If you couldn’t tell, I’m really excited to share today’s DIY…a retro camper piñata! I’m really into the “retro” look lately, and I dream of one day fixing up a vintage camper to take “camping” (I’m more of glamping kind of girl). Piñatas are a lot of fun for celebrating any occasion, but they’re also pretty easy to make with any cardboard you have lying around. The most time consuming part is fringing the tissue paper, but trust me, you’ll feel incredibly accomplished once it all comes together into a cute retro camper design. Use your favorite color to accent the bottom and the door of the camper piñata, fill it with candy and start celebrating!
- Packing tape
- Herb scissors
- White tissue paper
- Pink or colored tissue paper
- White paint
- Black paint
- Pink or colored paint
- Paint brush
- Rope/string for hanging
Step 1: Cut two equal half circles, making the bottom a little long to create the shape of a vintage camper. Cut 3-inch strips of cardboard for the sides.
Note, insert candy now, BEFORE finishing taping the piñata.
Step 3: To hang the piñata, attach string or rope to the top now.
If desired, cut another, smaller rectangle and paint silver for a window.
Step 8: Repeat with the white tissue paper.
Step 9: Apply a thin line of glue across the bottom front of the piñata and place a piece of colored tissue on top. Repeat, going about halfway up the piñata and overlapping the pieces of tissue paper.
Repeat this pattern on the opposite side and on the sides, meeting in the middle at the top of the piñata. Then add colored fringe on the bottom. Trim excess tissue so that the outline of the shape is clear.