Happy Monday guys! I’m coming at you from DC today, I’m just all over the place! Last week I left you in Florida and now I’ve begun to work my way up the East Coast. We were in Florida because Jeff’s sister Jen was graduating from the University of Miami. We had such a fun weekend and, of course, I couldn’t go without a little bit of celebratory crafting. As a fun way to present her real graduation gift, I decided to make her a piñata and hide the gift inside. Somehow, a flamingo seemed like the perfect fit! This tutorial isn’t complete or detailed, since I made it on the go, but my past piñata tutorials can help ya out there. Isn’t he just SO fun!?!?
Cardboard (I used a tri-fold display board)
Pink, white and black crepe paper (I actually used black tissue because I couldn’t find black crepe in FL!)
Start by cutting out your cardboard shapes. You’ll need two flamingo shapes (I just freehanded them while looking at a flamingo pic online!), a few long pieces of 3″ wide cardboard (for the sides) and two skinny pieces for the legs. Then cut a bunch of strips of 1″ wide fringe.
Tape together your piñata. Start by taping the sides (bending the cardboard as you go) to one of your flamingo shapes, then repeat with the other side. I left a flap in the back for adding in the gift and then just tucked it under to close!
Once you have his body completed, cover the whole thing in fringe. Start with the front and back, and start at the bottom working your way up. When you get to the beak, add a few layers of white fringe and then a few layers of black to finish it off. Then repeat this with the sides. Finally, wrap the skinny cardboard legs in fringe and glue them to the bottom of the body. Add an eyeball (his is black tissue paper!) and poke a hole in the top to add a string for hanging.
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This piñata was made just like the giant heart piñata, except I used tape instead of hot glue for putting it together. For more detailed instructions, head there.
For more piñata fun, click here! And for more DIYs all around, head here!
Okay, this is one sassy piñata. I mean look at those legs!?! So perfect for Florida too.
Just a flamingo pinata on the go…you’re crazy! good crazy!
Bellenza Bistro says
This was done “on the go”?! Amazing…and so cute!
you and your fringy pinatas… this might just be my favorite one yet!
How fun! What a great “gift wrap” idea 🙂
Ah love this! So cute!
Heather - Chickabug says
Great pinata! I’ve never seen a flamingo pinata before. I love it! : )
How large is this? I want to make one for a wedding (she’s part of a student’s club named The Flamingos) and I don’t want to make it too small or too big.
When do you put in the candy? Im having a pastel tropical pineapple party and need a pink pinata a flamingo, watermelon even pineapple would be great. The only issue is i cant find the watermelon and the pineapple one looks sorta lopsided.
Jim B. Myles says
Thanks for your clearly guiding.
It’s really helpful for me.
Lisa D. Arnold says
Very interesting subject, regards for putting up.
Many thanks for this post.
Emma Gloor says
Great post.Thanks for share this.
I’ve made this but I’ve no idea how I’m going to hang it! Not as simple as making a joke in the top as I can’t reach inside. Can you help?
Jason Fulks says
wow intersting for all dear, It’s really helpful for me.
Bandar Togel Terpercaya says
The flamingo very cute, and the colour is pink 🙂