OK, so how cute is this Mini Piñata Ornament?!
I created this with the new Crafty Chica Die Set - Sugar Skull that comes with 4 coordinating rubber stamps. This time around I did not use the rubber stamps, but instead I used a lot of glitter and Stickles instead. Because...glitter!
To make this I followed the Mini Piñata video put out by the Crafty Chica. It's really quick, less than 2 minutes but it's long enough for you to get an idea of what to do. Here are a few tips when putting your piñata together that I learned:
Washi tape is not sticky enough to work on this project. Trust me, use masking tape.
Don't try to make your pieces stick together perfectly, unless you want to drive yourself crazy. If there is a bit of overage here and there, that's ok because you will be covering it up with the crepe paper. (Which happens to hide imperfections perfectly!)
Be sure to lay down enough glue over the entire skull if you are going to cover it with glitter the way that I did. You may want to add extra glue around the edge of the skull or you'll end up with a white edge if you don't. (Or whatever color paper you're using.)
To outline the eyes, the skull, the nose, and to draw designs on the skull Stickles works great and it doesn't run. (If you haven't guessed by now I love using Stickles for these projects; and may have an embarrassing amount of them.)
Give your Stickles and the glue under the glitter time to dry. My advice is to actually do the glittering
Take a length of ribbon for your hanger, and tie a knot around the center of the ribbons that you're going to use to wrap around he piñata. Tie a knot at the top of the ribbon to complete your hanger. Then place ribbons on the piñata and bring them down, tie in a knot at the bottom, leaving the ribbons to dangle.
That's about it! Have fun with it, and just think of all the things you can make with this die set - maybe a garland with a piñata on each end?!
Just about everything I used can be found at Alpha Stamps (of course!)