STRAWBERRY PINATA BASKET DIY

I mean, really, when you think about it, who doesn't need a strawberry piñata basket in their lives? It's perfect for a trip to the farmers' market, picking strawberries from the field or just accessorizing your Valentine outfit. So here's the DIY!

You'll need: heart template (we used a heart instead of a strawberry template for a less literal look), three sheets of cover weight paper, scissors, fringe scissors (or you can cut the fringe with regular scissors), glue, green satin ribbon, shiny gold paper (or gold glitter paper), red and hot pink crepe paper. 

To start, print heart template and cut it out.

Trace heart on each of your three pieces of card stock and cut them out. 

Place heart bottoms together, laying flat and tape.

Bring the first heart over to the third heart so you form a 3D heart/cone shape and then tape those edges.

Continue to tape each of the three seams up to the top of what is now the base of your heart basket.

Cut three lengths of green ribbon, appx. 12 inches each.

Tape one end of the first ribbon to one inner heart center.

Tape the other end of the first ribbon to the second heart center.

Repeat with second and third ribbons.

Cut a length of crepe paper.

Stretch it out by laying it on the table, placing your hands on each end and pulling.

Fold it in half lengthwise.

Cut fringe for the length of the crepe paper, leaving about 1/3 uncut at the top.

Draw a line of glue at the bottom of the heart.

Cut fringe to appropriate width.

Glue fringe.

Repeat all the way up to the top of the heart, alternating between red and hot pink.

Repeat on side two and three.

Let dry.

Cut appx. 30 free-hand "seeds" from your gold paper. Glue about 10 onto each of the three sides.

GOLDEN FOX GOODS GIVEAWAY


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Until then, here are a few of our favorite treasures from this inspiring brand.

THE FLAMINGO GUIDE

If summer were to have a spirit animal, it would totally be a flamingo, right?! So here's our guide of fun flamingo stuff to get you inspired for your next party, dress up or craft.

Cake topper from BHLDN for a bridal shower created by The House That Lars Built

Mask and wing set from Opposite of Far and The Wishing Elephant. 

DIY piñata by Studio DIY.

Birthday party cookies for Natalie Bjordal via 100 Layer Cakelet.

Air-walking balloon from Drop it Modern.

Birds of a Feather notebook from Rifle Paper Co.

Heart card from Golden Fox Goods

Feathers-Print Baby Sleep Bag from Anatalogy via Barneys

Flavia stuffed animal from Anthropologie.

Girl's tank by Egg via Giggle.

Inflatable from Sunnylife

Fendi Fur Bag Bug via Saks.

Ice tray from Sunnylife

DONUT GUIDE

Tomorrow is National Donut Day, so lets get started early with a roundup of fun donut party ideas.

DIY Donut Balloons from the Donut Queen herself, Studio DIY.

And, of course, Studio DIY has a DIY Donut Piñata for you too.

Mini Heart Shaped Donuts from The Alison Show.

The cutest Donut Purse from Crafted by Jen.

Donut Rings from Evite.

Donut Display from How Does She.

Teeny tiny fairy party favors: Cheerios frosted to look like donuts from Baking for Good via Brit + Co.

FUN SUMMER MUST-HAVES

In honor of Memorial Day weekend, I thought we better round up some fun summer "must-haves." These are a few of my fav-o-rite things...

Sunnylife Australia makes some cute beach paddles.

Watermelon cooler bag. 

Pineapple ice tray set.

I mean, it's a giant inflatable flamingo.

Beach towel.

Make your own pineapple ice cream boat.

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Honeycomb fruit picks from the newly-opened Oh Happy Day party shop.

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Piñata birthday card.

Pineapple wallpaper.