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Fiesta in a Flash: Cinco de Mayo Clip Art

Our colorful clip art makes it easy to throw a Cinco de Mayo celebration. All it takes is just a few clicks and some basic supplies. We created four patterns inspired by the floral designs on traditional Mexican embroidered blouses and dresses. Use them as suggested here, or come up with other ways to decorate with them, even after the holiday—the lively designs are great for any summertime get-together.

Photography by: Aaron Dyer
Try all three patterns on a group of candleholders in different sizes.

1. Candle Covers

Transform candleholders into party lights. Print our clip art on vellum. Then cut the paper to fit the height of the candleholder. Wrap the paper around the holder, and secure it with double-sided tape.


Get the small candle cover clip art.
Get the large candle cover clip art.

Photography by: Aaron Dyer

2. Coasters

Make a sweet set of colorful— and moisture-resistant— coasters. First, print the clip art on heavyweight paper. Then cut out the circles. Apply découpage glue to the back of the paper and adhere the circles to the coasters. Let them dry for two hours, then brush the glue over the tops and edges of the coasters. Let them dry again. Apply a second coat, and let that dry completely as well.


Get the coasters clip art.


Cork coasters, $8 for 8,
Durable découpage glue, by Martha Stewart Crafts, in Matte, $10 for 8 oz.,

Photography by: Aaron Dyer

3. Place Mats

Welcome guests to the table with paper place mats. Just print the patterned clip art on 11-by-17-inch heavyweight paper, trim, and you’re all set.


Get the place mats clip art.

Photography by: Aaron Dyer
Try the adhesive patterns on other surfaces, too.

4. Silverware Caddies

Metal buckets with adhesive floral decals can hold cutlery, napkins, and more. Print the clip art onto 8½-by-11-inch clear adhesive sheets, cut around the designs, and adhere them to the buckets.


Get the bucket decal clip art.


Adhesive computer film, by Grafix, $12 for 6,
Tin pails, $3 each,