Get Ready for Cinco de Mayo!

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By Craft Trends Contributor, Gillian from the blog Dried Figs and Wooden Spools. Check out our Craft Trends board on Pinterest!

After the long (long, LOOONGGG) winter that just about everyone has had this year, spring couldn’t be more welcome. And what better way to celebrate the return of the warmth (and we deserve some warmth after this winter!) than to bring in the bright colors of Cinco de Mayo? You can’t help but smile with all the colors and flowers of Cinco de Mayo and it’s the perfect opportunity for some colorful crafting! Maybe you’re planning a big bash for the day, or perhaps it’s just a good reason to bring out the bright and cheerful, either way, here are some of our favorite Cinco de Mayo projects!

Geometric Cinco de Mayo Garland - Oh Happy Day

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta GarlandOh Happy Day

It can’t be Cinco de Mayo without tissue paper bunting! I think this is the first craft I ever did for Cinco de Mayo, back when I was a little girl and I always think of these as the quintessential Cinco de Mayo decorations. And bonus! It’s a great craft to do with kids!

Homemade Castanets -


On top of colorful decorations, Cinco de Mayo is also about music! These fun DIY castanets are a great way to bring a little music into your house for the day. A great craft for the kids, these are as fun to make as they are to play with!

Rosette Garland - The Thrifty Crafter

Rosette GarlandThe Thrifty Crafter

Spring always means flowers to me so I love this bright tissue flower garland! This would look equally cute as a shower of flowers over a door opening or hanging from a chandelier, don’t you think?

Mini Pinatas - One Charming Party

Mini PinatasOne Charming Party

And what’s Cinco de Mayo without a pinata? This cute DIY mini pinata is just the thing for this Cinco de Mayo. Make one or make a dozen, the kids (and the grownups) will love them!

What are you planning for Cinco de Mayo this year? Any fun crafts? Send us photos, we’d love to see them! And check out these and other Cinco de Mayo crafts on our Craft Trends Pinboard!

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About Gillian

Gillian Grimm lives in Charlottesville, Virginia where she balances writing, cooking and crafts with eight chickens, two kids, a dog, a cat and a husband. As the daughter of a Journalist, she grew up all over the United States, switching schools, towns and newspapers every few years and loved every minute of it! She now works as a freelance writer, primarily in the craft industry but with a few forays into travel writing, narrative non-fiction and educational matters. Gillian was recently published in the literary journal the “The Northville Review”. You can find more of Gillian’s work at “Dried Figs and Wooden Spools”.

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