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

Pinatas are not just for parties anymore! Learn how to transform a simple pinata into an adorable piece of wall art with this tutorial!
Author: Beth Kingston


  • pinata
  • 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


  • Measure across the pinata, then size the phrase and circle to fit and cut using your Cricut.
  • Doodle around the outer edge of the circle. If you – like me – do not have a steady hand, go around the circle several times with the pen. It looks like you meant the lines to be “artsy”!
  • Run the circle and the phrase through your Xyron. I used the Creatopia because of the size of the project – it was a limited edition machine that does 12″ across. 
  • Adhere 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.
  • Hang that baby and enjoy the sunshine!