Have you ever gone to make something and then realize you’ve shoved a ton of trends into it? That’s what this mini heart piñata necklace is. You have metallics, you have piñatas… okay, so I guess it just has those two, but still. It’s a MINI HEART PIÑATA THAT YOU CAN WEAR.
I’m often a fan of the smaller version of things. I prefer to use a salad fork over a dinner fork. I’d much rather have snacks or appetizers instead of a full meal for dinner. Even when I was younger, my mom would pack my lunch with a few sammiches made from those tiny loaves of bread you use for tea sandwiches.
Obviously, my entire life was leading me to the creation of this mini heart piñata necklace.
I used gold mylar to cover the heart, and being the tricky little special brand of evil that are sheets of mylar; I would suggest using tissue paper instead.
The only other requirement is the ability to freehand a heart shape and then make two cardboard hearts from it. You are probably like, “duh, of course, you’d need to be able to do that.” But I speak from experience and the cutting of multiple hearts that it’s not so easy.
Or, you know, you could just print out the shape or use some sort of stencil, but I was too lazy and didn’t want to get up and get my laptop, search for a shape, print it out, walk three feet to the printer, and then walk back to the table.
Ugh, even WRITING that took too much effort.
Who knows, though? Maybe you will be less lazy and make this project easier on yourself. I’m guessing you will because it’s pretty hard to top my laziness.
Can’t get enough fringe? These Fringe Drink Stirrers are just for you!
OH AND VALENTINE’S DAY. This would be a great Valentine’s Day craft. Which was totally my intention the entire time and not something I just realized right now as I’m typing.
SUPPLIES FOR MINI HEART PIÑATA NECKLACE
- Thin cardboard
- Hot glue gun
- Tissue paper or mylar if you really enjoy nightmares
- Length of chain with clasp
- Small eye pin (like these)
DIRECTIONS FOR MINI HEART PIÑATA NECKLACE
- Cut out two hearts from cardboard and one strip that is somewhere around 1/4″ thick.
- Place one heart on the table, and slowly glue, little bits at a time, the strip of cardboard around the perimeter of the heart, letting the glue set before moving onto the next section.
- Lay second heart on the table and put a small line of glue around the outer edge and place the other heart on top of it.
- Cut out small strips of tissue paper and glue them to the surface of the cardboard, wrapping them around until no cardboard is showing.
- Cut more small strips of tissue and add some fringe to it.
- Glue strips, starting at the bottom and slightly overlapping until you reach the top.
- Do the same on the other side.
- Trim the excess tissue off.
- Insert eye hook at the top and add a tiny bit of hot glue to hold it in.
- Add to the chain.
- Or throw a Valentine’s Day piñata party for a bunch of mice. Either one.