Below are some pictures that I used to help me design the pinata. I wanted to add more to the pinata, but the pinata is such a short version of the tower, I had to leave a lot of details out.
a screen shot from the movie
The international movie poster
the top of the princess float at the Disneyland parade
another shot of the float
Just a box that i shaped
I used some packing tape and tacky glue
I wrapped it in black construction paper. I wish I had beige instead but didn't have any, so I decided on black.
I made spacers out of squares of cardboard to for the top portion of the tower (where the windows are)
My little helper, helping me to stack the cardboard pieces
I let them dry for a few minutes
I glued them near the top
The top of the tower was just construction paper glued to the spacers. I changed it though, not sure why I made it black, but later I changed it to white.
Sorry, by the time I took this next picture, I had done a lot but didn't take any pictures of the work. My daughter was "helping" me and it was just a big mess on my dining table. Here I had added strips of brown paper to the base of the tower and glued on different colored rectangle paper to look like bricks. I also started making the roof after I attached some hemp string on the inside. I used glue and tape to keep the rope in place in 4 places. Then I used strips of cardboard to start making the roof
Here I glued on a bunch of little pieces of white paper to complete the roof
I made little squares of purple tissues for the shingles and just started layering them from the bottom
I curled the ends of brown paper with a small paint brush and added some flowers
the vines are just green tissue i rolled tightly together
The pinata is about 17 inches tall and the bottom diameter is about 7.5 inches. I don't know how long this took. But it was hours and hours. If I had a few minutes or an hour free during the day I would work on the pinata. It was a lot of fun, I love doing this stuff. I think I may try making another and see if I can sell it online. I want to remain a stay at home mom, but if there is something I can do when I have free time, that I enjoy, I think I better jump on it because some extra cash would be nice right now.