Tissue Christmas Tree Garland

I love that moment when you are scrolling through Pinterest and see a project that you have to make! It gets even better when you realize that you have a We R Memory Keepers tool that will help create that project in a snap!

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These adorable tree paper tassels, made with the DIY Party Fringe & Score Board, are festive and fun! My mom, my dad, and I had fun creating these over the holiday weekend, so I have double the reason to smile as I look as this décor hanging in our kitchen!

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Using a basic piece of tissue paper (from my holiday wrapping stash), I folded it in half to create a square. It was folded again to make a rectangle.

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That rectangle was cut in half, leaving a fold at the top. The fold at the top is essential for creating the tassels. I found that two layers of tissue paper was the right thickness for cutting, because of the delicate nature of the tissue paper.

Note: with one sheet of tissue paper you can make 4 tree tassels.

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The tissue paper was placed inside the Fringe & Score Board. To stop myself from cutting through the fold, I placed one of the stoppers at the top, behind the cutting tool.

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The cutting tool was set to ½” and the tissue paper was lined up with the ½” guideline. Then I slid the cutting tool down the track. Look at those perfect cuts! To finish the cuts, I moved the tissue paper over to the ½” guideline, lining up the last cut with it.

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After cutting all the tissue paper, each of the panels was opened. Starting at the one side, I rolled the tissue paper. Then I twisted the center and folded it in half. I wrapped the center around the Ruler Studio Clear Lights 20 bulb string, securing it with a glue dot. Followed the same process for each tree tassel.

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To add festive words to the string of lights and tree tassels, I grabbed the Mini Alphabet Punch Board. Using paper from a 3×5 pad, I punched out the letters to spell Fa-La-La-La.

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The letters were attached to the string of lights with glue dots.

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My dad punched gold stars from the metallic 3×5 pad and adhered them to the top of each tree. My mom punched small red circles and adhered those to each tree as small ornaments. We all giggled at how crazy cute this turned out!

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Will you make any holiday décor with your family this season?

Thanks for stopping by!

Kimberly

 

Supplies:

DIY Party Fringe & Score Board

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Paper Pad 3×5: Multicolor, Gold & Silver Metallic Foil

Ruler Studio Lights Clear 20 Bulb String

Swim Team Party Decor

Welcome back to the We R blog! Today Kimberly is up, and she was given the challenge to create a project with a sports theme. Check out what Kimberly created below!

 

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Hello We R fans! Kimberly here with a set of fun sports-party décor! We are nearing the end of the long course season for swimming and it is time for our team to celebrate those who earned their way to the state level competition! I had a couple of fun ideas, but the more We R Memory Keepers tools I pulled out, the more fun ideas I had! Creating this décor was an absolute blast! I know you will want to use some of these ideas for your next team party too!

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To start with, I created this bunting to look like our pool lane lines. The pool lane lines are a large part of life at the pool, and I wondered if I could make something to resemble the lane lines. I thought about the DIY Party Honeycomb and how it makes 3D shapes.

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So, using the DIY Party Honeycomb stencils and one pad of the DIY Party Blossom Honeycomb, I traced the smallest circle down the adhered-together side. Then I cut them out with scissors. I repeated the same process for each color of Honeycomb.

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To create the bunting, I grabbed a long piece of DIY Party Raffia and applied liquid glue to side of my honeycomb.

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I placed the Raffia in the center, along the fold, and then held the sphere in place for a moment as the glue set. After making a few of these, I quickly learned that it is better to open up the Honeycomb, create the shape, and then adhere the sides together. The Honeycomb opened up more to make the sphere seem fuller.

The minute my son saw this, he knew exactly what it was! This bunting will look great hanging on the wall, but I will be making a few more to place down the center of the tables!

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The DIY Party Pinatas made the perfect touch-a way to commemorate the year. I know when we take photos, these will be a fun and festive reminder! Plus, how fun to include candy inside each piñata at the tables!

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Hands down, my favorite party of the décor are these pompoms! Perfect for the moms and dads to take home and use to cheer on their swimmer at the event!

