{crafty} cinco de mayo.

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Feliz Cinco de Mayo! Though I have no Mexican roots, I wanted to take part in the cornflake dreams Let's Fiesta blog crawl! I have always admired the bright and bold colors associated with Cinco de Mayo. I first fell in love with those colors through the beautiful banners my freshman year roommate, {si}, brought from California to hang in our room. I tried hard to find a picture of them hanging in our room--but only found blurry ones, so I decided the best way to remedy the situation was to make my own! 
So, without further ado, here is my attempt at making my own papel picado...

Now, I must admit, the final product looks a little more elementary then I hoped...but I have dreams of creating better ones in the future...for celebrations other than Cinco de Mayo, perhaps?! Make sure to hop over to cornflake dreams and see the other lovely Cinco de Mayo fiestas across the blogosphere! 

If you decide to celebrate tonight, have fun! Even if you don't, have a very happy Thursday! xoxo {av}

P.S. Don't forget! Tomorrow = Friday, which also means Friday's Fancies! After the phenomenal turnout last week, I cannot WAIT 
to see who decides to join in the fun tomorrow :) If you have any questions, please email me or check out this handy post!!

23 comments:

  1. I love how creative your blog page is!
    Happy cinco de mayo;-)

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  2. So fun and pretty! I'd hang these in my back garden all summer long :-)

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  3. Oh this is such a cute DIY idea!!! I love Cinco de Mayo...cheers!

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  4. You are awesome. THIS is awesome. And you hardwood floors? Pretty awesome too :)

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  5. That you for the tutorial!! I LOVE it! I can't wait for my next summer bash where I can use this DIY. Happy Cinco de Mayo! I hope you get to enjoy a yummy margarita!

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  6. i love it! i think it looks great! i linked up to jillian's blog crawl too (with a chicken fajita recipe.)

    http://lachapstickfanatique.blogspot.com

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  7. WHOOHOO! im impressed lady! these look fantastic :) happy cinco! skype fiesta tonight! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  8. WOW! It looks great! So creative!! I always love your posts :)

    Feliz Cinco de Mayo! XOXO
    A Little Bit of This & That

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  9. Elementary? I think it looks amazing! So much fun. This could also be fun to do with kids, older kids of course.

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  10. This is really amazing. Next year - i'm doing these.
    A Cat in Gloves

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  11. So fun! Going to school in South Texas with a large Hispanic population means that we actually got to make these decorations and have Cinco de Mayo celebrations in school. And then of course in college it took on a whole different meaning! Have a fun celebration!

    Ramblings of a Small Town Girl
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  12. Stopping by from Jillian's linkup. What a cute idea! Happy Cinco de Mayo! :)

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  13. Oooh, a tutorial! Nice job!! I love it.

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  14. Those are really fun! I made snowflakes this Christmas and put them up in our windows--it is harder to get fun shapes than it looks :)

    Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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  15. I think yours turned out very, very cute :)

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  16. Wow, I love this tutorial. I have used Papel Picado for so many of our fiestas in the past, but have always purchased them. It looks a little intimidating to make, but yours came out great!

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  17. What a wonderful DIY-I'll have to give this a try and surprise John tonight!

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  18. i am definitely trying this for my birthday party next month! you rock!!

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  19. this looks like fun! i'm just trying to think what I would do with it if I made one...or if I could use it in my classroom in some way...

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