How To Make New Year’s Eve Piñata

How To Make New Year’s Eve Piñata | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

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If you have friends or lots of guests coming over to welcome the new year, then this is a fun idea that you should try with them as you end the countdown this year. This festive piñata is filled with lots of surprises and treats that your guests will surely enjoy, you can easily make this using only a few simple materials that you can find in any craft or Dollar store. All thanks to HGTV Handmade on YouTube for this wonderful project idea.



  • 16-inch paper lantern
  • Ribbons
  • Hole puncher
  • Double-sided tape
  • Ruler
  • Piñata stuffers like candy, confetti, or small toys
  • Fringe or regular scissors
  • Iridescent, gold, and silver tissue paper
  • Tape
  • Rope


Step 1

Stack the tissue paper together, then measure 3×2 inches, and cut them out nicely. Fringe the pieces by cutting them halfway up vertically, then assemble the lantern according to package instructions, and then cut a rectangular piece of tissue paper making sure it’s a bit larger than the opening at the bottom. Punch 3 holes along 2 sides of the paper for a total of 6 holes, then insert the ribbon through them, and interlace them as you would a shoelace.

Easy To Make New Year's Eve Piñata
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Step 2

Put the paper inside the lantern, then pull the ribbons gently down the bottom hole of the lantern, and secure the paper inside with tape. Apply double-sided tape to each paper fringe, then attach them onto the lantern starting at the bottom with the fringe facing up, and once done, remove the wire inside the lantern. Stuff the lantern with confetti, candies, chocolates, or whatever small treats or gifts you want. Tie a rope to hold the piñata, then hang it up at your party, and pull when ready.

Easy DIY New Year's Eve Piñata Tutorial
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How To Make New Year’s Eve Piñata

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