3 DIY Papel Picado templates

3 DIY papel picado templates for Day of the Dead and Cinco de Mayo!!
Day of the Dead and Cinco de Mayo decorations!

DIY papel picado templates – Banners, butterfly + flags!

As you have probably noticed we love diy papel picado templates and their decorative designs at Happythought. See how easy making your own decorations for a Mexican themed fiesta, Cinco de Mayo or el Dia de los Muesrtos. Try out a these papel picado templates!

Mexican papel picado flags DIY!

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Make your own DIY papel picado flags!

Adorable papel picado flags using our easy free to members template designs. You can use them in table decorations, flower arrangements or as fiesta favors.

How to make papel picado banners with printable template

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Make your own papel picado banners!

Download templates to make DIY papel picado templates

We made ours using 3 papel picado templates and crepe paper in lovely, vibrant colors. It is much easier to use than tissue paper. It also means that your papel picado last longer so you can use them again and again!

Easy to make Butterfly Papel Picado

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Butterfly papel picado garlands for decorations

These butterflies flutter beautifully in the wind. They look great at a fiesta, wedding or as a decoration in your home!


Easy assemble DIY papel picado templates

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

Papel picado garlands are traditionally used to decorate the streets during the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival in Mexico. You can also use the papel picado decorations at any celebration or party event.


Buy 12 papel picado templates for Day of the Dead!

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Make this Frida Kahlo inspired flower and skeleton hand crown for Dia de los Muertos.

Make this Frida Kahlo inspired flower and skeleton hand crown for Dia de los Muertos. Day of the Dead paper flower crown, ideal for costume and dress up!

Day of the Dead paper flower crown, ideal for costume and dress up! Includes Day of the Dead worksheets, paper flowers tutorial, Day of the Dead cat mask video, el Dia de los Muertos decoration ideas and our popular calavera papel picado tutorial and template.


Make your fiesta the best!

Did you know?

Joining Happythought membership will get you 50% off all these Day of the Dead products including the papel picado templates featured above.

  • 99 printable party or fiesta food and drinks signs and display cards

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  • Day of the Dead activity worksheets: Download crafts and worksheets ti learn more about El Dia de los Muertos.

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  • Nine easy printable DIY calavera or sugar skull masks for Day of the Dead costume ideas

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Happythought CraftClub

Joining Happythought membership will also get you access to the ever growing CraftClub library.

  • 4 printable paper craft DIY-alebrijes-mask templates and patterns

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  • Day of the Dead cat mask template to print, cut and wear!

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  • Mini piñata templates: How to make a mini pinata with templates and tutorials!

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Exclusively for Happythought members is packed with over 30 free Happythought CraftClub templates, craft activities and classroom worksheets.


We have lots of other Mexican craft ideas and printables in our blog and shop . Color in calavera mask templates, Mexican paper star ornaments and printable 5 de Mayo worksheets.

f you want to know more about Cinco de Mayo check out these articles featured on our website – Paper flowers for Cinco de Mayo and our popular make a Lucha Libre mask. For more ideas and templates click here.


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2 thoughts on “3 DIY Papel Picado templates

  1. The ideas are súper cool

  2. love them

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