Cinco de Mayo Paper Fan Garland

I have always been inspired by Mexican colors and traditions. And you know how much I love crafting with paper, so this year it just made sense to make paper DIY Cinco de Mayo decorations!

You’ll Need:

  • Tissue Paper in Various Colors
  • Glue Stick
  • Twine
  • Scissors
  • Washi Tape

I saw this garland on the Swedish blog, Family Living, (wish I could read it because it’s a great blog!) and I thought it would be cool to make it two toned and add some shape to it to use for Cinco de Mayo decorations and I LOVE how it turned out!I saw this garland on the Swedish blog, Family Living, (wish I could read it because it’s a great blog!) and I thought it would be cool to make it two toned and add some shape to it to use for Cinco de Mayo decorations and I LOVE how it turned out!

Cinco de Mayo Decoration Instructions

Step 1: Layer your tissue paper and cut them in half. They will be more manageable cut in half.

Step 2: Layer your two colors (or three or four!).

Step 3: Cut the top layer so it’s smaller in width than the outside layer.
Step 4: Start folding the tissue paper in an accordion fold about 1″ thick.
Step 5: Once it’s done folded, fold the fan in half.
Step 6: Staple the center.
Step 7: Glue the two sides together. It should fold one fan at this point.
Step 8: Cut a 1″ strip of chipboard the length of the full fan.
Step 9: Glue the chipboard onto the edge of the fan.

Step 10: Fold the fan in half for easy storage.

Step 11: Cut the edge of the fan in a fun pattern.
Step 12: Tape to the string.
Voila!

Happy Cinco de Mayo! 

Thank you to Teya for helping me out with this project! 

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