16/12/2013

DIY Pinata Christmas Wreath

DIY Piñata Wreath via Love From Ginger

If you’ve noticed things have been a little bit quiet in this last week, it’s all been for a wonderful cause!

Today marks the launch of a really exciting new project I’m thrilled to be a part of called The Quarterly Collab. I’m joining 7 other talented gals each season to present 8 DIYs all along a similiar theme. Can you guess what our first theme was?

I’ve been super busy finishing off the website for this project, but now we’ve launched, I’ll be back to my regular schedule over here, starting with this cute piñata wreath DIY I’ve made as my first collaboration post.

DIY Pinata Wreath via Love From Ginger

Supplies:

Cardboard
Scissors (fringing scissors are handy if you have them! I bought mine for $3 at my local newsagent)
Glue
Masking tape
Lollies
Metallic wrapping paper
Wooden dowel

TIP: Because I was running out of time, I used sticky tape to secure my fringing and it worked just fine.

DIY Piñata Wreath via Love From Ginger

Step 01: Draw two circles on your cardboard to form the base and top of your wreath.

I made my circles using a large serving platter and the lid of a paint can. See what you have lying around the house or use some twine attached to a pencil if you’re stuck for circle shapes.

DIY Piñata Wreath via Love From Ginger

DIY Piñata Wreath via Love From Ginger

DIY Piñata Wreath via Love From Ginger

Step 02: Cut a long strip of cardboard as your middle wall and attach it to the base of your wreath with masking tape.

Cut another longer strip of cardboard the same width as the outer wall of your wreath and attach that to the base of your wreath as well. Make sure you leave a gap to fill your piñata.

Then, tape on the top of your wreath to finish.

DIY Piñata Wreath via Love From Ginger

DIY Piñata Wreath via Love From Ginger

DIY Piñata Wreath via Love From Ginger

Step 03: Cut your fringing ready for gluing on your pinata.

Attach each row of fringing by gluing and wrapping around the wreath, meeting at the back.

DIY Piñata Wreath via Love From Ginger

Step 04: Wrap the fringing all the way around until you reach the hole.

Fill with your goodies and then continue wrapping.

DIY Piñata Wreath via Love From Ginger

Step 05: Make a whacking stick (I’m pretty sure that’s not the real name!) by wrapping some fringe around the top of your dowel and gluing.

You can add any ribbons, bows or other Christmasy things, as well as some ribbon to hang the wreath by.

If you have little folk in your house, it’s probably best to hide the stick until it’s time to crack open the pinata!

DIY Piñata Wreath via Love From Ginger

You can hang your piñata wreath on your front door or inside, and then have loads of fun on Christmas day cracking it open to discover the goodies.

I think this is going to be a new tradition in our house!

Don’t forget to check out all of the other gorgeous wreaths over at The Quarterly Collab – these girls are so talented!

The Quarterly Collab

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5 thoughts on “DIY Pinata Christmas Wreath

    1. Rach Post author

      Thanks Heidi! I’m going to crack it open with my nieces and nephews so they are pretty excited about that!

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