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Ice Cream Cone Pinatas DIY

Summer’s just around the corner. And these pinatas are perfect for a summertime party. They can be used as decorations, fill them with gifts and give to each person or you could fill them with candy for some traditional fun. We made them with balloons, paper mache, and my favorite crepe paper fringe. Try pairing them with my favorite Ice Cream Cone Garland for a fully themed event!

Click through for instructions and more photos!

Materials: 5-Inch Balloons, Flour, Water, Mixing Bowl, Newspaper, Construction Paper, Cone Template, Tacky Glue, Scissors, Crepe Paper

Step 1: Make the paper mache mixture (50% water & 50% flour) and cover your inflated balloons. Hang to dry overnight. (Add another layer if necessary.)
Step 2: Pop the balloons and carefully cut off the bottom quarter of the paper mache balloon.
Step 3: Download the cone template. Trace the template, then cut it out. Fold along the marked lines.
Step 4: Add a strip of glue to the side flap and attach it to the other side to form a cone shape.
Step 5: Add glue to the flaps on the top of the cone and attach it to the cut side of the paper mache balloon.
Step 6: Cover the cone with paper mache and hang to dry overnight.
Step 7: One dry, cover the whole cone with crepe paper fringe. (Work your way from the bottom up.)
Step 8: Top with fringe sprinkles, fill with goodies, and enjoy!

Photography by  Heather Zweig for Oh Happy Day
Art Direction by Jordan Ferney
Produced by Stacy Wichelhaus
Crafting and styling by Caitlin Barker

  1. Meg

    April 22, 2013

    These are precious!

  2. Alexa

    April 22, 2013

    So so cute! Perfect for an ice cream party! :)

  3. Sarah | Sarah The Architect

    April 22, 2013


  4. Elba :: Live Colorful ::

    April 22, 2013

    Ice cream pinatas!! How cool is that. You guys are awesome :) Xo, Elba
    live colorful

  5. Lisette

    April 22, 2013

    These would be perfect for my annual ice cream social!

  6. Bri

    April 22, 2013

    ah these are so cute! perfect for a party i’m hosting next month! thanks!

  7. Elisa

    April 22, 2013

    Too cute! OMG

  8. Melle Coccinelle

    April 22, 2013

    they are really cute :)

  9. A Pillow for Your Thoughts

    April 22, 2013

    Those are a great idea for a party! How did you come up with that?

  10. LARY@ Inspiration Nook

    April 22, 2013

    Love these!!!! Perfect for an ice cream lover like my self.

  11. Marylinne

    April 22, 2013

    I really love going to this site for inspiration, but ENOUGH of the pinatas in every shape possible already. I’m so sad to say I’m going to have to drop you from my reader for being so boring and uncreative.

    • jordan
      • jordan
      • April 23, 2013

      The awesome thing about having your own blog is you get to post whatever you want! Maybe you can close your eyes when you get to the pinata posts? 😉 -J

  12. Danyelle

    April 22, 2013

    I’m scheming up excuses in my head to make one of these. So darling, as usual. xo

  13. Monica

    April 22, 2013

    So Very cool to find this.
    I will attempt making one for my 3 yr olds bday!

  14. Holli Anne

    April 22, 2013

    My goodness! I am absolutely envisioning an ice cream themed party, where there are fun toppings awaiting inside the pinata! Doing this!

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    April 23, 2013

    Very creative. DIY is my favorite.

  16. Charlotte Saye

    April 23, 2013

    These are so so adorable, love them! xxx

  17. El Cajón de las Especias

    April 24, 2013

    Marvellous idea!!!

  18. Hilde

    April 24, 2013

    I absolutely love these! Most adorable pinatas ever! 😀

  19. Sarah

    April 24, 2013

    Do you make your own paper fringe, or is it purchased from somewhere?

  20. Charlotte

    April 25, 2013

    Such a cute idea, and I love the colours you have used!

  21. Bellenza Bistro

    April 25, 2013

    Just in time for Cinco de Mayo!

  22. Brooke

    April 25, 2013

    These are great! I love your website, such cute ideas!

  23. lyndsay

    April 25, 2013

    eeee totally cute jordan! i’d fill mine with little packets of freeze dried astronaut ice cream! ^__^

    hmm, not sure what marylinne is on about, boring and uncreative!? sounds like she’s being ironic! oh happy day RULES!

  24. Pia

    April 26, 2013

    Hi Jordan! love your blog and ideas! Sorry to ask but I didn’t understand when and how to fill the pinata with candys…. I’m trying this one this weekend althoug here in Argentina is autumm! :-)

    Thanks so much!


  25. Stephanie

    April 28, 2013

    This is my favorite pinata to date. Super cute!

  26. Hannah

    May 3, 2013

    How cute!! This goes perfectly with out sorority theme for this spring’s class. Totally doing this!

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