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Project

Paper Fans

Flutter fans were common giveaways in bygone years. Bring them back with this favor.

Materials

  • Paper Fan Templates
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Decorative paper
  • Card stock
  • Craft glue
  • Hole punch
  • Paper fastener

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Choose a template and enlarge 250 percent. Trace and cut as directed in step two. Glue one piece of decorative paper to one side of the pieces of card stock, using craft glue. (Spread the glue thinly with a scrap of card stock.) Once the glue has dried, punch a hole in each piece. Stack the pieces, and slip a paper fastener through to join them.

  2. Step 2

    For a wedge-shaped fan, trace template A twice onto both card stock and a decorative paper, then trace template B once each onto card stock and decorative paper with a different pattern. For a diamond-shaped fan, trace template C five times onto both card stock and papers. For a heart-shaped fan, trace template D three times onto both card stock and papers.

Source
Martha Stewart Weddings, March/April Spring 2002

Reviews (20)

  • CecileFrance 22 May, 2009

    What a very good idea !
    I'm going to use it for the summer's outside parties.
    Thanks

  • CecileFrance 22 May, 2009

    What a very good idea !
    I'm going to use it for the summer's outside parties.
    Thanks

  • FutureMrsBakewell 21 May, 2009

    I made fans for my programs and I got the sticks from Daisy Days - they're perfect

  • FutureMrsBakewell 21 May, 2009

    I made fans for my programs and I got the sticks from Daisy Days - they're perfect

  • lisagirl24 21 May, 2009

    I like the fan with the stick as well. Any one know where that template is???

  • lisagirl24 21 May, 2009

    I like the fan with the stick as well. Any one know where that template is???

  • CaraMiaRusso 21 May, 2009

    You can find decorative papers like that at www.paper-source.com or in the store, the challenge will be finding the right paper weight though.

  • CaraMiaRusso 21 May, 2009

    You can find decorative papers like that at www.paper-source.com or in the store, the challenge will be finding the right paper weight though.

  • jschlapfer 21 May, 2009

    One fan showed a stick. Where do you find the stick?

  • jschlapfer 21 May, 2009

    One fan showed a stick. Where do you find the stick?

  • bethrogers1983 22 Aug, 2008

    What about those papers? Anyone know where to get those decorative papers?

  • bethrogers1983 22 Aug, 2008

    What about those papers? Anyone know where to get those decorative papers?

  • mslo_alexisg 24 Jul, 2008

    If you click on Paper Fan Templates above you should be able to get the templates. You will just need to photocopy the template at 250% to get the actual size. Hope this helps!

  • mslo_alexisg 24 Jul, 2008

    If you click on Paper Fan Templates above you should be able to get the templates. You will just need to photocopy the template at 250% to get the actual size. Hope this helps!

  • Pebbleskn 7 Feb, 2008

    Did anyone ever find the templates for these?

  • Pebbleskn 7 Feb, 2008

    Did anyone ever find the templates for these?

  • stephn77 17 Jan, 2008

    Me too - Am I missing the template link somewhere?

    Steph

  • stephn77 17 Jan, 2008

    Me too - Am I missing the template link somewhere?

    Steph

  • lmd163 16 Jan, 2008

    This would be great for my outdoor wedding. Where are the templates?

  • lmd163 16 Jan, 2008

    This would be great for my outdoor wedding. Where are the templates?