2015 Fiesta Wreath Exhibition at Carver Cultural Community Center

Spare Parts Gallery Invite_Fiesta Wreaths


Fiesta Wreaths (April 7-May1, 2015) reflects the vibrant aesthetic of San Antonio’s celebration & tradition while confronting our city’s messy side. Wreaths exhibited are made from creatively reused & beautifully repurposed materials that challenges one’s perspective about what our community consumes then discards.

Spare Parts thanks the creative contribution of the following individuals & groups for making this exhibition possible: Eric Cavazos, Jackson Middle School, Longfellow Middle School, Maker Mama, Marshall High School & RVK Architects.

Proceeds from this exhibition will go directly towards the increase of Spare Parts educational programming in our schools where arts are in need.

For gallery hours and dates click here (free admission).

DIY Fiesta Wreath Cup Activity (see above image)

¡Fiesta Verde! Top Ten Eco-Friendly Fiesta Crafts by Maker Mama

Fiesta is here, are you ready? Hi, this is Amy from MakerMama.com, and I love this time of year in San Antonio. The piñatas, and papel picado, the music and parades, eleven days full of color and fun in our beautiful city. Earth Day is also this weekend, so Mary and I thought it would be a perfect time to share some eco-friendly Fiesta crafts to make the festivities even better. Here are my top ten Fiesta crafts using upcycled and recycled materials:

Diy Piñata and Papel Picado

1. Mini burro piñatas by Jordan of Oh Happy Day.  2. Reusable faux papel picados by Maker Mama

Fiesta Kids Crafts

3. Paper bark paintings via FamilyFun.  4. Bottlecap castanets via Education.com.

5. Clothespin and coffee filter dancer via Kaboose. 6. Recycled plastic pot sombrero via First Pallette.

Fiesta wreath, luminaries, embossed foil heart, soda can medal

7. Egg carton flower wreath by Homemade Serenity  8. Tin can luminaries by Karen via Design Sponge

9. Embossed foil hearts by The Crafty Chica  10. Aluminum can fiesta medal by Celia Garza via San Antonio Express-News

I hope you’ve found some inspiration in making your Fiesta celebration a little greener this year. Be sure to visit Spare Parts at Our Lady of the Lake University’s Best of the West Fiesta event this Sunday (Earth Day!) for more fun and crafty ideas.

See you next time!