It’s the time of the year again for some Cinco de Mayo crafts! This year, however, is unique because of the Covid-19 situation we are facing. But the pandemic can’t stop us from having our fix of tacos and tequila, right?
We can still celebrate and let the Cinco de Mayo fever take over! We just have to observe some health and safety guidelines. But even so, I’m sure we’ll still make happy memories of Cinco de Mayo!
Of course, the family can still go out to the garden to have some Mexican fun. To help you prepare, here are some Cinco de Mayo crafts you can do to achieve a festive feel in your home garden.
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Cinco de Mayo Crafts for a Mexican Garden Party
1. DIY Talavera Plant Pots
These Cinco de Mayo crafts originated from the City of Puebla in Mexico. Incidentally, this is the birthplace of the festive May 5th celebration.
Instead of the expensive ceramics, you can use terra-cotta pots and as many paints as possible.
2. Frida ‘Kahlovera’ Tin Can Planter
When you think of Mexican influences, Frida Kahlo would surely cross your mind! Her sugar skull version will add vibrant colors to your garden. For flowers that would go well with this planter, try marigold and dahlias.
3. DIY Mexican Piñata Planters
Piñatas are strongly identified as Mexican crafts. Using complementary hues, you can make eye-popping artistry out of crepe papers. The piñata-inspired planters are perfect table decor for your celebration.
4. Cactus-Painted Stones
A garden icon that represents Mexican landscape well is the cactus. These Cinco de Mayo pots can add green areas in your balcony or porch.
If you’re not a fan of its thorns, you can paint them on stones instead.
5. Terra-Cotta Sombrero
For this Cinco de Mayo craft, use small terra-cotta pots and saucers, together with as many paint colors as you want. Use them as centerpieces for your dinner table.
6. Ojo de Dios
Translated as “eye of God,” this handmade craft is usually made of yarns. The Mexican version of a dreamcatcher, Ojo de Dios, is perfect for hanging planters.
Be creative with the colors and designs. You can even teach your kids to do it with you.
7. Mexican Tile Planters
Who doesn’t go gaga over the vivid colors and the cheerful design of Mexican tiles? They make great elements to add to Cinco de Mayo planters.
8. Mariachi Plant Statues
Plant statues are becoming popular in suburban gardens nowadays. Make your version a depiction of the famous mariachi band to make it extra special.
9. Hanging Frida Planters
Everyone who visits your home will feel welcomed with these hanging planters. Oh Frida, you are truly a Mexican icon!
10. El Pato Can Planters
Nothing says Mexican more than the ‘El Pato’ tomato sauce. It has the right spice that goes well with Mexican dishes. But that’s not all there is to it. The brightly colored cans will make good containers for your plants as well.
11. Mexican Fairy Garden
Are you dreaming of a relaxing afternoon siesta in Mexico? Make it a reality with this Mexican-themed fairy garden. Complete the scene with some cacti and terra-cotta walkways.
12. Pompom Trim Planter
One of the most versatile Cinco de Mayo crafts is the pom-pom garland. Dress up your succulent and plant pots with these rainbow tassels to make them stand out.
13. Dahlia Pinnata
If you wanna go all out, plant Mexico’s national flower, dahlia pinnata! This two-toned flower will set the mood for the festival in your garden.
Watch Rust-Oleum demonstrate how to make hanging cacti planters for Cinco de Mayo:
Though Cinco de Mayo originated from Mexico, we have been able to make it truly an inclusive holiday. Over time, it has become a symbol of family, diversity, and fellowship.
This year, we might have to stay at home and celebrate it with fewer people. With the Cinco de Mayo crafts we enumerated above, you can still make the celebration brilliant and exciting! Now get the fiesta started!
Salud Amigos y Amigas!
How are you celebrating Cinco de Mayo this year? Let us know in the comment section below.
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