DIY Shamrock Pinata

 

DIY Shamrock Pinata

DIY Shamrock Pinata

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DIY Shamrock Pinata

Start by drawing a large shamrock on a huge piece of cardboard. Using a picture off the internet as reference I freehand drew the shamrock outline on the cardboard.  I then cut out my shamrock shape using a craft knife.

DIY Shamrock Pinata

Placing the cut shamrock shape on a second large sheet of cardboard I traced the cut shamrock, and cut out a second large shamrock shape that is identical to the first one.
DIY Shamrock Pinata

Next cut 2 inch wide long strips of cardboard for the sides of the pinata, and begin taping them around the edge of a cardboard shamrock using packing tape.DIY Shamrock Pinata

Once this is done stick the second large shamrock over the tapped edges and tape the sides and top and bottom pieces together using lots of packing tape. Make sure put in the candy or prizes before you fully close the shamrock with tape.

DIY Shamrock Pinata

After the cardboard pinata shape is done it is time to cover the pinata with tissue paper. Begin by cutting long strips of tissue paper that are 2-3 inches wide and the entire length of the piece of tissue paper.

DIY Shamrock Pinata

Using fringe scissors cut evenly spaced fringe detailing on the bottom of each strip of tissue paper.

DIY Shamrock Pinata

Onto covering the entire pinata with tissue paper! To start I glued sheets of tissue paper all over the pinata to make sure that even if the fringe was to be raised you couldn’t see the cardboard underneath. Then starting from the bottom I applied glue to the top of a fringed strip of tissue paper and stuck it to the pinata.

DIY Shamrock Pinata

DIY Shamrock Pinata

Working my way up the pinata I continued covering all sides of the pinata until it was fully covered with fringe.


DIY Shamrock Pinata

Once the pinata is ready to go smack the pinata with your pinata stick (mine was a wooden dowel covered with crepe paper).
DIY Shamrock Pinata

Pinata defeated! Bring on the gold chocolate and confetti inside.

 

 

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