I love parties, everything about them. The decor, food and drink really sets the scene for a special time with family and friends. I’ve had plenty of parties where I’ve raided Amazon’s bargains – grabbing every tacky, glittery thing I could. Some occasions call for a little less glitter (or do they?) These easy paper fan’s are great for parties, celebrations and wedding decor. They are simple to DIY and you can probably make them from your kids craft stash.
I’ve made these for baby showers, birthdays and a friends wedding. You can add messages in the centre piece and use your imagination to jazz them up a bit.
You will need:
- A4 Card – 2 sheets per fan
- Glue – A glue gun works best, but otherwise a really strong squirty glue
- If you want to hang your paper fan from the ceiling you’ll need some cotton / string
Let’s get the party started!
- Take a sheet of A4 paper and fold it in half along it’s length.
- Open it up and cut along the fold line.
- Repeat this process with another sheet.
- You will now have four long strips.
- Fold each strip in half again and again until each fold is approximately 1cm wide.
- Then unfold it and use the fold marks as a guide to refold in a zig zag.
- Continue this with the other three strips.
- When all four strips have been zig zag’d you need to attach them to each other.
- Using a glue stick attach the end of one piece under the end of another.
- Do this with all the pieces, joining them, one at a time.
- You’ll end up with one continuous folded sheet.
- Take the ends on a flat surface and curve them round to meet each other.
- Then glue one end under the other.
- That leaves a full circle with a little hole in the centre.
- Cut out two circles from card, maybe in a contrasting colour or go full glitter card here 😉
- Make the circles large enough to cover the holes and a bit more.
- Stick one over the hole with that extra strong glue or glue gun.
- When it’s secure attach one to the other side.
- The fans are really light so I’ve attached these to the wall with blue tac but if you want to hang them up high, just pierce a small hole in the top and thread through them.
- I hope your soiree goes off with a bang and these DIY paper fans really help to set the scene.
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