Cinco do Mayo is just less than a week away now! Time to brighten up your house with pops of colour preferably hanging on the walls in every room.
Danae from Gather and Hunt posted a photo on her instagram of a long stream of fringe that looked just gorgeous on her patio. So gorgeous it inspired me to make a cinco do mayo version!
This twist on the traditional picado is super easy and brings a Mexican flair appropriate for the fifth of May.
Cotton ribbon works best. Instead of ribbon you can also use twill tape.
1 Cut table cloth into 9 inch wide rectangles, ensuring one of the long edge has the main fold for the entire tablecloth.
2 Cut the entire main fold. This will be the bottom of each picado fringe ‘flag’. Make sure the opposite end is folded.
3 Cut off the short end of the rectangle where you’ll find multiple folds. You should now have several 9 inch wide rectangles. Separate them then layer them on top of each other.
4 Cut half inch strips starting from the cut end to the top folded end, stopping about a half inch from the fold. Continue all the way down your rectangle. With your ribbon, mark 2 feet in from the end. This is where your first rectangle will be placed.
5 Place a piece of double sided tape right beside the fold line of your first rectangle.
6 Evenly place the ribbon on top of the tape.
7 Put another piece of double sided tape on your ribbon.
8 Carefully fold the picado rectangle over so the top is folded down and taped to the ribbon.
9 Repeat steps 5-8, leaving a 5-9 inch gap between each rectangle. Alternate colours and continue until you’ve reached your desired length.
10 Hang and celebrate cinco do mayo!
What are your cinco do mayo plans?