Tying the Knot in a Meaningful and Memorable Way (Without Losing Our Savings or Sanity)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Pinata Update

Henry and I worked on the pinata for his first birthday party this weekend (er, I worked on it while he crawled all around the garage looking for interesting things to put in his mouth).

I followed Jordan's directions for making a number pinata over at Oh Happy Day. It really wasn't difficult at all. I simple used a box cutter to get two, flat pieces of cardboard, drew the number on one of the pieces (using a ruler), used the box cutter to cut out the first number (again, using my ruler for guidance), and then used the first number as a template for cutting out the second number (careful to put down extra cardboard so I didn't cut the floor). Next, I cut strips of cardboard to make the edges of the number. I taped the front number and the back number together using the additional strips of cardboard.

At first I thought I was smart for using packing tape since it is stronger than masking tape, but now I'm realizing that it's going to be difficult to glue on the crepe paper. We'll see what happens!

Don't forget to enter to win a copy of A Practical Wedding: Creative Ideas for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration! Contest ends Sunday.

Share |


Catherine said...

The packing tape might make it hard to destroy later if you are actually planning on using it.

Sara E. Cotner said...

Hmm...that's a good point, Catherine! Luckily, we're going to make a little trap door that gets pulled open with one string (other strings will also be hanging down, but they won't be attached to the trap door). Henry likes to pull on strings, but he wouldn't be able to beat a pinata with a bat.

Anonymous said...

The pinata is so cute! I can't wait to see the finished product! :)

Related Posts with Thumbnails