DIY Mini Donut Pinata and Free Donut Printable


We are at it again with the donut pinatas!  This time we’ve created a mini version that’s super simple to make!  Follow the steps below to make one of your very own!

Supplies Needed:  Paper plates, 3 rolls of fringe (white, pink, brown), hot glue gun, washi tape, glue stick, confetti, treats to fill pinata.

diy mini donut pinata

Now to put it all together! 

1. Cut the brims off your paper plates.

diy mini donut pinata

 

2. Fill one paper plate with your goodies. I chose some yummy truffles from Seattle Chocolates, Annie B’s Caramels, and my favorite Blue Q gum!

diy mini donut pinata

 

3. Place 2nd paper plate on top of goody filled plate and tape shut with washi tape.

diy mini donut pinata

 

4. Cut a small piece of brown fringe and hot glue it to the center of the plate – this is the donuts hole.

diy mini donut pinata

 

5. Hot glue around the brown fringe and lay down your pink fringe – this is the frosting and should fill almost the entire top portion of the plate.

diy mini donut pinata

 

6. Glue around the pink fringe and lay down the white fringe – do not glue over the place where the two plates meet.

diy mini donut pinata

7. Repeat steps 1-6 on the other side of the pinata

8. Trim fringe around the pinata if you prefer. I did so it wasn’t quite as fluffy. Fringe clippings make great confetti!

9. Take your glue stick and rub it all over the pink fringe.

diy mini donut pinata

 

10. Sprinkle confetti on donut and let dry.

diy mini donut pinata

 

There you have it! Your very own mini donut pinata. Wasn’t that easy?!

diy mini donut pinata

 

Of course you can make chocolate donuts too!

diy donut pinata

 

And since it’s almost Valentine’s Day and we love you so much we’ve created this fun donut tag for you to attach to your pinata.

We adore these exclusive watercolor donuts tags by Katie Hickenbottom Photography.  Sign up to receive your free printable donut tag!

diy donut pinata

 

Happy crafting!

Katie

 

DIY Heart Pinata

Here at Fancy That we’re lovers, not fighters. With that in mind we designed this DIY Heart Pinata so you can tug on its heart strings (because smashing hearts to pieces on Valentine’s Day just seems wrong). If you pull the correct ribbon the heart will open up and the candy will flow out.

DIY Heart Pinata

 

This pinata is so easy to make and so adorable – if I do say so myself!

Here’s what you’ll need:

Supplies

  • Cardboard Box
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Glue Gun
  • Stapler
  • Twine
  • Ribbon
  • Fringe or Crepe Paper

Here’s how we did it:

Break down your cardboard box. You’ll want two big pieces for the front and back and several smaller pieces for the sides.

DIY Heart Pinata

Next get some paper and cut out a heart. I took two pieces of 8.5 x 11 paper and taped them together. Then I folded them in half and drew half a heart. I cut out the heart and taped it in place on top of a big cardboard piece and cut it out. Do this again to the second big piece of cardboard.

DIY Heart Pinata

DIY Heart Pinata

The box I used  had skinny sides – if your box is a equal on all sides, you’ll want to cut a few thin pieces for the sides of your pinata. The width of your strips will depend on how wide you want your pinata to be.

DIY Heart Pinata

Before attaching the side pieces you can bend them all over so they curve easily around the heart pieces.

Now you can start taping the side pieces to the heart pieces. I used regular tape, but you can use any tape you want. The guts of the pinata do not have to look pretty 🙂

DIY Heart Pinata

When you get to the bottom tip of the heart leave a little extra cardboard, this will act as the trap to keep the candy in the pinata. Staple the winning ribbon to the inside of this piece.

DIY Heart Pinata DIY Heart Pinata

To hang the pinata I used a long piece of twine and knotted the two ends together. Place the twine in between the two sides and center it. Take the stapler and staple the twine inside the cardboard a couple of times (or a lot of times like I did) You’ll want the knotted end of the twine to be inside the pinata.

DIY Heart Pinata

DIY Heart Pinata

Now you can attach the top of the pinata.

DIY Heart Pinata

Look how cute that is already!

Ok, time to attach the rest of the ribbons. I did mine in a few different colors and cut them all different lengths.

DIY Heart Pinata

I taped the ribbons on to all sides with tape. Try not to tape over ribbon that has already been taped because it will pull both ribbons off at the same time. These do not have to be taped on well – you want them to come off easily.

DIY Heart Pinata

Once you have your ribbons attached heat up that glue gun!

You can use crepe paper or fringe to cover your pinata.  I used 3 colors of fringe – red, fuchsia and white. Side note: don’t put the glue on the tape holding down the ribbons – glue around it.

DIY Heart Pinata

DIY Heart Pinata

Fill the pinata with candy and tuck the trap door into the the pinata.

You did it! Now take a few seconds to admire your work and give yourself a well deserved pat on the back.

Happy crafting!

Katie

Patriotic Paper Straw Wreath Tutorial

Ready to add a fancy patriotic decoration to your home? Here’s how with this simple paper straw wreath.

Patriotic Straw Wreath

Supplies

  • Hot glue gun
  • Wreath form – I used a 9’ wreath form because I needed a bigger wreath for my wall but you can use any size just adjust your straw purchase
  • Scissors
  • Small amount of yarn or twine
  • Pinwheels to add a bit of fun – I made three pinwheels using Martha Stewart’s scoring tool. Follow the directions provided in the scoring tool they are super easy. (Optional)

 

Fancy That Supplies

  • 2 Packs of sailor striped blue paper straws
  • 2 packs of candy apple red diagonal paper straws (I didn’t use all the straws in each pack so you will have leftovers to use for patriotic drinks)
  • Washi tape

 

Here goes:

First place a bit of twine or yarn around the wreath to make a loop for hanging.

Once that is done start wrapping your wreath form with washi tape. This is super easy and makes such a difference to the finished look of your wreath.

Patriotic Straw Wreath

Now because I wasn’t sure how many straws I would actually use I frayed the ends of the red straws and cut the blue straws as I placed them around the wreath.

Fraying the ends of the red straws: I wanted to add a special touch to this wreath so I used scissors to cut slits in the end of the red straws and pushed open the end so they flared out. I think this adds a bit of a fireworks feel to the wreath.

I cut the blue straws almost in half. This is totally where your creativity comes in. Choose whatever length you feel like but be sure to be consistent when cutting the blue straws.

Add the first row of straws by using the hot glue gun.  Alternating colors. Place the straws flush with the inside of the wreath.  This is very important. Work your way around the wreath.  Don’t worry about keeping the straws tight just make sure they are as evenly spaced as possible and flush with the inside edge of the wreath form.

Patriotic Straw Wreath

Once your first layer is done you can elect to stop there add the pinwheels and hang that puppy up.

But if you want something a little different here’s how:

I used the cut-off pieces of blue and I cut the red straws to the same length.  I added a second row right over the first. Once that was done I made my pinwheels and clustered them together for visual impact.

Now sit back, sip your patriotic drink and admire your handy work.

Party On!