DIY Easter Egg Piñata Surprise

DIY Easter Egg Piñata Surprise

Have you even thought about Easter? Is it too soon? It’s difficult to not at least consider Easter when all the stores are selling all my favorite candy! I love Easter, and not just because of the candy, but the reason behind this holiday is so dear to me. I also love the spring weather surrounding it, the adorable Easter outfits, and of coarse the décor and Easter baskets. I wanted to do something unique and fun this year for the girls’ baskets. There are a ton of cute ideas on Pinterest, but with an imaginative six-year old, I wanted a little bit of interaction. That’s when I thought to do a DIY Easter Egg Piñata surprise, instead of a traditional basket.

I quickly noticed that there are some adorable Easter Egg Piñatas on Pinterest, but they very much look like traditional piñatas. I wanted the egg to hold my girls’ Easter surprises and then they’d have to break them open, like a piñata, to reach the goodies. And while I love the piñata fringe, I just wanted the look of a huge paper maché egg. So that’s what I did, it was so fun and easy, and I learned some tips along the way to make it easier for anyone who gives this a go.

If you want that perfect egg shape, then this DIY craft will drive you bonkers. Just saying. But the basic egg shape is fun and gets the point across. To make your own DIY Easter egg piñata surprise, you will need: two balloons, newspaper, scissors, flour, water, and string.


DIY Easter Egg Piñata Surprise

DIY Easter Egg Piñata Surprise

To quickly paint the polka dots, I just dipped a little espresso cup in paint and stamped the circle shape onto my pinata. Then I used a paint brush to fill in the dot. This way is so much easier for me to create good circles – otherwise they’d be polka ovals! You could decoupage cute Easter clipart, glue pom poms or lace, you could cut fringe using crepe paper to get the adorable pinata look – the decorating possibilities are endless. I did simple polka dots in each daughter’s favorite colors.


DIY Easter Egg Piñata Surprise – Goodies

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DIY Easter Egg Piñata Surprise – How To:

  1. Gather and prepare all your supplies on a work surface that can get messy.
    I made my DIY Easter egg piñata surprise under a chandelier so that I could hang the balloon to dry afterwards.
  2. Cut rectangular pieces of newspaper, roughly 2″ x 5″ pieces work well.
  3. Blow up a balloon.
  4. Mix 1 cup of flour with 1 cup of warm water. Use a whisk to thoroughly blend it into a paste.
  5. Dip a piece of newspaper into the paste and scrape off excess using your fingers.
  6. Apply the newspaper to the large end of the balloon first and smooth out.
  7. Repeat steps 5 and 6, being sure to slightly layer the pieces of newspaper covering the bottom 3/4 of the balloon.
    Make sure all the 3/4 section of the balloon is covered.
  8. Tie the string to the chandelier and then the end of the balloon so it can hang to dry. The paste may drip, so make sure something is underneath it.
  9. Once completely dry, carefully cut the string, and pop the balloon.
  10. Now that you have a partial pinata, you can add some Easter grass and whatever goodies inside.
  11. Be sure to not completely fill the 3/4 shell because you need some room for the other balloon.
  12. Hold the other balloon partially inside the 3/4 shell and begin blowing it up. Once the balloon is touching the perimeter of the 3/4 shell, you can tie off the balloon.
  13. Then repeat steps 5 and 6 to completely cover the new balloon – leave the balloon knot out. You’ll need to overlap the new pieces over the 3/4 shell too.
  14. Once completely dry, carefully pop the balloon. You may not be able to remove the balloon – it doesn’t matter.
  15. You can add one more small piece of newspaper to cover the very top hole using paste or glue stick.
  16. Paint and decorate!

DIY Easter Egg Piñata Surprise – Video:

Be sure to check out my video showing the steps above and hit that Like button~ The short video shows me adding goodies to the bottom shell and then how to blow up the balloon to get the top shape. Sometimes it’s easier to learn by watching – it’s a short watch!