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I started with the DIY Party Fringe and Score Board with DIY Party Mylar Paper Pack. After folding the sheet of Mylar in half, I lined everything up, according to the directions. Then I slid the Fringe Tool down the guide. It moves so easy, creating perfectly spaced fringe. Then I removed the Mylar paper, opening it up to lay flat. I rolled at the middle, then folded it in half again.

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Using an industrial stapler, we adhered one fringe to one side of a chopstick and a second one to the other side. Perfect pompoms! Coolest part is, you could also use tissue paper in the DIY Fringe and Score Board. Imagine the colors you could customize for your team!

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To finish the entire ensemble off, I created banners using the Banner Punchboard and the Alphabet Punchboard.  So much fun to make! It will add so much to our celebration! Go LMST!

What does your sports team have to celebrate?

 

Supplies:
DIY Party Honeycomb Stencils
DIY Party Honeycomb 5 3/4 “ x 12”; Blossom, White, Black
DIY Party Raffia
DIY Party Piñatas; 1 , 6
DIY Party Fringe Tape; Black
DIY Party Fringe and Score Board
DIY Party Mylar Paper Pack
DIY Party Card stock Pad 12×12
Banner Punch Board
Alphabet Punch Board

 

 

Father’s Day Gift Wrap

Hello, friends! Tessa Buys here with a project that you and the kids can put together in no time for Father’s Day:

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First, I went shopping for the treats. As I was filling the shopping cart. I realized I had a color palette going and I stuck with it – blue, yellow, a little bit of red and silver. I also picked up a blue tub to hold everything.

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Because my husband’s favorite color is green, I added that to the mix. I took green and silver fringe tape from the DIY Party collection and wrapped the tub. I also wrapped the neck of the root beer bottle.

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Using patterns from the Wildflower and Flower Girl collections that coordinated with my treats, I made a banner. I tied the banner to skewers and then taped the skewers to the inside of the tub. I also added some silver stars to skewers and tucked them in between the treats.

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Using more of the patterned paper and fringe tape, I created a prize ribbon and attached it to the front of the tub. Everything is taped in place so that when we’re done celebrating, we can save the decorations and use the tub for another purpose.

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All in all, decorating the tub took about as long as going to the grocery store to grab the treats. It’s an easy and festive project, thanks to We R Memory Keepers! Enjoy creating (and enjoy those dads!).

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Supplies Used:

DIY Party Fringe Tape Meadow

DIY Party Fringe Tape Silver

Wildflower, Flower Girl Patterned Paper

End of the School Year Piñatas

Hello, We R Memory Keepers readers! Laura here with a fun idea to celebrate the end of the school year with your kids. My kids work hard all year long, and it is a big achievement to move up to the next grade in school. I thought it would be fun to celebrate my daughter and son moving on to 1st and 4th grade, respectively, with a candy filled piñata.

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I used the number one and number four DIY Party Mini Piñatas to signify the grades they were moving to at the end of the school year. The Mini piñatas and fringe are so easy to work with – you can create these special treats in no time!

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Start by filling your piñata with candy using the opening on the bottom.

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Then wrap the piñata from the bottom up to the top using the DIY Party fringe tape. As you work, you will trim any excess fringe off with scissors. On areas where the piñata has an angled edge you can wrap the fringe around the flat edges first. Trim and then add a piece of fringe along the angled edge.

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My kids were really excited to open their treats on the last day of school. And I am a proud mom to a 1st and 4th grader now. Where does the time go?

 

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How do you celebrate your kids finishing up the school year?

 

Supplies:

DIY Party Mini Piñatas

DIY Party Fringe Tape

Scissors

Filler for your piñata

Baby Banner

Hello, We R fans! Laura here showing you a cute baby banner that would be perfect for a baby shower or birthday party. A little fringe and some simple letters are all you need to make this banner shine.

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Start by trimming a piece of white textured cardstock four inches wide. Using the Banner Punch Board, cut a flag shape on one end of the banner. Trim the overall banner length to seven inches long. Punch holes in the top of the banner piece. You will need four of these banner shapes.

