Gorgeous DIY Cinco de Mayo Pinatas

A festive piñata is a must-have if you are planning on hosting a Cinco de Mayo party this year. While they are certainly a fun party element, they can also be quite costly. Avoid the store bought ones this time around by making one of these DIY versions. 

If you've taken a look around different blogs for Cinco de Mayo inspiration lately, then you may have noticed that there are many, many different ways you can craft your own pinata or mini-piñata for your next fiesta. These can range in difficulty level from novice to crafter-extraordinaire and can be a bit overwhelming to navigate. So, I've rounded up some of my favorites below!


  • How adorable are these Mini Chili Pepper Piñatas?! They are simpler to create than you may think, with only a few steps and cardstock, tissue paper and crepe paper as your supplies. These were originally created as a fun party favor and I think they would also look amazing as place setting for each guest at your fiesta!

  • This next mini-piñata tutorial takes things up a notch by incorporating the bright colors and outfits of Cinco de Mayo dancers. You can find all of the instructions and supplies you'll need to create them here. Add candy or fun prizes to each one and your guests will walk away with one of the cutest party favors in town!

  • If you'd rather stick to the more traditional donkey piñata shape but want something a bit different, you can still add your own style and flair by following this Gilded Piñata Makeover tutorial. This is a great option for when there just isn't enough time to create a piñata from scratch but you'd still like to have something unique at your party.

  • If 'the simpler the better' is more of your mantra, then try crafting these Geometric Fringe Piñatas. Use different colorful crepe paper options to match the rest of the decor at your Cinco de Mayo Party. These are sure to make a gorgeous statement when it comes time to fill them them with goodies and present them to your guests!

  • For the ultimate DIY Piñata, try your hand at crafting this Cinco de Mayo Catus Piñata. This is certainly one of the most creative piñata shapes I've seen, and even though it's a bit more involved to create, the end result is sure to be one impressive and festive addition to your party. There are a ton of helpful tips and instructions within the tutorial so don't be afraid to give it a try!

  • Sombreros for everyone! These Mini Sombrero Pinatas are just too cute and can make for fun party favors or personal place settings - only these will be the best place settings ever because these are filled with candy! There are even some adorable printables you can incorporate to tie the party theme together.

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