10 Papel Picado Projects: Cinco De Mayo Decor

Hey Y’all! Cinco De Mayo is just a few days away and I thought I’d share some of my favorite papel picado projects and decorations!

cinco de mayo

If you aren’t familiar with papel picado, it technically means “perforated paper”.  It is a Mexican folk art where they chisel  shapes into brightly colored tissue paper and is used for celebrations everywhere, including Cinco de Mayo!  You may have noticed that I love all forms of tissue art if you have seen my tissue poms and tassel garland.  There is just something so fun about creating beautiful little paper pieces of art and it is so inexpensive, too! Mix that with all of the bright colors and it is just the perfect introduction to Summer!

Here are my top 10 favorite papel picado projects…

diy papel picado streamers

DIY Papel Picado Streamers by Studio DIY

fiesta treat bags

Fiesta Treat bags by Camille Styles

papel picado cookies

Papel Picado Cookies by Twigg Studios

cinco de mayo decor

Cinco de Mayo Decor via Ruffled Blog

cinco de mayo straw flags

Papel Picado Staw Flags by Cupcakes and Cutlery

fiesta flags

Fiesta Flags and Cinco de Mayo decor by Tobi Fairley

diy fringe garland

DIY Fringe garland via Martha Stewart

mini drink markers

Mini Drink Markers via Celebrations at Home

cinco de mayo garland

DIY Geometric Cinco de Mayo Garland by Hank and Hunt

fiesta cake bunting

Fiesta Cake Bunting by A Subtle Revelry

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* Trish

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  1. Thanks for including me! Great roundup of ideas.

  2. Everything looks so lovely and colorful!! Love it!!!
    Hope you are having a lovely day

    Cami @ TitiCrafty by Camila

  3. Love all of those, especially the cookies! I made papel picado drink markers for my kids one year … I think they look so festive! Thanks for linking up at Project Inspire{d}!


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