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Cut a piece of plain white cardstock four inches wide. Again, using the Banner Punch board create a flag shape on one end of the banner. Trim the overall banner length to five inches long. You will again need four of these.

 

Starting at the bottom of your five inch banner shape, begin layering rows of fringe tape to cover the banner shape. Trim the ends with scissors.

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Once you reach the top, trim the excess fringe from the bottom of the banner. Punch holes in the top of the banner shape. Fluff the fringe a little before proceeding to the next step. I did two with Blossom fringe and two with Ocean fringe.

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Start stringing your banner together. Use a piece of ribbon and a piece of coordinating twine and tie the banner pieces together using a double knot. Alternate pink and blue ribbons. On the ends, simply tie a knot at either end.

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Using the Alphabet Punch Board and the 3 x 5 in Basics Paper pad, cut out the word BABY, alternating pink and blue papers.

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Attach the letters to the banner using adhesive foam squares.

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This banner would be wonderful for a gender reveal party since it is both pink and blue. However, the general design of the banner could be easily altered with all of the options for colors of Fringe Tape to suit any party decor.

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Supplies:

Banner Punch Board
Textured White Cardstock
White Cardstock
Ocean Fringe Tape
Blossom Fringe Tape
Ribbon
Twine
Alphabet Punch Board
3 x 5 in Basics Paper Pad

Fringe Hearts Wedding Decor

Hello, WRMK friends!  Shellye McDaniel here today with an easy-to-make wedding décor using the DIY Party Mini Heart Pinatas.

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With chalkboard art being all the rage, and because I love rustic/shabby chic styled weddings, I thought it would be fun to create a faux chalkboard to the front of ones of the hearts.

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I first traced the heart onto a piece of black cardstock by American Crafts and then cut the shape out.

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The cardstock heart was adhered to the front and initials were added using a white chalk marker from my stash.  To the sides, I cut 1.5” strips from the lightest Blossom DIY Party Fringe Tape, Black DIY Party Fringe Tape and Silver DIY Party Fringe Tape.  The pieces were layered slightly over each other until both sides of the heart were completely covered.

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For the two remaining hearts, I cut four 1.5” X 8” strips of black cardstock and attached them around the sides.  Before adding the fringe tape to the fronts of the hearts, I drew on a couple of lines so that I would be able to keep the tape as straight as possible.

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The trio of hearts can be stacked together as shown above and used for a single display OR use them to fill with small gifts for the bridesmaids!

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The hearts would make a sweet accent when greeting guests who sign in or add them individually or clustered as tabletop decorations…there are so many possibilities!

Products:

DIY Party Mini Heart Pinatas
Blossom DIY Party Fringe Tape
Black DIY Party Fringe Tape
Silver DIY Party Fringe Tape
American Crafts 12X12 Black Textured Cardstock

 

Fiesta Fringe Cards

Hello, friends! Tessa Buys here with a pair of cards that has me in the mood for a fiesta!

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I created this birthday card and congratulations card using We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Fringe Tape. I used yellow, orange and red to create an ombre effect.

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I cut a 4 inch by 5.25 inch piece of cardstock as my card front, then started layering strips of the fringe tape from the bottom up. Once done, I glued the card front to a 4.25 inch by 5.5 inch card base.

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I typed my sentiments, cut them into strips, and added them to the cards before I ruffled the fringe. To fluff the fringe, I turned the cards upside down and gently brushed my fingers down the card fronts.

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I love how festive these cards are! I think that when I send them out, I’ll include confetti in the envelopes. Now, what else can I stick this fringe tape to? Thanks for visiting today and happy creating to you!

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Supplies Used:

DIY Party Fringe Tape Citrus
DIY Party Fringe Tape Blossom
DIY Party Fringe Tape Sunrise

 

Love & Laughter Fringe Scrapbook Page

Hello again! Chantalle with you today, sharing a page that captures some spontaneous, fun moments between my Sister and Niece. I watch her growing up and wonder where the time has gone! I’ve matched the pretty hues of the Honey I’m Home collection and paired it with some decadent gold and a pop of bold animal.

