Monday, February 28, 2011

Papel Picado Fiesta Flags




I'm a big believer in flags, bunting, and/or signage to really liven a space at a party. For my lovely friend Anja's Mexican inspired birthday brunch I made Papel Picado. The term Papel Picado translates to "punched paper" and Papel picado also describes the traditional folk art used in Mexico to decorate altars, tables, ceilings and plazas during festivals. Papel picado artists use hammer and chisel to punch designs out of stacks of up to forty layers of tissue at a time. 

For a much simpler version, I created the flag design in Illustrator on my computer and printed the flags out in different colors. I cut the border out with scissors - still quite meticulous! - and then folded the top of the paper over and secured it with tape to some twine to hang. I think the end result gives the look and feel, without all the hard work!

Here is a link to download the birthday Papel Picado flag (pictured above) I created to print out for your next fiesta!
https://www.yousendit.com/download/T2pIYURKMGt6RSt4dnc9PQ

34 comments:

  1. Post a comment if you are interested in downloading the flags - the original link has expired - i would be happy to repost it!

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  2. i really love diy... and your blogs so full of it!!...

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    http://dtrh-stateofmind.blogspot.com/

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  3. I would love the download ~ Thank you
    We are doing a BIG 40th Fiesta Birthday event. This would be great in all kinds of colors. Thank you
    812.new@gmail.com
    Erica from California : )

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  4. Any chance I could still get a copy of this template? My son was born on Cinco de Mayo...so you can guess his 1st bday theme :) Thank YOU! texasx00@yahoo.com - Monica

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  5. I'd love to download this - can you repost please?

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  6. I have reposted the file (a PDF) to this link: https://www.yousendit.com/download/TEhXQ3Q1bWdWRDl2Zk1UQw

    It will be up for a week - or email me whenever and I can send it to you!

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  7. I'm throwing a loteria theme birthday party and would love to use these if you still have the file... gara699@sulross.edu

    Thanks a bunch!!

    -Lily

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  8. i'm throwing a surprise bday for my sister and would love to use these. brincon75@gmail.com

    Thank you!

    -blanca

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  9. hi! Do you still have the file I could use? please send to TheSolano at gmail.com

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  10. hi! Do you still have the file I could use? please send to TheSolano at gmail.com

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  11. Hi, if you still have the file, I would love it as well. t_arthur_80 at yahoo.com

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  12. I would love the file as well. Thank you for being so kind and sharing the files. Blhaywood@gmail.com

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  13. Hi! I would like to use your template for the birthday of a friend...
    Could you send me the file, please
    elisabetta@gmx.net

    thank you and have a nice week end
    betta

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  14. I would like this template for my daughter's birthday party. Will you please send it to:

    frugaljulia AT gmail DOT com

    Thanks!

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  16. I would also love this template...please email to narvaez_hernandez@yahoo.com..Thanks

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  17. I would also love this template...please email to narvaez_hernandez@yahoo.com..Thanks

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  18. Could you please send me this template as well? kzhou.dzhu@gmail.com. Thanks so much!

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  19. I would love this template for my husband's birthday party. thatkathryngirl AT gmail DOT com

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  20. Hi! I would like to use your template for my daughter's birthday party

    Could you send me the file, please
    ecantutx@yahoo.com

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  21. Hi! I would like to use your template for my daughter's birthday party

    Could you send me the file, please
    ecantutx@yahoo.com

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  22. HI!! im a spanish teacher and i would LOOOOVe to have this banner in my class would you kindly email me this link mimvillarreal@gmail.com thank you!!!!

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  23. HI!! im a spanish teacher and i would LOOOOVe to have this banner in my class would you kindly email me this link mimvillarreal@gmail.com thank you!!!!

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  24. Hello, thank you for sharing this cute file! I am using it for a friend's birthday. Can you email it to me at purplebora@hotmail.com THANK YOU!

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  25. Hello, would love to use your template for my 30th birthday party. Can you email me the link to jessrk2002@gmail.com. Thank you!

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  26. It looks amazing ! This is exactly what I have been looking for .My boy's first fiesta is coming up and in would love to make this for his party. Could you please share it with me. alanis.sujey@gmail.com
    Thank you !!! :)

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  27. Hi, I would love to use this for my sister's 40th birthday fiesta in a couple of weeks! Will you please sent it to dana_loves_LSU@yahoo.com? Thanks so much!

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  28. I am planning my daughter's 1st birthday party and would love this template! Please email to nancyprancer7@hotmail.com

    Thank you!

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  29. I would love to have this template! Thanks! susansecord1@gmail.com

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  30. I would love to have this template! Thanks! susansecord1@gmail.com

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  31. could i please get a link of this template please! It's fabulous!

    anockai@gmail.com

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  32. Hi, I'm having my 40th bday can you please share the link to template?
    I love it! THANKS!! claudiaacisneros@yahoo.com

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  33. Hi! Could I get the template please? ymerino@gmail.com

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  34. Hi, could i get the template please? jaimiecoloma@gmail.com

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