Anchors aweigh… It’s almost summer! I am feeling very excited and inspired for our warm season ahead. These paper anchor pinatas are a great way to kick off the festivities. Plus, if your house is anything like mine there is a lot of candy leftover from yesterday. Instead of slowly eating it all yourself – why not stuff a pinata, invite friends over, and share the sweet wealth!
Since this pinata is made with paper and a simple paint job (without all the fringe and fuss) it comes together quickly and will turn any day into a party. Also, glossy blue wrapping paper! Don’t you think it looks an awfully lot like water? Hang it on the walls, or use it to line your tables for an instant seaside look.
To make the anchors aweigh large pinata you’ll need two poster-boards, hot glue, paint, and a brush. The small anchor pinata favors will use two pieces of plain white paper.
Start by drawing out an anchor template, or download our free template right here. Cut the template out twice (either on the poster-board for the large, or the small paper for the miniature pinata favors). Paint the two pinata layers to add texture and a pretty touch for the party.
Next cut a straight line from the left over paper. We used a 1 inch paper for the small pinatas, and a 5 inch paper for the large ones. Turn the bottom layer inside up. Starting at the bottom of the pinata begin gluing the cut paper along the inside of the template. Begin at the bottom and work all the way around the pinata. If the cut paper is not long enough, simply cut another!
After the bottom layer is done, it is time to stuff the pinata! Grab all the treats, confetti and small toys you can and fill the anchor to the top of the glued on paper line. Next, it’s time to finish off the pinata. Run a small line of hot glue along the inside paper and stick the top pinata layer on top!
Finish the anchor pinata off by hanging it with a plastic link chain (we found this yellow one at The Home Depot). Hang the pinata up and hit for goodies, while you dream of the beach and sand beneath your feet.
Photography by Jocelyn Noel for A Subtle Revelry.