Monday, December 14, 2015

Christmas Mini Piñata

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 Last week We R Memory Keepers announced their new line of mini piñatas, and let me tell you, they are just as cute and fun as they sound! They come in lots of different shapes, and there are so many colors of fringe tape to decorate them with! Today I'm sharing my first mini piñata, a Christmas Mini Piñata.

One of my nephews (who happens to be a great sport) gets money from us for almost every birthday and Christmas. A few years ago, we started getting creative with how we give it to him. It's been so much fun every year trying come up with silly, fun new ways to give him his money. This year there was no question...he's getting his money in a mini piñata.

The hardest decision was what kind of mini piñata. There are so many fun shapes. I went back and forth between making a circle piñata into a basketball (he's a fantastic basketball player), or decking a donkey piñata out for Christmas. As you can see, I decided to go with the Christmas donkey. Now, it's a little heavy, but $25 worth of quarters will fit inside. There's plenty of room, it's just the weight that you have to keep an eye on. We definitely could have put paper money in here, but we decided coins would be funnier.

Start by filling your piñata and tying on any strings. There are places to tie a string for hanging (which I chose not to use for this project) and places to tie the pull tab/tassel. You can tie the the tassel up tight to the piñata or leav it hanging lower depending on the look you're going for. 

Then, you can go to town decorating it by layering up the fringe tape. There's adhesive already on the fringe tape, so all you have to do is peel and stick. It's so easy! Whenever possible, it's easiest to work from the bottom up. I wrapped each leg individually, and then just worked my way up the body to the head and ears. I wanted to give him some eyes, so I added a white Pebbles Candy Dot to each side and drew a black center on it with a marker.

 I'll be sharing some more ideas with these fun new mini piñatas over the next few weeks, but I'd love to hear what you think about them? What would you uses them for? 

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