After putting together a fun, colorful paper fan backdrop perfect for a Valentine’s Day party, we created this DIY conversation heart piñata. See how you can make your own below!

DIY Conversation Heart Pinata Materials:

  • Poster board
  • 15″ Styrofoam or floral foam open heart frame (can be found at most floral supply stores and some craft stores)
  • Tissue paper
  • Scissors
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Double-sided tape
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • White stick-on letters
  • Pink marker
  • Glue pen
  • Fine craft glitter
  • Wood skewer
  • Twine
  • X-ACTO knife

DIY Conversation Heart Step 1: Using your open heart frame, trace two hearts on your poster board and cut them out.

Step 2: Using your X-ACTO knife, cut a 2-inch piece out of the top of your foam heart.

Step 3: Hot-glue one of your heart cut-outs to the back of your foam heart.

Step 4: Make a loop with your twine (this is what you’ll use to string up your piñata), and tie a knot at the end. Spear the knot with the wood skewer and push the skewer, with your knot attached, through the top of your heart and into the center.

DIY Conversation Heart Piñata

Step 5: Hold your knot in place and remove your wood skewer. Then hot-glue the knot to the inside of the heart frame.

Step 6: Hot-glue the front poster-board heart to your frame.

Step 7: Measure the side of your heart frame and cut strips of poster board accordingly (our strips were about 2 inches wide). Then hot-glue strips around the border of your heart frame.

Step 8: When you get to the cut-out part of your frame, glue poster board right up to the opening, then fold over the end of that strip of poster board to create a flap (this will be where you’ll insert the candy).

DIY Conversation Heart Piñata

Step 9: Cut 2-inch wide strips of tissue paper.

Step 10: Cut fringe into the bottom half of your tissue strips (we used fringe scissors, but you can also use regular scissors for this).

Step 11: Using double-sided tape, affix tissue fringe to your heart, starting from the bottom and working your way up.

Step 12: After you finish a small portion, trim the ends so the fringe is flush with the heart shape of your piñata.

DIY Conversation Heart Piñata

Step 13: Color in your desired stick-on letters with pink marker.

Step 14: Color in stick-on letters with a glue pen and sprinkle fine craft glitter on top. Pour excess glitter into trash.

Step 15: Complete fringe detail on your piñata, including the sides. We cut about 2-inch strips of tissue fringe and taped them to our piñata from the bottom to the top, even covering our flap opening.

Step 16: When your tissue fringe detail is complete, peel off stick-on letters and affix to piñata.

Invite friends over for a sweet Valentine’s Day party with this Evite Invitation:

Valentine's Evite Invitation

And check out our DIY heart arrows for more Valentine’s Day party decor!