How fun is this over-sized ball of bright blooms! This project is perfect for a summer fiesta, birthday party or even a colorful wedding. I made this bright paper flower pinata for a wedding. . . well, a pretend wedding that is. Today I am meeting with a handful of other Portland wedding vendors and artists where I will be sharing this pinata for a Freida Kahlo themed photo shoot. I am very excited to collaborate with other creatives and what a fun wedding theme idea and will share photos of the gorgeous shoot once they are available.
Of course in making this pinata, I knew I would be sharing the tutorial with you here. My pinata is for show only so I did not fill it with goodies, but that would be easy to do. For this pinata, I used bright orange, plum and red crepes and tissue papers. Of course you can choose a color palette that works great for your event. I made 120 blooms to cover the 15 inch paper lantern so as you might guess, this is a perfect project for a few people to create together. You can download and print the petal pattern at the end of the post, gather your materials and make it a pinata making party. As you can see in the photo the results are just gorgeous and after the shoot I will find the perfect place to display this festive piece in my studio. Cheers! ~ Lia
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This is just DEVINE, am going to make it for our Mexican inspired christmas this year. Thank you Lia for sharing all your wonderful ideas, your talent is Amazing.!!!!
How fun, please share some pictures with us!
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This is beautiful!! My daughter was saying she wanted a Pinata for her wedding reception and I was trying to talk her out of it until I saw this!! Perfect colors and all!! Love this blog!!
Yay! I am with you on that. The final pinata surprised me too on how elegant it looks.
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Beautiful project!! Where did you buy the 15 inch papel lantern? Thanks!!!
I bought it on Amazon though I see them all the time at places like World Market.
beautiful and pretty this flower pinata of yours.
thank you very m uch for the sharing and your awesome tute.
Thank you Jet!
Your talent shines. How could you possibly not win? 🙂
Thanks Sue! My heart feels warm. 😉
Lia Griffith strikes again, this is just stunning. I’m thinking on making a few to hang in the corner of my office. Or I might use it as a pendant light shade. Do you think light would shine from it – I’ll be using white crepe and tissue??
I am going to try it with a light inside. I plan to use it in my new studio! I will let you know.
Hi! Very beautiful. I would love to make this for my girls’ room. Where do you buy your crepe paper, it looks very bright in color, not like the usual I find around here. Thank you.
The crepe is from Cartefini.com. I used 5 colors but did not use the full rolls.
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Thank you for such a wonderful tutorial. Thank you for sharing your talent.
I just love making and sharing. So happy you enjoy. 🙂
It’s absolutely beautiful!!! Viva Mexico!! haha you just represented something important for us as Mexicans with the elegance and creativity that describes YOU.
Awww. Thanks Veronica! It was such a joy to make. I hope I did justice on the papel picados that I will share tomorrow. 🙂
This is so beautiful, Lia! Another gorgeous winner. It’s definitely way too pretty to let party guests whack away at as a traditional filled pinata, though! As you said, .I’m going to want to hang this up just to admire and enjoy!
I think I might cry if someone hit it with a bat. Haha. Maybe a quicky version for the real pinata and this one for show?
The paper lantern is a great idea! What a time saver instead of having to paper maché an inside. Also instead of covering the openings this could be a good decorative lamp option!
Thanks! Yes, it would make a good light too. May have to use it for that. 🙂