I Love to Create – Cinco de Mayo Pinata Shirts

Nothing says Cinco de Mayo like a pinata. You know how I love to dress my kids in theme (weenie dogs anyone?) so I thought why not make them matching pinata shirts to wear this weekend. Not to mention they will be great for birthday parties.

Earlier this week I featured an embroidery pattern by Mollie Johanson of Wild Olive on BlogHer. The pattern was for the March stitch-a-long at Feeling Stitchy. I kept thinking about this perky little donkey and how I needed to make something with him for this week’s I Love to Create post.



T-shirt and/or tank top

Tulip Fashion Paints

Stencil Bruch


Fabric Fusion Glue



Wild Olive pinata embroidery pattern

Rick Rack

Scribbles Paint Marker

Stencil 1 star pattern stencils from the Stencil 201 Book

The first thing I did was adorn a T-shirt for Baxter and a tank top for Tallulah with a star pattern from Ed Roth’s Stencil 201 book. I used some festive colors from Tulip.

While the paint was drying I enlarged the pinata embroidery pattern from Wild Olive and printed it out. I cut out the donkey and traced it onto two separate pieces of felt.

Once the stars were dry using Fabric Fusion Glue I attached my felt pinatas to the shirts.

The next thing to do was add the stripes. Molly from Wild Olive embroidered hers, but I had some colorful rick-rack that worked great. Again, I used Fabric Fusion Glue to attach the trim.

I cut out the saddle from the paper and traced onto some teal felt. Using Fabric Fusion Glue I attached to the pinatas.

Last, but not least, I added the details of the face using a Scribbles paint marker.

Once everything was dry I tried to get pictures of my children modeling their new shirts. This was about as easy as herding cats.


So now that I have these snazzy new matching shirts made I guess that means I should find something to do on Saturday so we can show them off. ***This is a sponsored post by I Love to Create – I was compensated & given free supplies. Mama has gotta pay the bills somehow and really who in their right mind would say no to free craft supplies***

5 Responses to “I Love to Create – Cinco de Mayo Pinata Shirts”

  1. vintagevixenarts

    Love Ed's stencil's,and hey those star's came out so clean!Fabtastic job,and I'm especially cracking up at the affectionate, and oh so sisterly choke hold! Gotta love it!

  2. JLVerde

    So cute. Great spin on that embroidery pattern (I used the same pattern to make an altoid tin birthday card for my sister).


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