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The star of this show for me would have to be the DIY Party Fringe Tape. Being self adhesive, it’s a snip to apply directly to your projects. Plus, it comes in a large variety of colours, making coordinating a breeze.

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Using the printed vertical lines as a guide, I’ve layered Gold, Sky, Meadow and White tape over their corresponding colours.

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This pink card with the foiled ‘Love’ comes from a pack of Crush Ephemera.

I’ve also used the Honey I’m Home Card Kit which contains 4×4 insta cards, frames and clear cards. I’ve popped a green card behind my photos to serve as a base and then adhered two clear cards over the top, to add to the title and draw the eye in.

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Because the page has so much detail going on, I’ve kept the embellishments sparse. A couple of gold sequins, some stickers and an adorable bow-shaped paper clip from the Oh Goodie! collection. Acetate can be a tricky thing to attach. You could stitch it to your project, use eyelets or a stapler. I recently found a good glue, so I dotted it on the underside of the spots and adhered it my page.

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As a final touch, I’ve run some lines of metallic machine stitching for a bit of texture and to finish it off.

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Thank you so much for stopping by today!

 

Chantalle

 

Supplies:

DIY Party Fringe tape White

DIY Party Fringe tape Gold

DIY Party Fringe Tape Sky

DIY Party Fringe Tape Meadow

Honey I’m Home ‘Neighborhood’

Honey I’m Home Card & Frame Kit

Honey I’m Home Puffy Stickers

Honey I’m Home Accent Stickers

Crush Ephemera

Clearly Posh Enamel Dots

Clearly Posh 12×12 Acetate Cheetah with Gold Foil

Oh Goodie Shaped Paper Clips

Gold adhesive sequins

Piñata Fun with Kids

Hello everyone, Wendy here today to share some Pinata fun that my kids and I had recently.  When I saw the mini pinatas, I knew this would make a perfect craft project for my kids and I to do, but how to decorate them in a somewhat mess free manner?  Enter the magical fringe tape and you have a solution which is mess free and easy for any age to participate in!

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The fun began when my children ripped open the packages of pinatas to pick their favorite design.  They each chose a color from the fun fringe tape to begin with and some started right away.

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It is much easier if you start your tape on the bottom of your project and work up, but not all the little ones listened and so we had fringe tape going every which way.  Since the tape is designed so well, we were easily able to remove some of the pieces and turn them around and they still stuck.  Even with tape going many different directions the pinatas still turned out really cute and all the kids were proud of their work.

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We even discovered that you can use markers on your pinatas to draw in some details such as eyes, a mouth, or even coloring the fringe tape to make some brown hair!

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Design Tip:  Cutting the fringe tape to fit the smaller sides before sticking down the fringes is much easier for the kids to get a clean look.  The tape on the fringe is very sticky, but it can be pulled up to fix the placement for a short time period.

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My children had such fun decorating their pinatas and it was such a great mess free activity to do together and build some fun memories!  Our cute little pinatas are now on display in our home as we have already enjoyed the Easter candy that they held!  Have you tried these with your kids yet, what tips and tricks did you find?

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Supplies:

DIY Party Fringe Tape
DIY Party Mini Pinatas

Guest Designer: Carissa Wiley

Hi everyone!  I’m Carissa from SprinkledWithGlitter.com and I’m so excited to be sharing here on the WRMK blog.  It’s party week and if there’s one thing I love to do, it’s party!  I’ve created a few different versions of the WRMK mini cupcake piñatas to share with you.  I’m going to give you some tips on decorating them and share a few ideas I have for stuffing them full of fun!

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The WRMK fringe tape is a fast and easy way to decorate these mini piñatas.  It’s not the only way, but I love the texture and color the fringe tape adds.  Because the fringe tape has adhesive on the back, you can quickly apply it your piñatas.  I love that this fringe tape is thin enough to tear too.  This would be a fun project for your littles.  It’s easy enough for their little hands and would allow them some creative time.  It would be a great activity at your next party!

