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 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 PNG and SVG Files

Instructions:

  1. Cut out the 5 designs of Papel Picado using the templates provided.
  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

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