We made this New Year’s Confetti piñata as an homage to Madewell’s gift well guide. We were so inspired by their holiday banner that we thought it would make an amazing New Year’s piñata. Break in the new year with a 2018 piñata — or relieve all that built up frustration and take a bat to 2017 (man, has it been rough!). Either way, it’ll be a smashing good time. You could even fill it with confetti to make your own kind of ball drop!
Materials: Large pieces of Cardboard, pencil, projector, x-acto knife, corrugated paper, packing tape, twine, white spray paint, Aleene’s glue, brush, mylar confetti, hot glue gun, small clear plastic box
Step 1: Use the projector to project your numbers on to the cardboard. Then trace the numbers in pencil. Do this two times to get two of each number in the same size.
Step 2: Cut out the numbers with an x-acto knife.
Step 3: Cut a piece of corrugated paper long enough to fit around the perimeter of each number. Hot glue to secure the corrugated paper along the outer edge of the number’s shape. Then, hot glue the mirrored image to the other side. Leave a small trap door for treats. Paint the numbers white.
Step 4: Add glue to the numbers by using a brush, then sprinkle on the confetti! We pat ours down to get a more dense look.
Step 5: Make a small hole at the top of each number and thread a piece of twine through. Cut out a 4” square of cardboard and roll into a thin tube, then tie the inner end of the twine to the center of the tube. This is how you’ll hang your pinata!
Step 6: Cut out small rectangles out of the clear plastic box. Glue the pieces to the backside of the numbers so the numbers stick together (to prevent them from spinning around!)
Step 7: Fill, hang, and have a smashing good time!
Crafting by Ida Olmers