So here is the tutorial, apologies its a pretty long one. Let me know if you end up making one, would love to see!!!! The above picture is taken from Company magazines website.
What you will need:
Paper lampshade (any
size), PVA glue, Tissue paper/Newspaper, Red wool, Green felt, Brown felt, White felt, Snowflake
confetti/Sequins, Glue gun and glue sticks, Gold cord, Toy stuffing
Start with slightly watering
down the PVA glue, I would recommend using the mixture straight away as it
becomes too stiff to use. This is the paste for the paper mâché.
Tear up strips of tissue
paper (or newspaper) about 2 inches thick. Cover the whole of the lampshade
using the glue mixture and paper. I would recommend using a paintbrush to get
an even coating of glue. To be able to hold the layers of felt you will need to
cover the lampshade in 2 coatings of paper mâché.
To make the pudding part
of the Piñata cut out semi circles of brown felt and using your glue gun start to
cover the pudding in a tilling pattern. Make sure the paper mâché is completely dry before you start
Remember to cover the
hole at the bottom of the lampshade so the sweets don’t fall out! I used a
circular piece of card to block the hole.
Cover two thirds of the
lampshade in brown felt, this gives you the base of the pudding.
Next up is the brandy
cream, you will need to cut out pieces of white felt that will resemble the
drips that form when the cream is poured over a real pudding. Keep going until
the lampshade is covered.
Make sure you have covered the whole of the
lampshade in felt and no gaps are showing. To neaten the hole at the top of the
pudding, use semi circles of white felt to finish it off.
Next up you need to make
a lid to cover the hole where the sweets will go in. Depending on how big your
pudding is, the holly leaves will have to be quite big. Otherwise you won’t see
them when the Piñata is hanging from the
ceiling. I made 3 large holly leaves.
Before I sewed the holly
leaf up I inserted a little bit of stuffing to add some depth to the
Once the leaves are complete don’t forget to
trim off the excess material around the edges.
Once you are happy with
the sizes of your holly leaves, sew a single line down the middle using your
sewing machine, this will help with sewing them to the pudding later. You can
also hand sew this is you prefer.
To make the lid of the
pudding, cut out a piece of white felt and make a small hole in the middle.
This will be for the cord to thread through later. Sew your 3 holly leaves to
the white felt. You will only need to do a couple of stitches along the middle
just so they stay in place.
Using your red wool, make
3 large pom poms to resemble red berries. Hand sew these to the white felt lid,
covering the little hole you made for the cord.
Once you are happy with
your lid, attach the cord to the lampshade frame that is still exposed. Thread
the cord through the little hole made in the lid so the lid covers the top of
To add a bit of sparkle,
using the left over PVA glue (not watered down) glue on sparkly snowflakes or
sequins all over the white felt. You could even add some glitter glue!
Don’t forget to add the
sweets before you hang it!!!
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