Mini Pumpkin Piñata Pouches

These Mini Pumpkin Piñata Pouches are one of my favorite Halloween projects yet. And just like the piñata that inspired them, these candy pouches are cute on the outside and have a surprise hidden inside!

Mini Pumpkin Piñata Pouches DIY by ThreeLittleMonkeysStudio.com

Use them for decor, hand them out at classroom Halloween parties or use for fun place settings. Wouldn’t they be cute with a name tag for Thanksgiving too? Click through for instructions …

Mini Pumpkin Piñata Pouches DIY by ThreeLittleMonkeysStudio.com

Mini Pumpkin Piñata Pouches can be filled with any treat you like. My little guy has a strange obsession with candy corn, while my girls love chocolate. So I did a mix of both here.

You need a few supplies

Mini Pumpkin Piñata Pouches DIY by ThreeLittleMonkeysStudio.com

Mini Pumpkin Piñata Pouches DIY by ThreeLittleMonkeysStudio.com

Step 1: Sketch a pumpkin out on card stock to use as a template or download and print this one. The printable template makes a pumpkin 5″ wide and 4″ tall (not counting the stem). If sketching a pumpkin out freehand, just make sure you allow plenty of room for stuffing.

Mini Pumpkin Piñata Pouches DIY by ThreeLittleMonkeysStudio.com

Step 2: Using your template, trace a pumpkin out on a lunch bag. If you trace directly onto a whole lunch bag and trim, you will automatically get a front and back. But if using paper or a larger bag, you will need to cut out a front and back. Don’t worry about seams, they will be covered. You’ll need two pumpkins for each candy pouch. Set the back(s) aside.

Mini Pumpkin Piñata Pouches DIY by ThreeLittleMonkeysStudio.com

Step 3: Cut out a piece of orange tissue paper that is roughly the same size as your pumpkin.

Mini Pumpkin Piñata Pouches DIY by ThreeLittleMonkeysStudio.com

Step 4: Use your Xyron Mega Runner to cover your pumpkin with adhesive avoiding the stem for now, and then attach your orange tissue. Trim away the excess.

Mini Pumpkin Piñata Pouches DIY by ThreeLittleMonkeysStudio.com

Step 5: Cut some fringe. Use a strip of orange tissue paper approximately 5″ wide and 4″ tall. Fold in half lengthwise, and then use scissors or  Martha Stewart Crafts Fringe Scissors to make 1″ fringe from the bottom. This makes two fringey layers so your pumpkin looks fuller.

Mini Pumpkin Piñata Pouches DIY by ThreeLittleMonkeysStudio.com

Step 6: Attach the first layer of fringe to the bottom of your pumpkin using your Xyron Mega Runner. Add a line of adhesive and then line the bottom of the fringe up to the bottom of your pumpkin. Press firmly. Repeat, working your way from the bottom towards the stem. Then trim away excess tissue around the pumpkin. Aim for 4-5 layers of fringe.

Mini Pumpkin Piñata Pouches DIY by ThreeLittleMonkeysStudio.com

Step 6: Add adhesive to the stem using your Xyron Mega Runner. Cover your stem with brown tissue paper and trim away the excess.

Step 7: Take your back and add adhesive around the edge of the pumpkin using your Xyron Mega Runner, but be careful to leave the stem area free of adhesive. This is where you will insert your treats into the pouch. Press the front and back sides together, pressing firmly around the edges to set the adhesive.

Mini Pumpkin Piñata Pouches DIY by ThreeLittleMonkeysStudio.com

Step 8: Carefully add treats or trinkets via the stem. Once your piñata is filled, use your Xyron Mega Runner to seal the stem closed.

Mini Pumpkin Piñata Pouches DIY by ThreeLittleMonkeysStudio.com

Step 9: Tie a little jute twine around the stem if you like.

Mini Pumpkin Piñata Pouches DIY by ThreeLittleMonkeysStudio.com

Then give it to someone special!

Mini Pumpkin Piñata Pouches DIY by ThreeLittleMonkeysStudio.com

Rip open and enjoy these candy-filled Pumpkin Piñata Pouches!

I AM A XYRON DESIGN TEAM MEMBER, AND THIS PROJECT WAS MADE USING XYRON PRODUCTS. THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS.

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