In a way, you could say that every one of our LC.com photo shoot days feels like a fiesta. A lot of hard work goes into our shoots of course, but a day spent crafting, cooking, and taste testing together still feels more like a party than it does like a job! But with Cinco de Mayo approaching, we decided to host a literalTeam LC fiesta, together with the ladies from The Little Market. Lauren made her famous chicken enchiladas, our baker friend Lauren Lowstan provided the churros, and then after snapping a few photos of course, we all sat down to eat at a beautiful table set with The Little Market dinnerware and linens.
Now as Team LC’s crafter-in-residence, I also wanted to come up with a cute favor idea to dress up our Mexican-inspired tablescape. These mini piñata boxes are fun, nostalgic (who didn’t love piñatas as a kid?), and super easy to make. They fit right in with our Cinco de Mayo theme, but depending on what colors you use, they’re just as cute for a birthday party, bridal, or baby shower. Check out the full tutorial below…
Here’s what you will need:
- mini cardboard or papier-mâché gift boxes
- tissue paper in several colors
- Elmer’s glue
- Cut long, one-inch wide strips out of your tissue paper.
- To begin, measure a strip of tissue that will fit along the bottom edge of your box.
- Cut fringe into the pre-measured strip.
- Glue your first strip onto the bottom edge of the box. (Note: You only need a very little bit of glue.)
- Continuing to work from the bottom up, repeat steps 2-4 in alternating colors, layering as you go. Start with the rim of the box, and then move on to the top of the lid.
- Fill your boxes with party favors, and get ready to put a smile on your guests’ faces!
Easy right? Instead of candy, I chose to put Essie nail polishes and mini Jouer lip glosses in my favor boxes. But you can really fill them with anything you see fit.