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Cinco de Mayo/Mexican Fiesta Chili Pepper Pom

Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner – hope you are having a little Mexican Fiesta to celebrate! I talked a friend into having a celebration this year promising to help with the decorations! After searching the stores (and not being overly impressed with the decorations) I came up with this Hot Chili Pepper Pom! I thought it turned out kind of cute and plan to hang them from the ceiling. I’ve included step by step instructions on how to make this Chili Pepper Party Pom decoration for Cinco de Mayo or a Mexican Fiesta!

Now you are ready to decorate for the Mexican Fiesta! Along with the decorations, you will need an awesome Margarita! Not just any margarita but a Moscow Mule Margarita…sooo good! Plus you will find many tasty Mexican food recipes here and other tasty Cinco de Mayo recipes!

Mexican Fiesta Chili Pepper Pom

Chili Pepper Party Pom for Cinco de Mayo or a Mexican Fiesta! So cute and cheap to make using tissue paper! | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

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SUPPLIES:

 Beading Wire Any Color |  Green Tissue Paper  | Red Tissue Paper

This is easy! Tissue paper can be found in so many place and often only cost a dollar each. You should be able to get two Chili Pepper Poms out of a pack of red. Only one pack of green is needed to make multiple pom poms.

Chili Pepper Party Pom for Cinco de Mayo or a Mexican Fiesta! So cute and cheap to make using tissue paper! | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

I cut the red tissue paper into squares about 4-5 sheets at each size. Stack and cut each size at one time. I started with 9″ squares reducing the size by about an 1/2″ until I reached 4″ squares. Six sizes in all to create one pom. Nothing was exact…I didn’t measure a thing!

Chili Pepper Party Pom for Cinco de Mayo or a Mexican Fiesta! So cute and cheap to make using tissue paper! | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Cut a long piece of wire and fold it in half. Accordion fold each size and round the ends on both sides. Starting with the smallest, wrapped the wire around the folded tissue. Twist the wire between each size of tissue about 3/4″ for the smaller squares and 1″ between the larger squares. I love how the wire naturally started to curve like a chile pepper!

Chili Pepper Party Pom for Cinco de Mayo or a Mexican Fiesta! So cute and cheap to make using tissue paper! | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Chili Pepper Party Pom for Cinco de Mayo or a Mexican Fiesta! So cute and cheap to make using tissue paper! | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Gently fluff your pom starting at the bottom, filling in the spaces created by the wire.

Chili Pepper Party Pom for Cinco de Mayo or a Mexican Fiesta! So cute and cheap to make using tissue paper! | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Chili Pepper Party Pom for Cinco de Mayo or a Mexican Fiesta! So cute and cheap to make using tissue paper! | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

To finish off the chili pepper pom, accordion fold the green tissue paper to create the top. Instead of rounding the ends, I made about 3″ cuts, down the folded sides, to give the tissue a “spiky” look! Attach with no large space in the wire.

Make a Chili Pepper Party Pom decoration for Cinco De May or a Mexican Fiesta - Oh My! Creative

Fluff and separate the green tissue! You are done!

Chili Pepper Party Pom for Cinco de Mayo or a Mexican Fiesta! So cute and cheap to make using tissue paper! | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Chili Pepper Party Pom for Cinco de Mayo or a Mexican Fiesta! So cute and cheap to make using tissue paper! | OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

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Hi, I’m Susan! Thanks for stopping by Oh My! Creative. I like to have fun, make fun things…you know, create stuff! I love DIY, decorating and design and like any girl…shopping and lunch!
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20 Comments

  1. I tried this tonight and it turned out great for my daughter’s mexican birthday party! Thanks so much for sharing!!

    1. I am so glad that they turned out for your party. I always worry that my creations only work for me!

    1. · this post makes me want to celebrate birthdays everyday, which i guess really means celebrate Life everyday. happiest of birthday wishes to your brother who sounds just so swell!

  2. I am from San Antonio and our huge two week FIESTA celebration begins today!! I am going to pass this around…thanks so much for sharing!! We also celebrate Cinco de Mayo in a big way…but Fiesta is an event which began over 100 years ago and is bigger than Mardi Gras. Please stop by and say hello!!

  3. I made one of these tonight as a test for our Cinco de Mayo celebration and it turned out WAY better than I expected! Truly turns out just like the picture.

    Fluffing the pom was difficult for me due to MS, but I still got the fluffing done and the peppers look awesome.

    Thank you for sharing this tutorial.

    1. Yay Kessa! I am so glad you were able to make them! They are so festive! Hope your celebration will be a big success!

      Susan

  4. My Mexican girlfriends find it really funny Americans commemorate Cinco de Mayo, a day that means absolutely NOTHING to Mexicans!

  5. Thank you so much for sharing this. I made these for the Chili Cook-off here at work and they turned out great and so easy!!

  6. This is so cute! We almost always have one Mexican-theme party or get-together every year so this would be perfect for it! Thanks so much for linking up with us in the Best of the Blogosphere Link-Up! Hope to see you again tomorrow!

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