Holiday Treat Piñatas

Hello We R friends and happy holidays to you all.

I’m sure many of you will be preparing special treats to take with you to gatherings or for simply enjoying while snuggling up on the couch!

It is has become a bit of a tradition in my circle of friends to gather together and celebrate the passing of another year while enjoying delicious food and of course, each other’s company. For our annual get together, I am going to bring along some tree-shaped cereal treats which are a snap to prepare and to show them off, I’m complimenting my plate with a custom Christmas Tree Mini Piñatas.

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These little piñata kits are new additions to the oh-so-fun DIY Party Mini Piñata collection.

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You will find everything you need to put them together in one convenient kit. They are a great way to whip up some charming décor and are an easy and fun activity for kids!

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What Christmas tree is complete without some twinkling fairy lights? Mine has been given a bit of a customization in the form of some battery-operated lights, hidden inside the piñata shape.

To start off, I traced a rough idea of where I wanted my light string to be on the tree. I then punched some holes into the card with a paper piercer, (which I made slightly larger with the back of a pencil so as to accommodate the LED bulbs.) I opened the bottom of the tree up, extending the opening/closing flap part so I could fit my hand inside. I then popped a little light bulb into each of the holes I had just made. The excess bulbs were tucked inside the piñata and the battery pack placed near the opening for easy access.

I then went about decorating my tree with fringe tape, carefully working around the bulbs sticking out. As a final touch, I popped on some stickers, which come included in the kit. With enough supplies to create 3 Christmas Trees, you can really have fun decorating each one differently

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Here you can see a peek of how the lights are stored inside the piñata. This was a string of 20 lights, which fit inside comfortably.

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Switch them on, and my little tree comes alive!

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I’m sure you’ll agree that these shapes are just so adorable! What’s fun about including the lights inside, is that once these goodies are all gobbled up, I can keep my little tree on my desk or as part of our holiday décor in our home.

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I just love the little light show dancing off the servingware.

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These DIY Party Mini Piñatas also come in this super cute snowman shape. Best of all, he won’t be melting anytime soon!

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If you want to make these yummy cereal treats, here is the recipe, which I found online:

 

Ingredients:

4 cups miniature marshmallows

6 cups Rice Krispies cereal (or equivalent)

Green food colouring

Sprinkles/decorations

 

Instructions:

Prepare a baking tray by lining it with aluminum foil and spraying it with cooking spray.

 

Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat.

 

Add the marshmallows and stir until they are completely melted. Stir in the green food coloring.

 

Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the Rice Krispies.

 

Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Using a piece of wax paper that has been sprayed with cooking spray, press the mixture firmly into the pan.

 

Allow it to cool completely. Lift the foil from the pan and cut out shapes by hand or with a cookie cutter.

 

Decorate with frosting (I used icing sugar mixed with a bit of water) and sprinkles.

 

Store in an airtight container for up to three days.

 

Tip: Work quickly or the marshmallows will start to go stringy.

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Wishing you and your families joy and peace

Chantalle

 

Supplies:

Mini Pinata Kit – Christmas Tree

Holiday Mini Piñata Giveaway Winner!

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Thanks to everyone who entered! We’ve selected a random winner for our Christmas Tree Mini Piñata Kit, and that winner is…

 

These are absolutely adorable! Love the trees and the cute snowman too!
I will be giving my daughter and her boyfriend money for Christmas so they can buy something they want, and it would be fun to hide the money inside along with a few candies!

 

Congratulations Denise! Please send an email to alyd@americancrafts.com with “Holiday Mini Piñata Winner” in the subject line. Please include your full name and mailing address and we’ll get you your prize asap.

Holiday Mini Piñata Giveaway!

**GIVEAWAY CLOSED**

This week on the blog we’re featuring ideas for holiday gifts and gift wrap, so we thought we’d start things off with a fun giveaway!

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We’re giving away one Christmas Tree Mini Piñata Kit which includes three piñatas, along with fringe tape and stickers to decorate them. These would make the perfect activity for a school or family Christmas party. Make one for each guest as a place card, and fill them with your favorite holiday treats.

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If you’d like to be considered for this giveaway, please leave a comment below telling us what you would use these fun piñatas for. Comments will remain open until Thursday, 12/8 at midnight. A random winner will be announced on Friday, 12/9. Remember to check back to see if you won. Good luck!

Ruler Studio Halloween Decor

Hello everyone! Eva Pizarro here today showing a step by step tutorial to create this Halloween Decor using the Mini Piñata Halloween kit and your favorite folded ruler from the Ruler Studio collection.

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Begin by decorating your piñata: seal the opening on the bottom shut, and create an opening at the top with your craft knife.

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Use the fringe tape and the face stickers from the kit to embellish your piñata.

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Use your Power Punch to make holes in the eyes and mouth of your piñata, so when you put the light inside the face will glow.

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Use washi tape to decorate your Ruler Studio. I love to use washi tape for this kind of project, because I can easily change color or remove the washi tape if I need to reuse the ruler.

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Use foam dots to hold your Ruler in place and to attach your embellishments and your piñata. Put some lights around your star and remember to put one or two lights inside your piñata too! (I used the two pull string holes that the piñata already has in the bottom.)

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Fill your piñata with candy, small toys, or lollipops (like I did).

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You could hang this decor on your front door and leave small treats for the kids on your block, or also use it inside your house for your family and friends.

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I think my neighbors are going to love the decor and the lollipops! Do you decorate your front door for Halloween? How long do you think the candies will last?

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Have a great day!

Eva

Supplies

Ruler Studio Folded Ruler

Ruler Studio Foam Dots

Ruler Studio Light Strand

Mini Piñata Halloween Kit

Washi Tape Dispenser

New Releases: DIY Mini Piñata Kits

Hello We R fans! We’re so excited to share some more new releases with you today! These new releases are part of our DIY Party collection, and are an addition to our Mini Piñatas. Introducing our DIY Mini Piñata Kits!

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With four different kits available, you’ll have everything you need to create personalized favors and decor for your holiday celebrations. Choose from Candy Corn, Pumpkin, Christmas Tree or Snowman.

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Each kit contains everything you need to make 3 unique pinatas: pinatas, fringe tape and stickers.

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You can customize them for décor, place settings, or party favors. Plus, they’re a perfect party activity for kids 6 and up.

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These fun kits just released today, so watch for them in stores and online in the coming weeks!