Trash to Treasure: Yard Sale Pinata to Fun Home Decor!

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Pinatas are not just for parties anymore! Learn how to transform a simple pinata into an adorable piece of wall art with just some scrapbooking paper and embellishments.

While yard sale shopping, I found this amazing pinata and COULD NOT HELP MYSELF! It was only $3 dollars, was in really good condition, and was dying to be transformed into a cute wall hanging.

Check out, below, how I turned this simple pinata into a fun wall hanging in just a few minutes with my Cricut and Xyron machines!

Here are the supplies you will need:

  • pinata ($3 at a yard sale thank yeeewwwww very much!)
  • Cricut Explore or Maker
  • glitter cardstock
  • patterned paper
  • Xyron machine - I used the Creatopia (see notes below)
  • white pen - I used Bic Wite Out
  • assorted embellishments

Step 1: Measure across the pinata, then size the phrase/circle to fit and cut using your Cricut.

Once you have your main circle cut out, doodle around the outer edge. If you are like me and do not have a steady hand, go around the circle several times with the pen. It will look like you meant the lines to be "artsy"!

Step 2: Run the circle and the phrase through your Xyron. I used the Creatopia because of the size of the project.

Side Note: The Creatopia is a limited edition Xyron machine that is 12" across. If you ever see one for sale - GET IT! They still make refills for it but the machines are not available at retail. The size is PERFECT for large projects or doing multiple projects at once.

Step 3: Adhere your main circle to the BACK of the pinata (the stickers on the front were too big and I couldn't get them off without ruining the surface), then add the phrase and your embellishments.

And voila! In 3 simple steps, you can transform almost any pinata into some cute wall decor for your craft room, office or child's bedroom!

To get more project inspiration for your home and to learn more about the products used in this project, stop by my blog!

Suggested materials:
  • Pinata
  • Cricut Explore or Maker
  • Glitter cardstock
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Beth Kingston
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