Custom Papel Picado Bunting

custom papel picado flag made to match the wedding invitation of our clientsOur custom papel picado bunting is handmade to order in Mexico by our amazing craftspeople. Place your custom papel picado order here. The bunting can be made with any flag designs and in a huge selection of tissue paper (or plastic) flag colours. Beautiful handmade fiesta decorations perfect any kind of event both indoors (tissue paper flags) or outdoors (plastic flags). These unique unforgettable event decorations will completely wow your guests!...and are often a huge talking point at any party as they are still very rare in Europe.

Custom papel picado flags can be used to decorate: weddings, large events, processions or festivals, they are a great marketing decoration for corporate events and are also perfect for smaller events like special birthdays or anniversaries. They are bound to make your event an unforgettable experience, because they are so unique and transform any venue instantly, as you can see from our clients' events photos here. And for example the image above is the tissue paper flag we designed based on our clients Ana & James' wedding invitation (which you can see in the bottom right-hand corner of the photo).

The best thing about custom papel picado bunting, is that it is 100% customisable! The designs of the flags can include any logo or imagery or design you want, they can be made in a huge selection of different colours, either in tissue paper for indoor events or plastic for outdoor events. 

Below is all the information you need about our custom papel picado bunting including; prices, shipping, production time, flag designs and how to place your order.

Contact us if you have any questions at all. We look forward to hearing about the event that you would like to decorate!


  • Under 500 metres (1,640ft) = £1.62/metre
  • 500 to 4,999 metres (1,640 - 16,400ft) = £0.91/metre
  • 5,000 metres and up (16,400ft+) = £0.76/metre
  • We do not charge VAT (as are under the VAT threshold)
  • Please note that you will be charged Import Tax by FedEx Customs via text message on receipt of your order. This will be approximately 10% of the total price of your papel picado.
  • Your papel picado garlands ship worldwide with FedEx Express from our Mexico studio. All shipments are tracked, insured and signed for on delivery.
  • Shipping is FREE for all orders over 1,000 metres (3,280ft). Orders smaller than this cost approx. £30-50 per order depending on the weight.
  • Delivery times: USA/Canada: 1-2 days, UK: 2-3 days, Europe: 3-4 days, Elsewhere: 4-6 days


  • Import tax is to be paid by you the customer.
  • Import tax it is free to the USA for orders under USD$800.
  • On average import tax is 20% of the invoice price.


  • Every 1,000 metres of papel picado takes 1-2 weeks to be made, depending on how many different flag designs you would like.
  • If you need papel picado for an urgent event, please message Aprylle with the information requested below in the How To Order section, and depending on our workload, we can make 1,000 metres in less than 1 week (plus the shipping times above). Aprylle will confirm what date you can receive them by.
  • Please order with as much notice as possible June - November as these are our busiest months.


  • All custom papel picado orders are made to your desired length(s), to fit the venue where they will be hung perfectly.
  • You can request as many different garland lengths as you need, for example 100 garlands of 5 metres/16.4ft long, and 200 garlands of 10m/32.8ft long etc.
  • Read our advice on deciding how much papel picado to order


  • You can either create your custom flag designs in PDF format, or we can create them for you. Please make your designs to either of the following two flag size measurements:
    • Large Flags: 48cm x 31cm / 19" x 12.25" (there are 18 flags per 10m/32.8ft of garland)
    • Medium Flags: 34cm x 22cm / 13.5" x 8.75" (there are 24 flags per 10m/32.8ft of garland)
  • Email us your PDF files and we will check them and may make slight alterations if necessary, to make them work properly as papel picado flags (we will however check any changes with you first).
  • View inspiration of our clients event photos to get inspired.



  • All our papel picado bunting is authentic and made in Mexico in the traditional method of cutting intricate designs out of the flags using a hammer and hundreds of differently shaped chisels.
  • By ordering this papel picado you are keeping these traditional Mexican craft techniques alive and are supporting the amazing artists who pride themselves on producing this magnificent art.


  • If you are ordering the papel picado for retail and therefore for resale, please let us know and we will package each garland individually in a cellophane bag.
  • For large events, the garlands will all be packed together, using as little plastic as possible. If you have events in various locations, just let us know and we can separate the order accordingly and label each separate bundle for you.


  • Aprylle will be in communication with you throughout the order process from design, purchase and production, to shipping and delivery.


Please email Aprylle at the following information:

  • Total length (e.g. 1,000metres)
  • Individual garland lengths (e.g. 100 x 10 metre garlands)
  • Flag design PDF attachments, or any files of logos or images you would like us to recreate as papel picado flag designs.
  • Colour selection from either of these colour selectors, including numbers & names (e.g. 44-Coral)
  • Colour order along garlands: Mixed, or a specific order
  • The date you need to receive the bunting by
  • Your shipping address and mobile number

Contact us if you have any questions at all. We look forward to hearing about the event that you would like to decorate!