Cinco De Mayo is coming up in a week. It is such a great day to celebrate and learn about Mexican heritage and traditions. Cinco de Mayo, also known as the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates when the Mexican army (on May 5th) in 1862 triumphed over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. I whipped up a felt fiesta garland to share with you today. I think it is super cute for a Cinco de Mayo decoration but this felt fiesta garland works for any fiesta! This is such a perfect project for kids or beginner crafters because the Felt Glue from Beacon Adhesives is so easy to work with. It comes out like a charm and holds the felt together with a strong bond. It works for the trims too! This post is sponsored by Beacon Adhesives but the ideas are my own.
Okay, let’s make one. You will need the following materials and supplies to make the garland.
- 2 each of the following colors of Kunin Felt for the base pieces of your garland -Red, Yellow, Orange and Purple (4 1/2 x 6 inch rectangles)
- Kunin Felt scraps to decorate the pieces in a variety of colors
- Buttons and Trims for decorating. My trims are from Expo International
- Beacon Felt Glue
- Twine or Ribbon (30 inches long)
Glue the same colored rectangles together across the tops using the Beacon Felt Glue.
Cut out felt scraps to make things that fit the theme for your fiesta garland. I created a taco, avocado, sombrero and pepper.
For those of you who prefer a pattern, here is a FREE one you can download for the base part of each of these decorations.
Glue the felt pieces to the rectangles.
Add trims. The Beacon Felt Glue works great for this too!
Let it dry completely. Hang each rectangle over the twine/ribbon to create your garland. Ta Da!
You can use this garland to celebrate at any summertime fiesta. If you want it to be longer, easy peasy. Just make more rectangles and decorate away.
Cheers for Celebrating All the Things,
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