And what is this Papel Picado I speak of, you ask? Papel picado is a beautiful Mexican folk art tradition of cutting elaborate designs into colorful tissue paper; it basically means 'perforated paper'. Using a small hammer and chisel an artist can create as many as 50 banners at a time, but there are plenty of ideas for a DIY bride armed with a pair of scissors.
So first, I will provide you with a bit of inspiration . . . and then a simple little tutorial will be heading your way soon . . . so that you can create your own strand of beautiful folk art . . . perfect to string a-top your mantel for the upcoming holiday or to hang above your homemade margarita bar. Take a look . . .
In all of it's authentic splendor . . .
Invitations to die for . . .
And how about this for a rehearsal dinner? A Rehearsal Fiesta!!!!
Crazy for cakes . . .
Seating cards . . .
Love this handheld bunting . . .
Feeling the love . . .
A night to remember . . .
Don't you just love all of that gorgeous color? And now I am totally stuck on the idea of a Rehearsal Fiesta complete with everyone's favorite Mexican food and free-flowing margaritas. Although, convincing your guests to hit the hay before dawn so they aren't falling asleep at the wedding might be whole new challenge entirely:)