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The fringe tape is available in so many fun colors.  For my first piñata, I just couldn’t resist using the entire rainbow of colors.  I created some rainbow frosting on my cupcake.  I also used the silver metallic fringe tape along the bottom.  This reminded me of the aluminum cupcake liners my mom used to use.  And it adds some fun shine to the cupcake!  To add even more shine, I added a silver pull to the bottom.  This allows the recipient to quickly open the piñata (without getting out their mini baseball bat).  I sprinkled on some sparkling clear sequins as well.  These make for a fun accent.  And a cupcake isn’t a cupcake without some sprinkles.

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I was having such a fun time with the fringe tape, my imagination started running off on me.  For my next cupcake, I was thinking of ways I could customize the fringe tape.  I used a large rubber background stamp to stamp a pattern on the pink fringe.  I chose a tone on tone effect for this cupcake.  I think the pink polka dots are so much fun!  I finished this cupcake off by adding a die cut heart and heat embossed sentiment.  This would make a great little gift!

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The fringe tape is also available in white.  You could create custom colors of fringe using inks, markers and mists.  I experimented with several of these mediums and had great success.  When using a mist, it’s important that you mist lightly.  You will have a bit of curling, but I think it adds to the fun texture of the fringe.

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For my last cupcake, I decided to go with white frosting.  Vanilla is my favorite.  I used some fun colorful sequins to add a bit of sparkle and color to this cupcake.  I also used some shimmer mist over the white fringe to make it sparkle.  It’s hard to capture in the photos, but it really shines in real life.

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I’m sharing a video tutorial over on my blog, SprinkledWithGlitter.com.  I’ll be sharing some tips for adding the fringe to these adorable mini piñatas.

Here are a few tips:

  1. I found it easiest to apply the fringe to the front and back of the piñata first.  Instead of trying to rip or cut the fringe in the shape of the piñata, which can be a little awkward, wrap the fringe around the side and tear it.
  2. After you’ve applied the fringe to the front and back, add the fringe to the sides of the piñata.  This will cover those bits of fringe you’ve wrapped around the edge and give your piñata a finished look.
  3. Always, and I do mean always, work from the bottom up.  It’s nearly impossible to tuck the fringe up under other layers of fringe that you’ve already applied.
  4. Precut fringe to add to the sides of your piñata.  I found that the sides were about 1 ½ inches.  I precut several pieces to apply to the sides, making the application go much more quickly.

You could also decorate these piñatas in other ways.  You could paint them.  You could decopage them with decorative papers.  You could ink them.  The sky’s the limit!  Since their made of a thin chipboard material, they’re very easy to work with!

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I couldn’t resist thinking of all of the fun things you could stuff inside of these piñatas.  While they make fun decorations and favors for a party, they’re also a creative way to give fun little gifts.  I’m sure there are a million and one things you can stuff inside, but here’s my top 10.

  1. Money –I mean, who doesn’t love cold hard cash?
  2. Gift cards – They fit perfectly inside.
  3. Confetti – There’s some fun colorful and metallic confetti available for these.  What a fun surprise when the recipient opens it!  You could also punch some fun little shapes to mix in with your confetti, like hearts or stars.
  4. Sequins – It’s like the sparkliest confetti you’ll ever see.  And you know I love my sparkle!
  5. Candy – This one was maybe a bit obvious.  Pinata = Candy
  6. Jewelry – This is a fun and creative way to give a tiny gift like jewelry.  It’s a perfect fit!
  7. Mini nail polish – I know you’ve seen them!  Those adorable tiny nail polishes would be a great little piñata stuffer for your next preteens party favors.
  8. Page flags, mini erasers, stickers, decorative paper clips and baby pens – For the planner lover in your life.
  9. A heartfelt note – This would make the cutest envelope ever!
  10. Glitter – Only for the person that you want angry at you forever! 😉

No matter what you fill these with, these mini piñatas are sure to be a hit!

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Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing different ways to decorate and use your mini piñatas!  And I hope you’ll give it a try for your next party!  Have a fabulous day!

DIY Party Mini Piñatas
DIY Party Mini Piñatas Pull Tabs
DIY Party Fringe Tape
DIY Party Confetti