May 5, 2011
Inspiration Board : Piñatas
Posted by Blake Ramsey
Happy Cinco de Mayo! When I imagine a Mexican celebration, I envision bright colors, lively music, and beautiful handcrafted decorations. One of my favorite Mexican traditions is the piñata. Piñatas have had quite an evolution since their traditional beginnings as embellished clay pots. It seems the modern version, made with cardboard, papier-mâché, and tissue, would be the much safer option to smash open with a stick!
These days, piñatas bring to mind our friends at Confetti System (you may remember a previous post about them). They've reinvented the traditional craft with their own distinctive twist—so pretty you'd hate to smash them!
Photos courtesy of Confetti System
1 I love the geometric shapes, and the mylar/tissue combo.
2 How fun are these Doc Martens piñatas they did for the opening ceremony??
3 Love the numbers!
6 Part of the PartyParty line they did for Urban Outfitters.
9 This is just stunning—done with sheer silk, it is a curtain in a shop in the downtown New York shop Creatures of Comfort.
10 Love what they did for Crewcuts—great gift-wrap ideas!
11 An incredible installation for the American Ballet Theatre
Feeling inspired? Go to the Web to find out how to make your own piñata, and see our many other Cinco de Mayo crafts.
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