Miniature unicorn pinatas – A Subtle Revelry

Miniature unicorn pinatas

Unicorn pinata

I’ve been dreaming up this idea all summer, and was beyond thrilled to see these gorgeous photos from our newest contributor Brie pop into my mailbox last week. Transforming a ho-hum piñata may just be the best, most fabulous, easiest way to make a sparkling party statement. With the pinata base already intact, the project couldn’t be easier! Make these unicorn pinata cuties for favors, place seats, or just for the joy of it. They will quickly make any party space sparkle with festive fun.

Unicorn pinata

Unicorn pinata

For parties? Yes, of course!!! And also… maybe just for my desk. We all need a little magical power around, especially when magic looks this pretty. ;)

Unicorn pinatas!

To make the miniature unicorn pinatas you will need: A mini pinata (ours are from Target), white tissue paper, a variety of pastel tissue paper, white Elmer’s glue, scissors (Martha Stewart fringe scissors work great for making fringe), white card stock, gold glitter, and black card stock.

DIY unicorn pinatas

A unicorn pinata!

Here’s how to recreate this look:
1. First strip the piñata of its original tissue paper.
2. Cut long strips of folded in half tissue paper that are about 2 inches wide and fringe.
3. Starting at the bottom of the piñata, start layering the fringed strips of tissue paper one on top of each other, securing with glue.
4. Once the piñata is covered, add a unicorn tail by cutting long strips of different colored tissue paper and gluing them into the candy opening of the piñata. Take the same strips of pastel colored tissue paper and make the unicorns mane by gluing strips to the piñata “neck” one by one.

Unicorn pinata

Don’t forget the horn! The sparkly unicorn horn was made simply by forming a cone from white card stock and glittering it. Replace the eyes from your original piñata or cut the unicorns eye from black card stock and glue them on.

(Project design + photography ©A Subtle Revelry by Brie Zacher).


  1. WHAA! SO CUTE! I can’t even… SO ADORABLE!

  2. Rose

    25 August

    OMG! I can’t get over this! It’s just way too cute : )

    Nice and easy transform too! Way easier than making them from scratch. LOVE!

  3. SHUT. UP. This is amazing! I made a zebra mini piñata and thought it was the best thing ever until I saw this!

  4. Josephine

    12 October

    Love the post! I SO need to make this asap! :D

  5. This little cutie just makes me smile. I don’t know that I would be able to break it to get the lollies out. It’s too sweet!

  6. Brooke

    12 September

    I don’t even know where to look because this is so freaking cute it’s hurting my eyes. I’m right on the edge of considering hosting a birthday party for my puppy turning one just so she can have a unicorn piñata!

  7. Anon

    20 September

    This looks really similar to the DIY unicorn pinata that Buzzfeed shared earlier in the summer.

    • Victoria

      20 September

      Anon, It totally does! This post is from last fall (2015). I hate that they so often steal other bloggers content and run it as their own. But I’m just going to keep creating and keep celebrating! Thanks.

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