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25 DIY Cinco de Mayo Crafts

25 fun, colorful Cinco de Mayo crafts!Living in San Antonio has it’s perks, including a vibrant Fiesta season. With Cinco de Mayo around the corner, I thought I’d share some of favorite Mexican-style crafts and party decor ideas to help you throw your own fiesta where ever you live. Read on for 25 colorful DIY Cinco de Mayo crafts!

1. Printable Folklorico Dancers 

Put on the folklorico music and get your dancing shoes for this fun printable from Denna’s Ideas.

fiesta senoritas

2. DIY Papel Picado Streamers

Love the look of papel picado, but not the time and effort? Studio DIY shares a trick for getting the look with streamers. 


3. Mini Tissue Paper Flowers

Use leftover tissue paper (I always save them from gift bags) to make Tikkido‘s mini tissue paper flowers. 


4. DIY Paper Mache Cactus

Nido shows how to make your own water-free cactus.


5. Frida Kahlo Inspired Floral Headband

Visit My Poppet to make your own Mexican floral headbands. 


6. Paper Bag Poncho

The kids can paint their own ponchos with this how-to from Learn Create Love.


7. Mini Piñata Dancing Girls

These clever mini piñata girls from Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky! make a perfect party favor. 


8. Paper Fan Garland

Make a super-simple paper fan garland with House That Lars Built.


9. Giant Fiesta Flowers

Make a grand entrance with Aunt Peaches‘ giant fiesta flowers. 


10. DIY Papel Picado

Frog Prince Paperie shares a doable way to make a more traditional style papel picado. 


11. Easter Egg Maracas

Dana Made It reuses plastic eggs for these kid-friendly maracas. 


12. Taco Piñata

This giant taco from Studio DIY is the perfect Mexican party decor. 


13. Paper Fan Drink Stirrers

Add some flair to your refreshments with Tell Love & Chocolate.


14. DIY Mexican Tin Folk Art

Mark Montano shows us how to make traditional Mexican folk art using hardware store supplies. 


15. DIY Cascarones 

No fiesta is complete without confetti eggs. Pretty Prudent shows us how to make these festive party favors. 


16. Recycled Fiesta Cup Wreath

Use a collection of souvenir fiesta cups to make this colorful recyled wreath over at Maker Mama.


17. Jumbo Papel Picado

These jumbo papel picados by Camille Styles are made from poster boards and make the perfect photo backdrop. 


18. DIY Mini Piñatas

Oh Happy Day shares how to make these cute traditional piñatas.


19. Papel Picado Coasters

Upcycle a set of thrifted coasters with Style Me Pretty.


20. Colorful Honeycomb Garland

Use paper honeycomb balls to make this festive garland with Paper N Stitch.


21. Fringe Table Runner

Bring the picado to the table with this lush fringe table runner by Hank & Hunt.

diy cinco de mayo fringe runner

22. Fiesta Fringe Cupcake Toppers

These cupcake toppers from Lulu the Baker are perfection.


23. Yarn Wrapped Napkin Rings

Creative Jewish Mom makes these colorful napkin rings out of recycled plastic bottles. 


24. Cactus Cake Toppers

Tell Love and Chocolate shares how to make these colorful cactus cake toppers. 


25. Electric Peacock Fiesta Cards

And invite all of your friends to your fiesta celebratation with these whimsical cards by Handmade Charlotte.


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