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Host a fabulous fiesta: 6 easy DIY Cinco de Mayo decorations

Cinco de Mayo is the perfect excuse to indulge in frozen margaritas and a plate of tacos – not that we really need one. To make your gathering extra festive, we found some fun DIY decorations you easily can make by Monday.Geometric fiesta garlandSnip cool graphic patterns in pieces of tissue paper and string them on a length of twine to make this bright, modern garland from Oh Happy Day.Papel pi
Cinco de Mayo garland
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Cinco de Mayo is the perfect excuse to indulge in frozen margaritas and a plate of tacos – not that we really need one. To make your gathering extra festive, we found some fun DIY decorations you easily can make by Monday.

Geometric fiesta garland

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Snip cool graphic patterns in pieces of tissue paper and string them on a length of twine to make this bright, modern garland from Oh Happy Day.

Papel picado-style drink flags

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The Mexican folk art of papel picado inspired Cupcakes and Cutlery’s mini cut-paper flags for drink straws. 

Salsa-can planters

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Repurpose the tin cans from your salsa and bean dips as planters for succulents, like these from JL Designs.

Mini maracas

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Paper-mâché colorful squares of decorative paper onto tiny water balloons attached to cardboard handles and fill with dried beans to make these cute little maracas from Beauty All Around. 

Fringed table runner

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Add color and dimension to your table with this fringed table runner from Hank and Hunt, made of layers of tissue paper run through a sewing machine.

Gilded piñata

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Turn a traditional store-bought donkey piñata into a chic decoration with a coat of gold spray paint. Follow Studio DIY’s lead and dress him up by hot gluing on crepe paper flowers and a streamer tail.

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