Cinco De Mayo DIY Papel Picado

I don't know about you but, any holiday that involves Mexican food and margaritas is a holiday worth celebrating! Especially when it coincidentally falls on Taco Tuesday!!

That being said, we're going to keep our work day celebration simple with a quick and easy DIY decoration, to get you into the Cinco De Mayo spirit!

You are only going to need a few items for this project and you may have most of them lying around your house!

-Tissue paper, of any color. In fact, the more colors you have the better your Papel Picado (Perforated Paper) will look! -String. Any string will work but I would suggest something thicker than sewing string. -Scissors -Glue stick

-Tissue paper, of any color. In fact, the more colors you have the better your Papel Picado (Perforated Paper) will look!

-String. Any string will work but I would suggest something thicker than sewing string.

-Scissors

-Glue stick

Stack your different colored tissue papers, lining up the corners as best as you can and fold your papers vertically, as if you were folding a paper fan, until you reach the other end of the paper.

Stack your different colored tissue papers, lining up the corners as best as you can and fold your papers vertically, as if you were folding a paper fan, until you reach the other end of the paper.

Now, hold your tissue papers securely and cut one end in a half circle like you see here.

Now, hold your tissue papers securely and cut one end in a half circle like you see here.

You should end up with a cute scalloped edge, like this. This will be the bottom of your Papel Picado Banner.

You should end up with a cute scalloped edge, like this. This will be the bottom of your Papel Picado Banner.

Separate your papers and one by one, fold them vertically, keeping the scalloped edges together, and then horizontally.

Separate your papers and one by one, fold them vertically, keeping the scalloped edges together, and then horizontally.

Now here is where the magic happens! Think back to grade school, during the winter months, when you had to turn an ordinary piece of paper into a beautiful snowflake! At this point, anything goes, as long as you don't cut chunks out of your cute scalloped edge.

Now here is where the magic happens! Think back to grade school, during the winter months, when you had to turn an ordinary piece of paper into a beautiful snowflake! At this point, anything goes, as long as you don't cut chunks out of your cute scalloped edge.

And, once you've finished cutting shapes out of your tissue papers, lay them flat and apply a layer of glue to the top edge. Then, place the string on the glued edge of the tissue paper and fold the paper over to seal in the string.

And, once you've finished cutting shapes out of your tissue papers, lay them flat and apply a layer of glue to the top edge. Then, place the string on the glued edge of the tissue paper and fold the paper over to seal in the string.

It's that simple! 

It's that simple! 

HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO BABES and stay tuned for tomorrows Cinco De Mayo inspired margarita recipe!

xo