mini heart piñatas

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner!  Today I am sharing a fun little twist on the piñata that can be made pretty quick, filled with some tiny treats, and given to your sweetheart.  I made some of these for my babies for Valentine’s Day.  They are so easy to make, and can be done with things you may already have on hand, they could easily be made in larger quantities.


I love the surprise factor.  Who knows what you’ll get!  I filled mine with M&Ms, which are probably my kids’ most favorite treat.  I can’t wait to see the excitement when they break these open and find what’s inside!


You’ll need:

tissue paper, cut into strips
cardboard tubes
Mod Podge
a brush for applying Mod Podge

First, cut your tube in half.  Make your heart by pressing the cardboard tube together, pressing the top fold down into the middle, then shaping the tube into your heart.


Poke a hole through the tube to feed your twine through, and tie a knot.


Start slathering your heart with Mod Podge, and covering with tissue paper.  Work sections at a time, and be sure to leave a small opening in one end.


Allow your hearts to dry a bit.


Add your candies.


Seal off the hole with a bit of tissue paper.


Aren’t’ they so cute and festive?  Perfect for little hands…enjoy!


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7 Comments on mini heart piñatas

  1. Ginger
    January 14, 2014 at 5:13 pm (3 months ago)

    Anne, these are so darling!! No doubt they will be a hit with the kiddos.

    • Anne
      January 18, 2014 at 4:18 pm (3 months ago)

      Thank you. They love surprises. I can’t wait to see my son’s eyes get really big when he sees there are M&Ms in there!

  2. Kathryn
    January 17, 2014 at 2:25 pm (3 months ago)

    What a cute idea! And would be very easy for my ten year old to do herself this year. thx

    • Anne
      January 18, 2014 at 4:15 pm (3 months ago)

      That would be a super cute idea! Maybe you have some class Valentines in order? Enjoy!

  3. Linda
    January 23, 2014 at 9:38 pm (3 months ago)

    This is too freakin’ cute!!! Have never seen anything like this either. Love it. Pinning. Linda at Crafts a la Mode

  4. karen@somewhatquirky
    January 25, 2014 at 9:45 am (3 months ago)

    These are adorable! I think I will make some for friends for Valentines.

    • Anne
      February 7, 2014 at 3:58 pm (3 months ago)

      Thank you! So glad you stopped by!


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