What does one put in a New Years Eve piñata, you ask. Well, I'll show you.
Noisemakers and beads and glasses and confetti and liquor (plastic only), of course!
Once I had my insides, I started constructing the piñata. I used a pack of cake boards from the baking section at Michael's, black tissue paper, and and gold (!) mylar film that I was able to track down at the party store.
I created the diamond shape from two pyramids. So, began with six triangles.
I punched small holes for the top pyramid, so I'd have a convenient way to string it up.
Then, I began by taping each pyramid from the inside.
Then, the outside.
Before I completely combined them, I put the insides in.
I taped it all up.
Then, I began to wonder if the thing was too sturdy such that we'd never be able to beat those fun prizes out of there. So I undid a little of my work to create a trap door at the top...a plan B, if you will.
Now, the fun (but incredibly tedous) part--covering the whole thing in glitzy gold and black. Thankfully, I picked up some shredder scissors for the Zardoz project, so this makes the fringing go about five times faster than it might otherwise. So, yeah, I made about a gazillion strips of fringe and glued them on beginning at the bottom (4 golds for every 1 black). To be fair, it only took about two and a half sheets of the gold and one of the black.
Finally, I made a tassel for the bottom using long strips of the gold and black. I gathered them, twisted them all together in the middle, looped the twisted part back around on itself to create a little eye, tied it together with twine, and hung it from the bottom of the piñata.
And for giggles, here I am proudly holding it like the finest catch of the day.
Do any of you have any crafts planned to help you celebrate the new year?