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 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
- Orange and brown tissue paper
- Paper Lunch bags
- Martha Stewart Crafts Fringe Scissors (or scissors)
- Xyron Mega Runner
- Jute twine
- Pumpkin template
- Candy or trinkets for stuffing (optional)
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.
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.
Step 3: Cut out a piece of orange tissue paper that is roughly the same size as your pumpkin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Step 9: Tie a little jute twine around the stem if you like.
Then give it to someone special!
Rip open and enjoy these candy-filled Pumpkin Piñata Pouches!