Inside: Your cutest new tradition, DIY Valentine pinatas. Donuts pinatas, hearts pinatas, emoji pinatas and a whole lot of love!
Skip the drug store teddy bears this year and make your kids/husband/friends their own Valentine Day piñata. We are starting a new tradition of doing this for the kids every year. Opening heart pinata on Valentine’s Day morning will become a tradition my kids will remember and sweet way to put little gifts and notes of love inside a crazy fun package.
My favorite thing about pinatas is that once you know how to make one… you can make them all! No matter what the shape, size or design – its the same combination of cardboard, fringe, and filling. Every time.
Fringe + bling is possibly my favorite pinata combo ever.
See how we make this heart pinata base below, then create your own work of love from one of our favorite Valentine heart pinata inspirations:
Make miniature piñatas to send in lunch bags or have out on the morning table. Creating a mix of heart pinata, donut pinatas, and other fun shapes make the serving super fun.
Filling the piñata with confetti instead of sweets is a great way to celebrate without giving everyone tummy aches.
This flower clad piñata from Say Yeh is one my kids will just gush over, candy or not.
This pretty pastel heart will look great hanging over the mantel awaiting Valentine’s Day morning. In fact, this might just be the new way we do stockings. Fringe clad hearts hanging on the mantel in February are sure to brighten a long winter right up.
And one for the pets, because who doesn’t have heart eyes for a MEOW heart pinata!
Using Duct Tape instead of crepe fringe will save you some major cutting time and the result is a graphic and fun take on this heart pinata!
DIY Valentine Heart Pinata
To make the any of these heart piñatas you can start with our piñata heart base and create from there. You will need:
- Cardboard such as a cereal box
- Colored crepe paper, metallic tinsel, or cake (see above)
- Ruler & pen
- Chocolates, confetti, and other fun fillings
How To Make A Heart Pinata
- Draw on the cereal box an arrow, then in the center make a heart. Cut out the heart shape. Trace the first shape and cut a second identical shape. Then cut the cardboard sides (around 1”).
- Start to put the piñata together, by combining the bottom edge to the sides with tape.
- Before the piñata gets closed off be sure to add all the fillings inside!
- It is optional but I will sometimes add an extra heart layer on top of the already created 2 layer piñata. This makes it more 3D and a little more difficult to break open – they should have to work for it:). The process is the same as step two. Create the 3rd layer and glue on top of the first two.
- Now for the fun cutting! Cut out crepe paper fringe, as it is showing on the picture.
- Glue the crepe paper on and around the piñata. Let the paper dry and then finish off the trim.
TADA! That is it. Anyone will feel loved with a broken pinata filled with goodies at their feet.
(Pinata tutorial photography ©A Subtle Revelry by Marie-Laure. All others linked in descriptions).