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22 April 2013

Handmade Crepe Paper Rose Pull Piñata

Handmade Crepe Paper Rose Pull Piñata

When I took on this project for the first time in October of last year, I didn’t know what I was in for. I didn’t even know if it was going to work! Plus, I had never made a single crepe paper rose before attempting this project. And! I only had a week to complete it, along with finalizing several other things for my friend’s daughter’s birthday, which was what this piñata was for. In short, it was a bit of a challenging undertaking. 

But I really, really wanted to be able to make this piñata, so accepted the challenge, I did! 

After buying several packs of yellow crepe paper, I got to work. I searched online for tutorials on how to make crepe paper roses. My first rose did not look like a rose at all, so I got nervous. What if I can’t do this?? But luckily, I got it on my second try. They’re pretty easy and quick to make, but it becomes tedious when you have to make so many!

I thought that I was only going to need about 300 roses to cover my 18-inch Japanese lantern, which I used as my base, but I ended up needing over three times more than that! I had to make nearly a thousand roses for this piñata! Obviously, I have poor estimating skills.

Gluing the roses onto the lantern was probably my least favorite step, only because I hot glued my fingers so many times during the process! Ouch!! I had painful blisters on my fingers for a few days.

But! Once the piñata was finished (now almost two feet in diameter because of the addition of the roses), I couldn’t be happier!! It turned out way better than I expected, and I was so proud of the result! My Crafts Manager (a.k.a. my mom) was in charge of making the “trap door” underneath the lantern, which worked quite well, too!

We made another one for another kiddie party last month, this time in white. Sadly, this is the only picture I have, which I took with my phone. Hopefully, the official photographer got some good shots. The videographers, Zoombox Productions, captured it perfectly, though!! Watch the video below to see my lovingly made piñata in action. :)

Handmade Crepe Paper Rose Pull Piñata

Janessa Turns 7 from Zoombox Wedding Videos on Vimeo.

Oh, oh! I also used the paper roses to prettify the loot boxes for the party last October. Ain’t it preeetty? I just think that the possibilities are endless with these paper roses! I have so many ideas on how to use them, and can’t wait to actually execute them!

Handmade Crepe Paper Rose Pull Piñata

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