One of the reasons I started making Latin-inspired crafts was to counteract the goofy Mexican-themed projects out there. I swear if I see another clay sombrero guy climbing in a tequila shot glass – I will cry!
I’m not about the Haterade, instead, let’s think of some nice alternatives! Like the traditional tissue paper flower. They are bright, cheery and super easy to make!
“OK, I am the Crafty Chica, I HAVE to do make my flowers different than Martha’s!” I thought.
After I cut the squares of tissue, I stamped them! High-five, por favor! I wish I had silver or gold ink, but black worked nicely as an alternative. I think these are stunning. There are very Carrie Bradshaw-goes-south-of-the-border. A contemporary spin on the tradition!
Here is how you make them:
1. Cut 8 pieces of assorted party tissue in squares, about 6″. Cut 4 squares that are 3″ square. If you want to stamp the tissue, do that now.
2. Stack them, and set the smaller set in the center. Accordion fold the stack.
3. Snip little notches on each side in the center.
4. Use a piece of pipe cleaner to wrap around the notches to secure the flower.
5. Carefully separate the sheets, and fluff them as you go.
6. Dab white craft glue and sprinkle matching (or translucent) micro glitter.
7. Turn over and hot glue pinback.
If you are having a Cinco party, or going out to a fiesta, or maybe attending a friend’s party – make these and hand them out. Your friends will love you for it!Love & light,