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Mini Seahorse Piñata

Our mini seahorse piñata were featured on It’s a Pink Life by Francis from FHJ. Check out her beautiful Layla’s 6th birthday beach party. She has created adorable party decor and partnered with some creative companies (including me).

 

(pictures from Francis from FHJ). Visit the blog post below:
mypinklifefj.blogspot.com/2017/05/laylas-mermaid-inspired-6th-birthday.html

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10 Easy Steps to Create a Mini Unicorn Piñata

Hello Friends, It’s been awhile. I finally got around to making a video on how to make a mini unicorn piñata. Enjoy!

P.S. Happy Birthday, Debbie!

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Happy 1st Birthday Carter

I have seen this little girl grow up so fast…She has a big hearted family that loves her so much and we only want what is best for her. Her Aunt Michele with her kids put together Carter’s first birthday party. And invited us to her home. They had the whole house decorated with pink and purple streamers, butterflies all around, and had a lovely table/high chair decorated.

I wanted to make sure I had a “Turning One” picture so I had Max, Carter’s Uncle & my husband, to help me set up a photoshoot. I made paper banners, and cutout butterflies for the backdrop. And since I wasn’t sure what she would be wearing I quickly made a tutu with butterflies gems and cutout a paper crown for her to wear.

It definitely took everyone to get her to sit-still and look pretty. Thank you for sharing this moment with us. Take a look at at Flickr for more process pictures.

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For more picture visit Flickr.

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Working on Valentines Gifts

Starting on my valentines gift…
I’m creating mini hearts and unicorns piñatas for the little ones. Stuffing them with stickers, toys, pin buttons and more. The heart piñatas have two openings 1) that can be broken in half or 2) the right corner lid opening.

I’ve also been making cupcake toppers:

  1. Lay the paper down on its decorative side, 2″x7”
  2. Fold accordion style:
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  3. Glue each end to each other to create a circular fan.
  4. Punch a heart and glue in the center.
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Happy Holidays

img_4079Every year we travel to see family and do the long drive to see everyone. We had a great time playing games at Ben’s (Yakima, WA), doing raffles at my moms’ (Othello, WA), secret santa at my partner’s moms’ (Stevenson, WA), and see the kids open their presents (Vancouver, WA).

This year I did lot of handmade projects for family and friends: stockings stuffer, baggies, screen print pillows, and more.  I also did lot of photo project to create a more personal gift: blanket, mugs, and magnets.

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Featured on Social Media

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What a great surprise to open up your page to something so beautiful.

Thanks @Hungryhispter for featuring our mini piñata on your food adventures. We enjoy making these mini piñata to make your day special.

I appreciate all the pictures my customers send me and very grateful for the kind words.

 

 

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Birthday Overload of Cutenss

img_7925I am so happy to be able to be part of the customers’ special day. I do enjoy making these mini pinatas (and other party supplies) and love to hear their stories. When I don’t know the story I like to imagine what they are for… and what kind of party or type of person. I had someone order two pink whales and my mind thought “oooh twin’s party or baby shower.”  Love Love it!

I remember making these with my mom when I was younger. I remember putting my tiny hands in her home-made glue in this cooking pot and slapping it on the balloon. I never thought of the process until now. I can see why she did the things she did. Home-made glue is lot easier than Elmer glue (which is what I use). I cherish these making pinata memories and happy to be able to share one of my families traditions.

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How to make a Mini Piñata

IMG_5194These mini piñata are so darn cute and a decorative trend now. So lets make some! The tiny piñata are definitely easier to carry. But harder to make, just because, you are working with less and smaller materials.

Many tutorials tell you or show you pictures of what and how they make the pinatas. But what they don’t tell you is that the materials are really really important. Check out my pinterest pins for more mini piñatas ideas.

My DIY piñata supplies:
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I use cardboard from packaged boxes, but most tutorial use cardstock paper. I will and recommend to use recycle cardboard—> Cereal carton, chipboard, or paperboard because the weight is between cardstock and cardboard boxes. Plus, what a great way to re-use recycled products.
>>>>>Paper: I use tissue paper, but I’ve seen others use crepe paper, ribbons, etc. I like working with tissue paper because it’s so thin and easy to move around.
>>>>>Glue Stick: (traditionally the glue is made: starch, sugar, and water).
>>>>>Scissors: Another reason for using recycled paperboard—>Makes it easier to cut and trace the layout.

STEP 1: Trace your layout, and draw it out on the paperboard. Don’t worry about the paperboard because it will be covered. In my case, I paint the cardboard of the color the tissue paper will be so you can’t see underneath the tissue paper.

STEP 2: After drawn out. Cut, Cut, and glue. I use hot glue to put all the parts together, but tape works too.

STEP 3: Fold the tissue paper as short as you want. And cut strips. Glue the paper strips with the glue stick.

Details of the unicorn:

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Birthday Fun Ideas

IMG_5980For Melina’s birthday I created fun items:
1. Starting off with an “M” Pinata, which turnout out to look like the Monster Inc. logo and colors.

2. Reuse tin cans for plants,

3. Cardboard bubble message, and Paperbag vase holder, for those times when you need an extra hand to carry all your gifts. I made a cup sleeve with handles for her flower vase. Original or not, I thought it was a brilliant idea.

 

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Cupcake Piñata

IMG_1832Today is my friend’s birthday. I asked her what I could do to help her and she mentioned wanting a piñata yesterday. I had one whole day to come up with something so I started making a paper-mâché star, but my balloon popped mid-day (not enough time to dry). Then I headed out to Debbie’s and had to make one with limited supplies since it was already 9pm. Here is how to make a piñata in no time with limited supplies.

I used:
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tape
poster-board paper
scrapbook light paper

I glued poster-board paper together to make the layout. The poster-board wasn’t long enough so I had to glue parts together.  If you have cardboard –use that!  Thank you, Debbie for allowing me to use your supplies. The dogs were great (I was dog-sitting). I didn’t think the piñata was going to hold, but it did well, even the BIG kids got a chance to hit the piñata. The 10 hours of making the piñata was worth it.