Cinco de Mayo DIY Fringe Cups


By: Lindi Haws of Love The Day

Hi, friends! It's Lindi from Love The Day, and I'm back with a fun DIY idea to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! I’m not going to lie, I’ve never really understood what Cinco de Mayo was all about. Every year I find myself googling, “why do we celebrate Cinco de Mayo” and find this definition on Wikipedia:

“Cinco de Mayo - Spanish for ‘Fifth of May’ is a celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza. In the United States, Cinco de Mayo has taken on a significance beyond that in Mexico. In the U.S. the date has become associated with the celebration of Mexican-American culture. In Mexico, the commemoration of the battle continues to be mostly ceremonial, such as through military parades. In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is sometimes mistaken to be Mexico's Independence Day—the most important national holiday in Mexico—which is celebrated on September 16, commemorating the Cry of Dolores that initiated the war of Mexican independence from Spain.” 


That’s good enough for me to celebrate the day with chips, salsa and lots of guacamole! This year I’ve been trying out horchata recipes to add to our Cinco de Mayo menu. While my horchata still needs a lot of work, I have found a perfect way to spruce up our cups for the holiday. These DIY fringe cups look just perfect on Chinet® Cut Crystal® 14oz. cups and are super easy to make! The clear design of the cups allows for your Cinco de Mayo design to stand out, and for you to experiment with different color combinations. See how to do it below!


What You Will Need:

  • Chinet Cut Crystal 14oz. cups
  • Red streamers
  • Orange streamers
  • Green streamers
  • Light blue streamers
  • Yellow streamers
  • Ribbon
  • Scotch tape
  • Scissors



1. Cut two strips out of the red streamer and tape together.

2. Cut two strips of orange streamers, overlap them on top of each other and tape them on top of the red streamers. Make just smaller than the red streamers.

3. Cut two strips of green streamers, overlap them on top of each other and tape them on top of the orange streamers. Make just smaller than the orange streamers.

4. Cut two strips of light blue streamers, overlap them on top of each other and tape them on top of the green streamers. Make just smaller than the green streamers.

5. Cut one strip of the yellow streamer and tape on top of the light blue streamers.

6. Cut slits into both sides of the streamer, leaving the middle intact.

7. Tape the layered streamers around the cup.

8. Tape a piece of ribbon around the layered streamer. 


Even though Chinet Cut Crystal cups are disposable, you won’t want to throw these beautiful cups away. Place a festive straw in your DIY fringe cup, add your horchata and enjoy at your own fiesta! 


How are you celebrating Cinco de Mayo? We'd love to hear your plans. Share your entertaining ideas and tips using #MyChinetParty on Facebook, Instagram and Twtitter. And for more ideas from Lindi, check out her blog, Love The Day, and these posts on

Lindi Haws is the founder of Love The Day. There is nothing Lindi loves more than finding unique and creative ways to celebrate the most important days in life. From printable products to creative DIY decor, Lindi creates ways to make parties memorable so others can love the day.