Paper Fans

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

Paper Fans

Photography: Leigh Beisch

Source: Martha Stewart Weddings, March/April Spring 2002


  • Scissors

  • Glue

  • Decorative paper

  • Card stock

  • Craft glue

  • Hole punch

  • Paper fastener


  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. 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.


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