Celebrate Cinco De Mayo!

by Natalie Wright | Apr 28, 2014

Guess what, guys?! May 5th is kind of a big deal. Yup, it’s my birthday. Well okay, it’s Cinco De Mayo, too, but that’s a fabulous combination, don’t you think? Since I tend to throw my own birthday parties every year (don’t feel bad, I kind of love it), I thought I would actually make something that I could use again and again every year. With just a little white vinyl and a few sheets of neon paper (yay neon!) you can make this festive sign and banner in just an hour or two.

Ready to get started? Let’s do this.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Cricut Explore™ machine

Cricut Design Space™ software

12"x12" StandardGrip Cricut® cutting mat

Cricut® Transfer Tape

Cricut® Vinyl in White

Cricut® Antiquity Pen in Midnight

½ yd of both green and yellow neon ribbon

Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Chalkboard (mine is 18" x 36" inches)

 12" x 12" cardstock  in neon orange

12" x 12" cardstock  in neon green

12" x 12" cardstock  in neon yellow

(You will need about two sheets of each color of cardstock, depending on how long you want to make your banners.)


Let’s make the chalkboard sign first. All you need to do is click HERE to find view the project in Cricut Design Space. Then just load your Cricut® Vinyl in White and cut the text with your Cricut Explore™ machine. Next, use your Cricut® Transfer Tape to adhere your lettering to your chalkboard. So easy!

To make the piñata banner, load your Cricut® Antiquity Pen in Midnight and use your Cricut Explore™ machine to cut and write the itty bitty piñatas from the neon paper. Cut and write one full sheet of piñatas in each of your three colors.  After removing the piñatas from your mat, use your hot glue gun to adhere them to your ribbon, spacing them about one inch apart.

To make the sombrero banner, just do the same thing! When your banners are finished, use a tiny dab of hot glue to adhere them to your chalkboard.

That’s it—so fun and so festive! Hope you have a wonderful Cinco De Mayo, and if it’s your birthday, too, Feliz Cumplianos to you!






  1. 1 Kathy McCallum 05 May
    Hope you're having agreat day! It was my grandmother's birthday, too. (But she was long before cinco de mayo!) Enjoy!
  2. 2 Renee Zimmerman 05 May
    Happy Birthday Natalie!!!!