DIY Easter Egg Piñata Surprise

DIY Easter Egg Piñata Surprise

DIY Easter Egg Piñata Surprise

DIY Easter Egg Piñata Surprise

DIY Easter Egg Piñata Surprise

I cannot wait to watch my girls bust open these crazy DIY Easter Egg Piñata Surprises! A few things to consider, you could have your kiddos make their own egg pinata (it’s a fun craft for all ages and saves you some time), you can blow up the balloon as little or as big as you want, be sure to overlap the newspaper pieces enough to support the shape (I’ve already had a few little cracks), and be aware that the bottom where the egg sits will flatten (so prop it up in a way you want it to stay). I would do this craft again, and I’m excited to see how my daughters decide to crack open their DIY Easter Egg Piñata Surprise! Please subscribe to my blog to get weekly decorating and DIY inspiration! And I’d love to connect with you on Instagram~


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Easter is one of my favorite holidays! And even though bunnies, eggs, and candy don’t have anything to do with Christ’s resurrection, I enjoy the commercial traditions of Easter as well as the spiritual meaning. Our family typically celebrates Easter with extended family – we enjoy spending time together with great food and watching the kids have fun together. If you have an Easter celebration to attend, and you want to bring a beautiful and easy Easter hostess gift, you have come to right place!

Easy Easter Hostess Gift

Flowers, a plant, wine, or a candle is a perfectly wonderful hostess gift for any occasion. But if you want to bring something handmade and unique for Easter, this gift is upcycled and lovely. It’s easy to assemble, but it’s not something you can quickly whip up right before your event. You will need to prepare some of the items ahead of time, but this is also a great project for kids to help with. Here are the supplies you’ll need:

Easy Easter Hostess Gift

Easy Easter Hostess Gift

After I cut the lid off the beige egg carton, I sprayed a light sheen of gold paint over the carton. This step isn’t necessary, but I liked the look of it.

Gently crack the top portion of shell for each egg. You can crack the shell in half, but it’s more difficult to control the shape of the cracked edge. Rinse and let dry.

Then using a glue gun, attach a wick to the bottom of each clean shell.

Once the wick has dried and is secured, add soy candle wax and carefully compact the wax as you go. Trim the excess wick, leaving a quarter of an inch showing above the wax.

You can add greenery to one or two egg shells to add some life to the design.

I collected moss and twigs from a local park and then added feathers and faux eggs to the moss-filled spots.

Once you have each spot filled and assembled, you’ll want to light each wick on fire and adjust the wax with a toothpick to avoid wax tunneling.


This design can be customized and personalized in so many ways. I went with a more natural farmhouse style, but this idea can colorful or even cutesy.

My youngest daughter, Quinn, loves nature, so she enjoyed collecting moss and twigs with me and she loves looking at this arrangement. Quinn added the eggs and some feathers – it was such a fun thing to make together. As always, thank you so much for reading. I love reading your comments below (scroll down and leave a note) and seeing your follows on Facebook and Instagram. Thank you for spreading the word – sharing is caring!

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Stunning Easter egg centerpiece

There are so many gorgeous Easter centerpiece ideas out there. I love them all – Easter is my favorite holiday and I enjoy all the different decor styles to celebrate this day. I decided to go with a more natural look for my stunning Easter egg centerpiece.

Stunning Easter egg centerpiece

Stunning Easter egg centerpiece

Stunning Easter egg centerpiece

I used a real tree branch and three real egg shells. Here are some tips for assembling this Easter egg centerpiece:

  • Tape the base of your branch to something heavy enough to keep your branch upright. I used a container of playdoh to secure my branch and then I covered it with coffee beans.
  • Use a push pin and carefully twist it into the top of the egg shell until you make a hole. This is the hole to hang the eggshell by a string.
  • When you crack the shell on the side of the egg, be sure to pull off any of the remaining membrane from the egg shell to give the cracked edge a clean look.
  • After the shell is clean and dry, carefully paint the inside of the egg any color you want. Once the paint is dry, you can use a small needle to push the string down into the top hole. Then tie a knot and make the string whatever length you want to hang from your branch.
  • I used shredded raffia to make my mini nests inside the egg shells.
  • I found some cute fake speckled eggs to sit on the nests but they were a bit larger than I wanted, so I actually used chocolate cadbury eggs – they’re cute and delicious!


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I don’t know about you, but these gorgeous centerpieces are so inspiring to me! As always, thank you so much for reading. I love hearing your comments (scroll down and leave a note) as well as seeing your follows on Facebook and Instagram. And thank you for helping spread the word about my blog – sharing is caring!


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