by Handmade Charlotte
DIY Shower Them In Love Piñata Card
The rain has been falling in epic proportions this summer and we’re inspired! We turned those clouds and drops into the coolest DIY card ever. Introducing the ultra cute Piñata Card!
We let the kids pick their favorite Folk Art paint colors and stenciled with Handmade Charlotte stencil sets. We cut the drops out and finished the card to send to our BFFs.
Download The Step By Step Instructions below, and watch out for puddles!
Card Stock Paper (Various fun colors of your choice + white)
1” square of white card stock paper (per card you make)
Mini spool of baker’s twine
Blunt wide tapestry needle (plastic or metal)
Handmade Charlotte Stencils:
FolkArt acrylic paint
Hot glue gun
Preparing your raindrops
With fun colors, paint a few pieces of white cardstock on front and back. They can be different colors front and back or the same! Just make sure you let one side dry before you paint the other side. Using your HC raindrop stencil and a pencil (Hey, that rhymed!), lightly trace the shapes over your painted paper. Using scissors cut out the raindrops out and set-aside for later.
Step 1: Fold the cardstock in half and trace the cloud shape in the center of the front of your card using a pencil. Cut the cloud shape out using an x-acto knife.
Step 2: Cut 2 sheets of tissue paper to 6.5” x 4.75” and glue the first one down over the cloud on the inside of the card. Make sure you get a nice layer of glue around the outline of the cloud shape.
Step 3: Cut two tiny slits on opposite sides of your 1” square. Now slip a piece of bakers twine (about 11” long) through each slit to secure it in place. I made my strings uneven to make the raindrops (this step coming soon!) look like they were falling at different heights.
Step 4: Using your thumbtack, carefully poke 2 small holes into the second piece of tissue paper about ½” apart just right about where the center of the cloud would be.
Note: You can lay your tissue over the cloud shape and mark with a pencil where your holes should be before you poke them through.
Step 5: String each piece of twine through the holes with the square tap hidden inside the layers of tissue.
Step 6: Fill your card with the painted confetti you’ve created with the rain drop stencil!
Step 7: Glue down the second piece of tissue being sure to get a nice layer of glue around the edge of the cloud shape.
Note: It helped me to glue it down in sections so that I could get my tissue nice and smooth and avoid catching any of the confetti in a sticky mess.
Step 8: Using a hot glue gun, carefully apply a small dot to the back of the raindrops and attach to the bottom of the pull strings.
Write a special message and share with someone you love! They can then pull down on the two strings to rip open the tissue for a sweet little shower meant to brighten their day!