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Cristina Riches aka Bird, is the founder of BirdsParty.com. She's also a creative mom of two, published author, graphic designer, freelance photographer, magazine editor and unconditional party lover. Her party ideas and photos have been featured on numerous publications such as Forbes.com, CNN Entertainment, Parenting Magazine, Celebrate Magazine, All You Magazine, Elle Decor and MarthaStewart.com. She also regularly creates content for brands such as PBS Parents, HGTV, Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Pillsbury, PayPal, Mars, Hellmann's, Cultura France and Danone to name a few. 

DIY Hair Accessory for Cinco de Mayo


TUTORIAL: Mexican Senorita DIY Hair Accessory for your Cinco de Mayo Celebrations - BirdsParty.com

Following on from yesterday's Mexican Fiesta Party post, I thought I'd post a quick tutorial on the colorful senorita hair piece I created for the party shoot.

These are so easy and quick to make and can be made in advance of your party and handed out as party favors or used to embellish and decorate party tables, favor bags, as brooches, to decorate candy jars, sombreros. 

Cinco de Mayo is the obvious occasion, but they are also great for Halloween costumes or just because ;)

OR they are also a fun party craft activity to get your guests involved with - Just ensure an adult handles the needle and hot glue-gun of course.

DIY Hair Accessory for Cinco de Mayo 

Materials needed:

* Scraps of felt in bright colors
* 2” Wide Satin Ribbon - Length depends on how big you want the flower
* Scraps of ribbon
* Colorful feathers
* Hot glue
* Scissors
* Needle & Thread
* Metal hair clip or pin (for a brooch)


TUTORIAL: Mexican Senorita DIY Hair Accessory for your Cinco de Mayo Celebrations - BirdsParty.com

How to:

1. Gather your materials

2. Cast a running stitch along one edge Of the 2” ribbon

3. Secure stitch and pull gently but firmly to ruffle the ribbon

4. Hot glue scraps of ribbon and feathers to a round piece of felt about 3” in diameter - This is what I used  but you can increase or decrease the size to get smaller or larger flowers

5. Twist and hot glue the 2” ruffled Ribbon onto the felt circle, starting from the center and working your way around and outwards to form a flower, gluing as you turn

6. Hot glue a pin or metal clip to the back of the felt piece as shown



TUTORIAL: Mexican Senorita DIY Hair Accessory for your Cinco de Mayo Celebrations - BirdsParty.com

For the complete printable Mexican Fiesta Party collection, which includes invites, cupcake topper pinatas, chilies, maracas, banner, party favor labels and much more, head over here! :)

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3 comments:

  1. That is really pretty and so much FUN! I just love your projects! Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

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