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Swinging Good Times: Personal Pinatas Full of Liveliness

When we stumbled across the idea of personal pinatas by accident, we were very pleased indeed. They’re just such a fun idea of basically any occasion! We immediately made one for a coworker who had a birthday coming up and the idea was a big hit, so we’ve been making them ever since.

Just in case you’re as intrigued by the idea of making funny miniature pinatas as we were, if not more, here are 15 of the best ideas that we’ve come across so far.

1. Fringey rainbow pinatas


These simple candy pinatas from Somewhat Simple are made of paper cups and strips of construction paper cut into fringe. We adore the way the paper layers, especially in rainbow colours like you see in this picture!

2. Personal pinatas made from birthday hats


Are you actually in quite a hurry to make your personal pinata so you’re hoping to use materials that you might already have around your house? Then reach into the birthday supplies box and grab an old paper had and some tissue paper, because Thrifty Minded Mama has you covered!

3. Miniature pineapple pinata


Besides the fact that this adorable little mini pineapple pinata has a happy face and is made in bright colours, we particularly enjoy the way Making the World Cuter‘s tutorial also teaches you how to make the stick you’ll need to break it open!

4. Happy watermelon mini pinata


Did we really catch your attention with the idea of making miniature fruit shaped pinatas but you’re just not feeling the pineapple design quite enough to give it a try? Then maybe this adorably bright watermelon would be a little more up your alley! Get the details on Eighteen 25.

5. Mini pinatas made from two pointed paper cups


Did we catch your attention with the paper cup idea because you definitely have some of those lying around to work with but your are the pointed kind rather than the ones you saw above? Then you have almost everything you need to make these awesome double pointed mini pinatas outlined step by step on One Charming Party!

6. Regular paper cup and tissue paper pull pinatas


These pinatas might look a lot like the ones we showed you earlier on our list with the fringed construction paper but they have one key differing feature: they have a pull string on the bottom! This makes them kind of like a small cross somewhere between pinatas and party poppers. See how they’re made in more detail on See the Happy.

7. DIY mini unicorn pinata


If you’re going to put all the work and effort into making a personal pinata from scratch, would you rather make something that has a little more character and whimsy to it? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Hello Wonderful made this wonderfully adorable unicorn pinata with a rainbow tail!

8. Little strawberry pinata


Just in case you’re actually still thinking about how much you loved the idea of making a fruit pinata with its own stick but you’ve never been a big melon fan either, here’s a berry design that might suit you a little better! Check out Eighteen 25 to learn how this strawberry was made.

9. Easter egg mini pinatas


Are you the kind of person who adores making seasonal crafts because celebrating holidays has always been your favourite thing? Then we’d absolutely encourage you to take a look at how these cute Easter egg personal pinatas were made. Make sure you bookmark Oh Happy Day for when spring comes around!

10. Classic alpaca mini pinata


When you think about a pinata, no matter what size it is, does your mind always wander back to the classic rainbow alpaca design that you’ve probably seen in movies? Then we think you should take a look at how Suzy’s Artsy-Craftsy Sitcom made that very thing, but in miniature!

11. Upcycled toilet paper roll pinatas


Just in case you’re still on the hunt for really simple designs that you can make very quickly but you also don’t have any paper cups in your house right now? Then we’d suggest grabbing the empty toilet paper rolls out of the recycling box instead! Take a look at how simple an idea it is to make on One Good Thing by Jillee.

12. DIY paper bag pinatas


Believe it or not, a successful pinata doens’t actually have to have hard sides, especially when it’s made in a personal size! We really liked the idea of making softer miniature pinatas out of paper bags quite a lot after seeing them outlined nice and clearly by View From the Fridge.

13. Miniature Lego pull-pinata


Are you quite interested in the idea of making miniature pull pinatas but you’d rather make one that’s a little more crafty or shaped like something your kids love? In that case, we think you’ll find this fantastic Lego shaped pull pinata featured on Delia Creates very interesting indeed!

14. Miniature Mexican star pinata


Here’s another fantastically colourful paper fringe idea for those who love that concept, but this time the shape is a little different! We can’t get over how fun this Mexican star shaped personal pinata outlined step by step on Martha Stewart looks.

15. Miniature Christmas tree pintatas


Are you actually feeling festive lately and looking for an alternative idea to classic Christmas crackers because you’ve set those out for holiday dinners so many years in a row now? Them maybe your loved ones would get a kick out of getting a personal pinata instead! See how this adorable Christmas tree version was made on A Cup of Thuy.