skill share : papel picado
It's a family tradition that we all bring home a skill to teach for the winter holiday (which goes by the name "Winter Lights" in our house, that's another story for later). Anyhow, I found this post on Etsy by the amazing paper cutter Yreina from the Etsy shop, Ay Mujer! and instructed my family of six in how to make their own papel picado ("perforated paper") banners.
The instructions were pretty simple and although there were a few painstaking moments in the cutting process, we were all thrilled with the results. The most festive decoration there is!
Follow the instructions here: http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2011/how-tuesday-papel-picado/