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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 (21)

  • 22 May, 2009

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

  • 22 May, 2009

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

  • 21 May, 2009

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

  • 21 May, 2009

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

  • 21 May, 2009

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

  • 21 May, 2009

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 21 May, 2009

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

  • 21 May, 2009

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

  • 22 Aug, 2008

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

  • 22 Aug, 2008

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

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 7 Feb, 2008

    Did anyone ever find the templates for these?

  • 7 Feb, 2008

    Did anyone ever find the templates for these?

  • 17 Jan, 2008

    Me too - Am I missing the template link somewhere?

    Steph

  • 17 Jan, 2008

    Me too - Am I missing the template link somewhere?

    Steph

  • 16 Jan, 2008

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

  • 16 Jan, 2008

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