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Piñata Craft: How to Make Photo Frames

Piñata Craft: Photo frames by Crafty Chica

I love piñatas, but it makes me sad to think they’ll be smashed to smithereens. Therefore, I present this piñata craft: Photo frames! Not for smashing, but for decoration. They can also be used as shadow boxes or even candy trays!

You can buy or make a big piñata for the party activity, and then make these smaller ones as giveaways, decorations or centerpieces. This idea makes me so happy, I love functional ideas! 

This is an awesome idea because you probably have everything on hand to make one. There are so many ways you can use this!

Check out my tutorial!

Supplies to make this piñata craft:

Cardboard box

Craft knife and scissors


Hot glue

White craft glue

Party streamers or colored tissue paper.

Directions: Draw (or use tracing paper) a design on a piece of cardboard, then cut a second piece. Cut a square in the front on one piece, this will be the front. You can adjust the size however you want. You can even cut a circle or a heart instead of a square.

Cut a 1” wide strips of more cardboard (great way to use up the excess!). Hot glue the strips around the inside of one of the pieces. Place the second piece on top and glue or tape in place.

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Piñata Craft: Photo frames by Crafty Chica

Optional: Paint the base of the piñata to match the tissue paper/party streamer.

Cut strips of the party streamers, make snips to create the fringe and then use white glue to affix it in rows. If you are hanging it on the wall or setting it on a table, you don’t really have to add fringe on the back.

Add other embellishments as desired!

Piñata Craft: Photo frames by Crafty Chica

Cut a hole big enough to put candy inside and use it as a centerpiece!

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Piñata Craft: Photo frames by Crafty Chica

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2 thoughts on “Piñata Craft: How to Make Photo Frames”

  1. I’m in the process of making the Piniata window boxes for Grandsons high school Graduation. I’ve made a template and cut out four sets., I need to get my photos and ready to assemble. Have never done this before. So fun. I’m using envelope boxes, the brown ones, from work.. cut up every one of them, using the trimming from the lids, which is perfect. This is a stupendous idea, and he’s having a Mexican theme event, and the Cactus is perfect. Haven’t used a glue gun in 19 years. Not doing* too badly. Thank you so much for providing this great craft idea. I may do a heart or two ❤️‼️


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