DIY Piñata Tree from Blow Up!

by Kate on December 9, 2011

Before you head out for the weekend, you should make a quick stop by the art store for a few supplies, because we have a special treat to share. Kristin Eddington and Clarissa Roudabush, the talented ladies behind the multidisciplinary design studio Blow Up!, have created a fun festive holiday DIY for us! I’ll let Clarissa and Kristin take it away, but be sure to check out their other projects, including their pretty polyhedral garland. Have a great weekend everyone!

For those small spaces that can’t fit a real Christmas tree, we designed this little Piñata tree to jazz up your space and bring holiday cheer. We were inspired by Paul Rand’s signature color pallet to give the tree a mid century modern and graphic flare. Ours is sitting on our studio conference table and really brightens up the room! — Clarissa + Kristin

You will need:

  • Hand Saw
  • Scissors
  • Paper cone
  • Styrofoam ball
  • Dowel
  • Construction Paper
  • Hot glue

1. Cut the styrofoam ball in half with the hand saw.

2. Saw down the dowel to roughly 22″ long. Add a little hot glue to the end of the dowel and stick it into the center of one half of the styrofoam ball.

3. Glue your Cone to the other end of the dowel.

4. Cut Paper Strips with fringe to wrap your cone. Completely wrap and glue your paper strips until the cone is fully covered.

5. Add a miniature paper cone on the top to make a perfect point at the tip. Voila!

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