DAY 1 | Piñata Tree Ornaments

DAY 1 | Piñata Tree Ornaments

Happy December. Welcome to Day 1 in  “The Creative Collective Sweden’s: 24 Days of Creativity Calendar.”  The guests and the entire month have me seeing rainbows; gingerbread rainbows, actually. I suspect that when you see the guest list below, you’ll feel the same. I’m so thrilled and relieved to finally be able to say, “Let’s go.” 

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If you’re already a follower of willowday, then you know that I’m attacted to projects that can have multiple uses.  I think these piñata are that kind of project:
– ornaments
– table decoration
– gifts
– advent calendars.
I can’t wait to see what you do with these. 

post_tcc_2016_pinata_mainYou need:

  • Paper Hats (Use store purchased or make your own using this template | Click here) 
  • Tissue or Crepe Paper
  • Scissors (optional: Fringe Scissors, if you have these)
  • Glue Gun
  • Ribbon
  • Wooden Skewer, if making the variation with the tree trunk
  • Candy or Toys

Let’s Make:

Start by assembling the hats.

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post_tcc_2016_pinata_steps_d– Cut ribbon to size and adhere to the top of the hat with glue gun. 


– FrInge Crepe or Tissue Paper in long strips.

post_tcc_2016_pinata_steps_e— Cut Paper Circles that will cover the bottom of the hat. 

post_tcc_2016_pinata_steps_bThese can be made with matching paper or tissue paper.

  • post_tcc_2016_pinata_steps_cPlace Candy and Treats in the middle of the circle,
  • Apply glue to the outer edges of the circle and press the hat in place so that it closes.
  • After the cone has been filled and sealed, adhere fringe around the outside of the cone. 
  • Once this is dry, your ornaments are ready!
  • Remember: these aren’t just pretty, these ornaments are meant for action, as well.

When party time comes, pop open the bottom and enjoy!

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Optional: if you’d like to have a tree on a long wooden trunk there are two steps to add before filling the cone with candy.

  • Fill inside point of the hat with glue and press the wooden skewer into this
  • Let cool.
  • Once this is cool, fill the cone with candy or treats then, delicately mark the middle of the paper base or make a very very small hole. Slide the wooden skewer through the base and then adhere the base to the cone, as above. 
  • The hot glue is perfect for creating a stable base to hold the wooden skew. 

Something you might like:

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Willow Wishes!

If you’re looking for more projects to make,  | HERE |  or items from the kitchen | HERE | 

Something you might like:

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Swedish Snowflakes: Moose Snowflake , Dala Horse Snowflake , Snowman Snowflake 

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