DIY: Papel Picado Flags

A cute (and easy!) diy to create your very own papel picado flags – similar to the ones from this feature I posted this morning. Thanks so much to Posh Paperie for creating this for GWS!

diy papel picado

Supplies Needed:
various colors of tissue paper
red tape
paper for template

instructions to make a papel picado

1. Fold paper (for template) into 1/6’s (length-wise); once paper is in 1/2, fold in 1/3’s
2. Cut small shapes along the folded sides of the template
3. Open to see if you like the pattern, then lay template over the tissue paper (which should be folded in the exact same way the template is)

make your own paper flags

4. Cut the tissue in the same pattern as the template
5. Unfold…and repeat in like manner for other colors of tissue

instructions for papel picado

6. Lay ribbon out and place adhesive on it leaving plenty of room on each side to be able to tie the banner up
7. Place tissue flags on the ribbon to line up like a banner
8. Adhere another ribbon the the front side of the banner…smooth to create a banner

make your own paper picado

And you have your own papel picado flags – perfect for a backyard wedding! :)

If you aren’t really crafy – or maybe are looking for some papel picado that is a bit more detailed, check out these resources: Reign Trading and Ay Mujeur on etsy