How To Hang Papel Picado

To hang your papel picado, first decide which Papel Picado Hanging Style you are going for. Then...take your first garland out of the packaging very carefully, making sure you don't let any sellotape on the packaging touch the tissue paper flags.

We recommend hanging them in parallel rows across the width, with 1 metre between each row.

Wrap the string at one end of the garland twice around a piece of strong clear sellotape or a command strip, and stick in position on a wall/a beam/a curtain rail etc, or tie the string to a tack nailed into the wall/a beam/a tree etc. Now do the same at the other end of the garland. You can always stick up a few garlands lightly with sellotape to check how they look before hanging/tacking them all up.

If your garlands are too long or too short for your venue - no problem! ;) - you can easily make the perfect garland lengths for your venue with whatever length garlands you have bought:

To make a garland longer:

Tie the garlands together at each end with a tight knot and cut off the extra strings from the knot, no one will ever notice the join.

To make a garland shorter:

Measure the garland to the length you want to cut it down to, then at that point along the string, carefully rip off the flag in that location. Leave 20cm at the end of the garland for tying, then cut the string there. You can start a new garland with the remaining garland that you cut off, and if it's too short tie it onto the end of the next garland. And repeat!

Need Help Hanging Your Papel Picado?

If you have any questions at all while hanging up your papel picado please send Aprylle a WhatsApp to 00 52 33 1344 2593 or an email to and she will happily advise you.