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.
Cut table cloth into 9 inch wide rectangles, ensuring one of the long edge has the main fold for the entire tablecloth.
Cut the entire main fold. This will be the bottom of each picado fringe ‘flag’. Make sure the opposite end is folded.
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.
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.
Place a piece of double sided tape right beside the fold line of your first rectangle.
Evenly place the ribbon on top of the tape.
Put another piece of double sided tape on your ribbon.
Carefully fold the picado rectangle over so the top is folded down and taped to the ribbon.
Repeat steps 5-8, leaving a 5-9 inch gap between each rectangle. Alternate colours and continue until you’ve reached your desired length.
Hang and celebrate cinco do mayo!
I really like how this looks against walls and especially outside. Because it’s plastic (and therefore waterproof for those unexpected drizzles) it would be perfect for a cinco do mayo barbeque.
I’ll be heading up island on a mini girl’s road trip.
What are your cinco do mayo plans?