I love my boys. And this year, I wanted to do something more than just the regular, old, 4 chocolate, don’t-know-what’s-inside, candy-in-a-box for them this year.
When I saw these little guys, I knew what I had to do.
Oh, my gosh! They are totally worth the time to make them. Are they not adorable?
How to Make Mini Heart Piñatas
First you need to cut out your hearts. I used my Cricut because it’s awesome. <= Amazon affiliate link if you want to check it out!
I had a few goes at it to get the best size. It’s how I ended up with one large heart and two smaller ones.
Then I made strips with little tabs on them, but in the end, this wasn’t really necessary. So if you are cutting by hand, just cut straight strips. It’s totally fine.
Now it’s time to assemble your piñatas. First, I tried hot glue. I thought this would be easier. I thought a lot of things. I was wrong.
It’s way easier to just tape them. So, heed my warning and save your fingers the pain. Oh, the pain!
When both sides are taped, it’s time to start layering your fringe. Watch the video in this post to see my ridiculously quick and easy method for making your tissue paper fringe.
I found it best to trim as I went. So, I did.
When you get to the last layer, you might have to glue the top layer down so it doesn’t tear off.
Turn the heart over, and repeat the fringing process.
Cut a little flap in the bottom if you want this to be a candy-holding-device and not just a pretty heart.
Instead of fringing the strip, I covered it in Washi Tape. I think it’s super cute.
Sweetart hearts are filling the room with such a delicously sweet-tart smell. It’s just delightful.
I think my boys are going to totally dig these. Do you?
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