DIY autumn pinatas!

By: Bespoke Bride

I don't know about you but it's officially starting to feel like Autumn around here, the evenings are getting darker earlier, there's a cold nip in the air and we're starting to light our wood burner most nights! There's something so beautiful about Autumn where we live though, the Forest of Dean turns into a sea of orange leaves, there's often a crunch underneath your feet and what better way to celebrate this season than with piñatas?! We called in the awesome Alyson from Sugar and Bash to come up with a little fall crafting for you...

"I've been really into making piñatas lately, and when these gals asked if I wanted to contribute I knew exactly what to do! These mini leaf pinatas add bright pops of color to any party. They make great party favors and can be used as table cards by simply sticking a name on them. They are easy to make, and all you need to do is follow the instruction below --


Tissue Paper // Card Stock cut into simple leaf patterns and 1" strips // Scissors // Fringe Scissors (because they make your life easier!) // Glue // Scotch Tape //


Attach the card stock strip to the leaf patterns. Because the shape is real curvy, I would tape smaller sections and check on each side to make sure the curve of the leaf was present.


Cut a small trap door where you can insert the candy.


Cut the tissue paper in strips and fringe away!


Glue the top of each strip down on the front, layering as you go. Trim off the excess tissue paper so you can see your leaf shape again! Repeat on the back and the sides. I found it easiest to wait until the glue was dry before cutting off any excess tissue paper.


Stuff the little piñata with candy, confetti, and goodies in the trap door. The flap can easily be tucked back in, no glue required. Just make sure you covered it with a piece of fringe.

And that's it! I hope you enjoy them (and the candy!) this Fall!" xx

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