Here I am again with some Cinco de Mayo decor that I did for the little fiesta Matt and I had last night. I just love this holiday. I could eat Mexican food 5 days a week, so needless to say...when it nears each year, I start to get giddy. Not that I need an excuse to gorge in the amazingness that this culture brings to the table, but at least everyone around me joins in.
My friend Jackie from Ten:Thirteen Design (remember her?) posted this 100 Layer Cake Blog Tutorial on the StrungByColor Facebook page last week and I pretty much copied its every move.
Tissue Paper (variety of colors)
Thin Wire or String
#1: Layer your colors in the order you'd like them to appear for the flower. I used 2-3 sheets of the middle color, then 3 each of the other two colors.
#2. Accordion fold the stack.
#3: Wire or string the middle and secure tightly.
#4: Begin by scrunching the first color - almost like you're wadding it up in a ball. Scrunch + Smooch and repeat.
#5: Continue this with the other colors until your flower's paper is all crinkled.
I clustered a few together for one corner of the front porch window and secured on with heavy packing tape. For the small one, once I had accordion-folded, I just cut the strip in half to make two. I plan to keep them up there for the Spring + Summer because they're just so darn colorful and fun!
Here is another fun, colorful DIY decor item that's cheap, quick and easy: Fringey Streamers from oh happy day!