Post # 1
I’m making these papel picado flags (papel picado are delicate designs cut onto tissue paper) for use as a send-off/favor/alternative to clinking on glasses at my Cinco de Mayo wedding.
I started off by making a template with black construction paper, and then glossed it over a few times with Mod Podge in order to make the paper a bit more stiff and sturdier for the next step.
Then I folded a piece of tissue paper in half and then again so I would be cutting out 4 flags. I carefully used an X-acto knife to trace out the pattern onto the tissue paper.
Then I glued in onto a wooden dowel (I got a pack of 20 for about $2.75 at Michael’s) – et voila! Papel picado mini flags!
I’m so excited about these!
Post # 3
Those are super cute!
And I am so glad someone is jumping on the 5.5.12 date and theme! That was our original date but we had to move it up. I still miss my Cinco de Mayo wedding a little bit. Lol.
Post # 4
Wow, these look really great, awesome job! They look like they took forever, but well worth it 🙂
Post # 5
Wow! That sounds like a lot of work, but they turned out great! Hope you don’t have a huge guest list 🙂
Post # 6
@Missloveknot: They’re not taking too long…it’s January, so I plan on doing about a dozen or so every weekend. Watching South Park right now while doing them – ssshhh! 😉
Post # 7
Wow, so amazing and creative! We love Dia de los Muertos themed stuff. 🙂
Post # 8
@emilymeemee: So do I, although I’m staying away from that because I don’t want the wedding to become too much of a stereotype since I will have family from Mexico visiting – I think the dia de los muertos stuff would feel odd to them during May.
Actually, though, Cinco de Mayo isn’t really even a holiday in Mexico (it’s the anniversary of a military victory against the French), so they’ll be amused that people are really into the day.
Post # 11
- Wedding: March 2012 - Zama Beach Club, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Oh my gosh! Those are so amazing!!!!
You are so talented. I dont think mine would come out that well! lol
Post # 12
ooo – I love papel picado! It’s going to be beautiful!
A couple years ago I made a bunch of ocean-themed papel picador for an aquarium, and it everyone loved it! It can really magically transform a place.
Post # 13
I am so freaking excited – I just got a photo of a wedding present that will be delivered to the reception. It’s a photo cut-out based off of the wedding portrait of Frida Kahlo.
I LOVE IT – it fits in perfectly with our theme and will be so fun in our space!