Christmas Piñata, The Perfect DIY Mini Tree Ornament

It’s time to deck the halls! And what better way than with a cute Christmas piñata? Whether you’re looking to decorate your Christmas tree or just a DIY lover like me, this mini pinata is for you. This easy DIY mini Christmas piñata is the perfect holiday decoration to hang on the tree or as a unique gift. Plus, it’s full of goodies your kids will love! 

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Mini Christmas Piñata

DIY Christmas Decorations For The Holiday Season

In the Diaz household, we love to spread Christmas alegría far and wide, which we have to do because the family is spread far and wide! One of our favorite ways to give out more Christmas alegría is by crafting gifts together. 

Christmas pinata

These unique holiday projects increase our alegría and allow us to send little, heartfelt, homemade Christmas gifts to our relatives around the country and in Guatemala. In addition, we try to recreate many Guatemalan holiday traditions at home here in the US. So we are spreading the alegría all around!
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What Are Piñatas Used For During Christmas?

Piñatas are a staple of Christmas traditions in many Latin American countries. They are full of history, colorful art, and goodies! You see them at birthday parties and special celebrations like the holidays. And when you break them, all the treats come out once, reflecting generosity and good fortune.

In Guatemala, we even make Piñatas for la Quema del Diablo celebrations. It’s our way to kick off the holiday season with an amazing and unique Guatemalan custom. So we are starting our traditions this year with this mini Christmas Piñata. And, of course, we are planning to fill it up with candy and treats!

What Do You Put In a Piñata For Christmas?

You can fill your mini piñatas up with all kinds of goodies! Candy, chocolates, or small plastic toys are great options. We’ll pack our Christmas Tree Piñata with candy, apple cinnamon scented sprays, and candles. We plan to hand them out as gift baskets for friends and teachers. 

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Cute and Easy Mini Christmas Piñata Ornament

This year, the kids and I decided to make Christmas Piñatas. Not the big, knock-them-with-a-stick variety, but small Christmas tree piñata ornaments. It is filled with surprises inside that kids can open during the holidays. And what’s the surprise inside? Candy, of course! Piñatas might sound like a lot of work, but these are easy to make.

What You’ll Need For DIY Mini Christmas Piñata:

  • Construction paper (green and brown)
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Ribbon
  • String
  • Sparkly paper stars
  • Candy or small toys to fill the piñatas

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How to Make Christmas Tree Pinata for Christmas Decorations:

  1. First, you’ll shape a square of brown paper into a cone. Leave a small hole on top, which you can feed the string through. Tape in place.shaping the tree
  2. Next, trim the bottom with scissors forming a flat surface. Then, trace the bottom circle of your cone on another piece of craft paper and cut it out. This will be the base of your Christmas Tree Piñata.adding the lid
  3. Now, cut green paper strips and fringe each strip’s bottom half.cutting the green
  4. Next, glue the top of the green paper strips to your Piñata. Start at the bottom and work your way all the way to the top.Adding the green to mini piñata
  5. Finally, feed the string through the hole and tape inside. Fill your piñata with treats and glue your bottom securely inside the cone. Add the ribbon at the bottom with glue. Loop the string and form the hanger portion of your mini pinata ornament.Christmas Tree piñatas

 

Create a holiday feel in your home with this DIY mini Christmas tree your kids can help craft. In addition, these mini Christmas pinatas are budget-friendly, yet they look fantastic! These Christmas piñatas are the perfect holiday ornament to start a family tradition. So how will you be spreading the alegría this holiday season in your home?

Fun Holiday Ideas and Recipes For The Whole Family

Best Christmas Cookies To Make With Kids

From cute gingerbread reindeer to chocolate snowballs, these kids’ Christmas cookie recipes are so good you’ll have a hard time just picking one! These easy Christmas cookies for kids are the best for baking together as a family during the holidays.

best Christmas cookies to make with kids

DIY Holiday Decor: Glowing Christmas Tree

A lovely Christmas tree figurine your kids will proudly display at home or gift to teachers, friends, or relatives this Christmas. Foam Christmas Trees are easy to make. If you are like me, you have “leftovers” from past craft projects around the house, just collecting dust. So this is a great time to scrape together with your kids!

Eggnog Flan, A Holiday Delight

Give traditional flan dessert a holiday twist by adding eggnog! The recipe is straightforward, and you can easily make it with your kids. Eggnog Flan is a light Christmasy dessert that is also perfect for Thanksgiving as you are usually full of turkey and all the other delicious holiday foods. Of course, sometimes you don’t even have room for dessert, but trust me, you will make space for this eggnog flan!

eggnog flan

Ponche De Frutas De Guatemala (Hot Fruit Punch)

Guatemalan Ponche de Frutas, or Christmas fruit punch, is the ultimate hot holiday drink! This traditional Guatemalan recipe made with fruits, sugar, and spices is prepared during the holiday season and served for Las Posadas Navideñas and Christmas eve. 

Christmas ponche de frutas navideño

Easy Party Meals For Unexpected Holiday Guests

Got spur-of-the-moment holiday guests coming over? Don’t worry! Whip one of these easy party meals that will be ready in minutes. And with a few festive tweaks, you can turn these fun family meals into unique holiday party food ideas without spending hours in the kitchen!

Peppermint milk shake holiday drink
Peppermint milkshake holiday drink

Easy Rosca De Reyes Buns

Here is a super easy recipe for Rosca de Reyes buns you can bake with your kids. It is a fun and delicious twist on a traditional dessert full of history and seasonal flavors. Dia de Reyes, or Three Kings Day, is an important holiday and part of Christmas traditions in Guatemala.

Easy Rosca de Reyes bollos
Easy Rosca de Reyes bollos
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DIY Mini Christmas Piñata, The Perfect Tree Ornament

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: easy

An easy Christmas Pinata, the perfect holiday craft to make with your kids

Materials

  • Construction paper (green and brown)
  • Tape
  • Glue
  • Ribbon
  • String
  • Sparkly paper stars
  • Candy or small toys to fill the piñatas

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

    1. First, you’ll shape a square of brown paper into a cone. Leave a small hole on top, which you can feed the string through. Tape in place.
    2. Next, trim the bottom with scissors forming a flat surface. Then, trace the bottom circle of your cone on another piece of craft paper and cut it out. This will form the base of your Christmas Tree Piñata.
    3. Now, cut strips of green paper and fringe the bottom half of each strip.
    4. Next, glue the top of the green strips of paper to your Piñata. Start at the bottom and work your way all the way to the top.
    5. Finally, feed the string through the hole and tape inside. Fill your piñata with treats and glue your bottom securely inside the cone. Add the ribbon at the bottom with glue. Loop the string and form the hanger portion of your mini pinata ornament.

Notes

Fill your Christmas piñatas with all kinds of holiday goodies. Candy and small plastic toys are the best options. But of course, you can stuff these cute pinatas with your kids' favorite treats. Just keep in mind the weight of what you are planning to put inside so the bottom doesn't come loose. Feliz Navidad!

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