Saturday, February 26, 2011

DIY Papel Picado Banners

Yesterday I mentioned that I am making some Mexican "papel picado" banners to decorate my BBQ party on Sunday.

Today I've decided to post a little video I made of how to do this very easy and fun way to cheer up a place with this paper banners.

Here are some that I made recently as a test, are they nice??? Love the colors and how much they bright up the kitchen!



All you need to create these wonderful banners is: Tissue Paper (different colors), scissors, glue and string.

Here's my little "tutorial" video that will give you and idea of how to do some cuts.



I would suggest to make each banner and store them inside some heavy books so the get "flat" for a few days before you glue them and put them up.

There are lots of different cuts you can create, some give a look of a kaleidoscope. To make "kaleidoscope" looking ones instead of folding straight, do a triangle fold on each side and then cut all around.

My advice is to be creative and cut whichever way you want, I am sure as long as you don't cut the part to glue the string you can create very amazing designs, have fun!!!

Happy Weekend!!!

4 commented; now it's your turn!:

MarkD60 said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow this is really cool! It was fun watching you make them!

Happy Days said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That was GREAT!!! I love those little banners! I'm going to try those out for Easter for the grand girls for our Easter Egg Hunt. I'm going to put them on the front porch!! Make them in Easter colors: pink, lavender, lt green, hot pink, light blue!! I'm going to have so much fun thanks to YOU Sunshine!! Thanks!! By the way, I liked your cute little accent!! I forgot you'd have one! Silly me!...debbie

Colleen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Very cool! It's almost like making paper snowflakes! So easy and they come out pretty! :)

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm going to show that video to kathy up at the rest west haven..we can show the old farts how to do it and they can make decorations for the activity room and their rooms too.thanks..

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