like a tropical drink on the patio or by the pool, and this giant tropical drink pinata would be a fun surprise at your next summer party. Just make sure you have plenty of candy handy as there is plenty of space inside this huge pinata so that everyone can get handfuls of candy once it has been opened.

    View the tutorial at Studio DIY.

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    DIY Gem Pinata

    DIY Gem Pinata
    DIY Gem Pinata. Lovely Indeed

    Set the table with individual DIY gem pinatas that you can make by covering a printed diamond template with tissue paper strips cut to have a fringe. The completed fringed gemstone can be placed at each place setting for inexpensive party decor for an engagement party or wedding anniversary.

    View the tutorial at Lovely Indeed.

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    DIY Ice Cream Cone Pinata

    DIY Ice Cream Cone Pinata
    DIY Ice Cream Cone Pinata. Oh Happy Day

    You scream, I scream, everyone will scream for this ice cream cone pinata. No matter the season, everyone loves ice cream and this party pinata would make the perfect centerpiece at your sweets tables at your party.

    View the tutorial at ​​Oh Happy Day.

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    DIY Mini Pinatas

    DIY Mini Pinatas
    DIY Mini Pinatas. Oh Happy Day

    These mini pinatas are almost too cute to break. 

    View the tutorial at Oh Happy Day.

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    DIY Lipstick Pinata

    DIY Lipstick Pinata
    DIY Lipstick Pinata. Studio DIY

    This giant lipstick pinata is the perfect decor for a bachelorette party and is surprisingly easy to make with red, gold and black crepe paper. The completed lipstick pinata also happens to make an amazing prop for selfies or group photos at the party!

    View the tutorial at Studio DIY.

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    DIY Pinata Numbers

    Celebrate your friend's birthday by making them their own custom age pinata in stylish metallic fringe for them to break to reveal their birthday prize. The pinata numbers also make a great photo prop for birthday selfies, so make sure they get a photo of the pinata before they break it.

    View the tutorial at ​Oh Happy Day.

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    DIY Pinata Garland

    DIY Pull Pinata Garland
    DIY Pull Pinata Garland. Love + Cupcakes

    What is more fun than a pinata? Having an entire wall filled with pinatas! String up a bunch of mini pinatas to make a brightly hued garland to decorate for any celebration. As these mini pinatas are super easy to make, you can have them stick on the colored paper fringe to the small pinatas which you can tie onto a string to make the party garland.

     

    View the tutorial at Love + Cupcakes.

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    DIY Car Pinata

    DIY Car Pinata
    DIY Car Pinata. The House That Lars Built

    This handmade pink car pinata is almost too pretty to break. Surprise your special someone by giving them this pink pinata.

    View the tutorial at The House That Lars Built.

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    DIY Hair Themed Pinatas

    The House That Lars Built

    For a beauty themed party, no one will ever forget start by decorating with an assortment of huge hair themed pinatas such as scissors, a brush, comb, and hair dryer for an amazing party backdrop that will leave all your friends in awe.

    View the tutorial at The House That Lars Built.

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    DIY Monogram Pinata

    DIY Monogram Pinata
    DIY Monogram Pinata. Oh Happy Day

    Instead of decorating with balloons and streamers for someone's birthday party hang up a custom monogram pinata with fringe detailing to personalize the party decor.

    View the tutorial at Oh Happy Day.

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    DIY Flamingo Pinata

    DIY Flamingo Pinata
    DIY Flamingo Pinata. Studio DIY

    Swap out the pink plastic flamingos in your yard for a bright pink flamingo pinata for your next patio party.

    View the tutorial at Studio DIY.