Papel picado flags diy: Put together a Cinco de Mayo decoration, includes printable tin can label templates!

Mexican papel picado flags DIY!
Make your own DIY papel picado flags!

Papel picado flags DIY – Easy instructions and template!

Make your own adorable papel picado flags diy using our easy free to members template. You can use them in table decorations, flower arrangements or as fiesta favors.

Papel picado means ‘punched’ or ‘perforated’ paper, and traditionally papel picado are made from colored tissue paper and cut using chisels.

DIY papel picado flags!
DIY papel picado flags, paper flowers and printable labels.

Papel picado flags diy: Easy to assemble tin can label decorations!

We used crepe paper in lovely, vibrant colors. Crepe is a little more robust and easier to use than tissue paper. It also means that your papel picado flags will last longer so you can use them again at the next party!

We have also put together some printable Cinco de Mayo food can labels featured in the photo above.

You will need:

Crepe paper in at least 3 colors
Glue stick
Kebab sticks
Happythought Papel Picado Flags DIY template (only free to members)

Mini papel picado flags tutorial!
How to make mini papel picado flags tutorial with step-by-step photo instructions

Download your papel picado flag template!

How to make papel picado flags!
How to make papel picado flags!


Buy 12 papel picado templates for Day of the Dead!

12 Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead papel picado template ideas!

Day of the Dead or El Dia de los Muertos tin can labels and printables
Day of the Dead or El Dia de los Muertos decoration ideas!
Other ideas with papel picado

How to make papel picado garlands plus our popular calavera papel picado tutorial and the more recent how to make butterfly papel picado are all featured papel picado tutorials on Happythought. Also featured is a paper skeleton hand template, vampire mask and costume idea for Halloween, a beautiful paper flower crown for Day of the Dead, nicho craft activity and paper flowers video tutorial.

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15 Responses to Mini DIY Papel Picado flags

  1. Has anyonne tried using these templates of very thin fondant? I want to try! I am giving my daughter a Mexican Fiest Baby Shower and MiniPapel Picado would be Fabulous on the brightly colored cake!
    Could you please send me the templates?
    Muchas Gracias,

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