A couple of days ago, Kelly over at StudioDIY blogged a great tutorial on making a piñata. You can check it out here , or read my version below. I’m pretty much using her pictures and instructions, but making it a little bit greener (in true Barley & Birch fashion)
What You’ll Need:
- Old Tissue Box
- Old newspaper (or magazine) pages.
1. Cut your pages into about 1″ strips, and snip them to create a fringe. You’re going to need a lot of this. Put on that show that’s been sitting in your DVR for weeks, and have at it.
2. You also need to cut ribbon for your handle and decorative ribbon for the bottom (optional). Kelly’s were all 18″ lengths. Make a big loop out of one strand for your handle, and tie the rest of the strands together to make a tail.
3. With your scissors poke a hole in one top corner of your tissue box, then poke another hole in the opposite bottom corner. Pull your ribbon through the holes you created, making sure that the knots you tied are large enough not to slip through each end.
4. Fill your piñata with treats! Once filled, seal it up with scrap paper.
5. To adhere your fringe, start with the sides of your box. Run thin lines of glue around the box and gently wrap the fringe around and around. Make sure each layer of fringe is very close to the previous layer so you prevent any of the box from showing through.
6. Once the sides are completely covered, you’ll want to add fringe to the top and bottom. Do this in the same manner as before, but instead of wrapping you’ll cut your fringe at the end of each line. (Optionally, you can do ALL sides in this manner. It would probably be better if you’re using magazine pages, or shorter strips)
7. Wait for glue to dry.
8. Hang up and admire.
10. Eat treats.