I have to have a piñata at this year’s Cinco De Mayo celebration–I can’t help myself. If you feel the same way, this Cinco de Mayo pinata garland is for you!

The most exciting thing about these little piñatas is they double as a festive party garland AND a party favor. At the end of the night, simply cut down your garland and pass out your piñatas for your guests to take home. And (bonus) they’re the simplest piñatas you will ever make.

Cinco de Mayo pinata garland on onecharmingparty.com #cincodemayo #pinata

You will need: paper cups, tissue paper, standard hole punch, hammer, small nail, string, 2 inch circle cardstock or heavy paper, glue, individually wrapped candies

Directions: To start, take a paper cup and gently poke two holes at the top with the hammer and nail. Loop some string through the holes and tie. This little loop of string is how you will string your piñata into a garland. Next, turn your cup over and stuff it with candy. Take a 2 inch circle of cardstock and punch two holes in it. Tie string through the holes of the cardstock circle, and leave a foot or two of string. Place the cardstock circle on top of the candy in the cup. Then, take a 5×5 inch square of tissue paper. Punch a hole in the middle. Place the tissue paper over the top of the cup. String the long foot or two of string through the tissue paper hole. Glue the edges of the tissue paper down around the paper cup. Once the piñata is stuffed, covered, and dried, decorate the outside of the paper cup with tissue circles, fringe, and squares.

Cinco de Mayo pinata garland on onecharmingparty.com #cincodemayo #pinata

Cinco de Mayo pinata garland on onecharmingparty.com #cincodemayo #pinata

Cinco de Mayo pinata garland on onecharmingparty.com #cincodemayo #pinata

Repeat until you have made all the piñatas you need! Turn the piñatas over and hang up by stringing them onto a string. To break open the piñata, all you need to do is to pull the string hanging out of the tissue paper. You might run into the same problem I find at my house, though. Once I have a piñata hanging up, it isn’t very long before I have excited little children begging me to let them pull the string!

Photography, design + styling by Sara Schmutz.


  1. What a cute idea!

    Sally    Tuesday, April 16, 2013
  2. thanks for sharing the most wonderful ideas and fun ways to celebrate. You are amazing.

    aly    Tuesday, April 16, 2013
  3. A really cute and inexpensive way to make a pinata!

    Creative Printables    Wednesday, April 17, 2013
  4. Really darling!

    Stephanie Lonas    Wednesday, April 17, 2013
  5. Very adorable! Love the colors you chose. I’d be thrilled if you’d link up at this week’s Off the Hook!

    Lauren    Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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