Printable Papel Picado Streamers

DIY Papel Picado StreamersYou’re probably familiar with the beautiful tissue paper garlands that you commonly see at traditional Mexican celebrations. It’s a decorative craft made from intricately cut paper, often showcasing very elaborate designs and bright colors. An inspiring example of Mexican folk art, we love the depictions of birds and fun florals. They can be a little tricky to come by so we wanted to create our own designs that we could customize to whatever color palette we wanted! We originally used them in our Cinco de Mayo party here and made them a mini version, but you can size them to whatever you’d like. Use these Papel Picado Streamers at your next fiesta! Cut out the patterns with a die-cut machine using our free templates or an Exacto knife and glue some twine onto the back of them. They would be the perfect decoration for any party with a fiesta feel, a backyard BBQ, or Cinco de Mayo of course!

DIY Papel Picado Streamers

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DIY Papel Picado Streamers

Printable Papel Picado Streamers

Materials: 

  • 5 different colors of 8.5X11″ paper
  • Twine
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors and Xacto knife or Die-cut machine
  • Papel Picado Streamers Templates

Instructions:

  1. Cut out the 5 designs of Papel Picado using the templates.
  2. Glue a long piece of twine to the back upper edge of each flag, separating each flag by about 2 inches
  3. Hang up where ever your heart desires!

DIY Papel Picado Streamers

DIY Papel Picado StreamersPapel Picado Colorful Mexican Paper Garland

Photography by Jane Merritt

7 COMMENTS

  1. Your comment is awaiting moderation

    Hello,
    Love your patterns, I hope to use them for my granddaughter’s birthday; however, when I try to open the SVG files in my Cricut, they won’t open. It says that they are an unsupported file. Also, the SVG extracted files all open in chrome. Do you have any suggestions?

    Thank you!

  2. Your comment is awaiting moderation

    Hi,

    Found your site while searching for free papel picado templates. Your post says they’re free, but when I click on the link it says $3.00? Are they not free anymore?

  3. These are so beautiful!! Thank you for the templates. Where do you recommend finding a die cut machine?

    ????❤️

  4. Love love this!! So adorable, I can’t wait to make them for my friends bridal shower! However, when I click on the link, it has all 5 templates on one page, is there a way to have them each on their own page? Thank you!

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    hola no se puede descargar el arvicho en svg esta malo,
    ojala lo puedan reparar estan muy lindos los modelos
    gracias

  6. Your comment is awaiting moderation

    hola muchas gracias por los archivos pero descargue en svg y esta malo podrian ver lo que pasa por favor
    muchas gracias

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