Saturday, July 17, 2010

Papel Picado

I promised a few weeks ago that I would photograph the actual paper cut made for the save the dates. Here it is!  
Below is an informative video on how papel picado is traditionally made.  I only made one! So I just used an xacto knife. It would have been fabulous if I had made them like the artist in the video. Each person could have had their own little papel picado banner! It's one of the crafts that I fell in love with as a kid when we lived in Mexico City.


  1. Excellent post. Why not attempt with chisels?

  2. thats great! i'm wondering though how you used it for save the dates if you only made one?

  3. hi holli,

    i have an earlier post showing the final save the dates. I scanned them. And colored them in photoshop. Then printed them!

    Here's the post: