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DIY Piñata-gram


When I was in Utah last week for work, I was so lucky to meet Mandi of Vintage Revivals. I fondly like to refer to her as the genius behind the honeycomb wall that took over Pinterest a few months back. Genius! Am I right? The sweetest, too! I was pretty excited when she told me about a Color Challenge she was planning, challenging bloggers from all different niches to create a post around the same color, and then she invited me to join in on the fun! The color she had selected for the inaugural post was hot pink! One of my faves, of course. So what did I do? I went and made a Piñata-gram. A hot pink piñata-gram. And what is that, you ask? Well, it’s a mini piñata that you fill up and mail to that special someone! No box required. Wouldn’t you just flip to see a piñata waiting for you at your doorstep!? Here’s how to make it happen.

How To Make a Piñata-gram

Mailable Pinatas

Mini Piñatas (I bought mine on Olvera Street in Los Angeles, but you can find similar ones here or at a party store!)
Spray Paint (My fave is the Montana brand)
Permanent White Shipping Labels

Remove the wires (you can’t mail those!) and spray paint those piñatas (just like I did for my piñata makeover)! I start by laying each one on it’s side and spraying all exposed areas. Let dry slightly then stand up and spray anything that you weren’t able to get before. Let dry completely (really completely, otherwise it can be sticky!). And as always, spray paint in a well ventilated area, please! Write out your address labels (or print them out if you’re like me and have not-so-awesome handwriting!) and adhere them to the piñata. Add applicable postage (not pictured here), and if you find the labels just aren’t sticking as securely as you’d like, add some clear shipping tape over top.

How To Make Pinata-grams Pinata-grams DIY

Fill up you’re piñatas, ensure the opening is sealed back up securely, and send them on their way!!

DIY Pinata-grams

DIY Piñata-gram

DIY Piñata-gram

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Wouldn’t these make great party invitations for a small gathering!? Stuff the invite details inside and send them off to all your guests. You know there won’t be any “no” RSVPs to that bash! And yes, with the right postage, you really can mail these. Try it, I dare you! But in the meantime let’s chat a bit more about this challenge…

Below are the seven awesome bloggers participating in this quarterly event and if you keep scrolling you can click right on through to each one of their projects! Isn’t it fun to see how one color can look in all sorts of genres!? I’m just so honored to be a part of this talented group, so a big huge shout out to Mandi for getting us all together! Now get to looking!

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  • juni

    I love this!! what a fantastic idea, you are both geniuses 🙂

  • Brittni

    I had no idea you could send a piñata in the mail like this. So cool. I love it. And I am headed over to check out that string art from Vintage Revivals right now. Looks awesome.

  • bridget {bake at 350}

    Oh, I love this SO much! I NEVER in a million years would have thought to spray paint a pinata!

    I heard that you could mail them, but I was really scared…so last year, I did. I was so nervous to go to the counter, that I CRAMMED it in the blue box and crossed my fingers. It actually made it! Next time, I’m spray painting one and marching proudly to the window!

  • Jenna

    doing this!! good work babe xoxo

  • Jen

    Oh my gosh, never thought to spray paint a pinata, so sweet and chic {who knew such words could be used to describe a pinata?}

    And never knew you could send them in the mail that way! So doing this! Thanks for the great idea!

  • Lexy | The Proper Pinwheel

    Ah! Kelly! Please mail these pinatas to me stat. I want one in every color on every step on my porch! So cute!

  • Barb

    This is such a cute and brilliant idea. I have never even hear of mini pinatas – will have to go and source some right away. Love the envelope on the side too. Would love to feature this on my blog over at where I gush over all things stationery and the lost art of letter writing. Do let me know if this would be something I could do. Thanks so much.

  • Marisa

    I’m curious how much you had to pay for postage…I would assume you could do it for priority shipping, but don’t know for sure.
    Such a great idea!

  • Shelley

    What an adorable idea, who wouldn’t love to have one of these waiting for them in their morning mail? Thank you for the fun tutorial 🙂

  • Heidi

    This is one of the most amazing pieces of mail I have ever seen… I would be literally jumping into my mailbox to get this party out!

  • Marian


    I was wondering how you mailed this and why you used. I just went to USPS and they said it was not allowed. Let me know ASAP if you can, it’s for a school project! Thanks!

    • Kelly

      Hi Marian!

      I’m not surprised the USPS said no at first. They said no to me too initially! I actually brought mine to my local independently owned mail shop and at first he said “not possible” but when I didn’t take that answer, he made it happen! It is possible to mail anything, at any shape, as long as there are no loose parts that can fall off (although they let the tail stay!) and nothing dangerous inside. He took it to the actual post office for me to ship and you can see how it looked when it arrived in Virginia here:

      I suggest going to a different post office, if possible, showing them that as proof and pushing a little bit harder. As long as the label is taped on well (I recommend the clear tape not the brown tape the mail guy used) you can absolutely send it!

      Hope that helps!!!


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