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Handmade Fan Crafts

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There are a variety of ways to make a fan to help cool you off or decorate your home. This is a guide about handmade fan crafts.
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March 9, 2012

You can give two gifts at once with this fan by secretly putting a pin in it.

Approximate Time: 2 hours

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Instructions:

  1. I used a floral spray to soften the stark white of the fan then glued the doily to it.
  2. I gathered the bottom portion at the handle point of the fan with needle and thread.
  3. Start by making little nosegays of roses as in the one photo. Glue a rose to leaves for a couple of sets.
  4. Gather the ribbon at the points where you want your nosegays and wrap the wires around the ribbon.
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  6. Using your hot glue secure to the doily right behind where the gathered ribbon will be placed.
  7. Glue gathered ribbon with nosegays in place.
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  9. Make three long loops of different lengths for the backing for your pin and glue them in place.
  10. You can add more nosegays over the ribbon streamers and a small decoration. I used a teddy bear.
  11. Pin your pin to it. Refer to the photo of the back of the fan for an easy hanger made from a paper clip.

By Ann from Loup City, NE

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August 26, 2010

I would like to make round hand fans to cover with fabric. I'm having a hard time finding the right sizes, ex. 9, 10, 11, or or 12 inch round cardboard cutouts with or without handles. I can purchase those separately and attach them myself. Has anyone ever ordered round cardstock ?

By Mamie from Kingston, TN

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August 26, 20100 found this helpful

The only things I can think of that are precut and round, are the card stock that bakers use under cakes. If you have a restaurant supply store near you, you may find these available. A thinner cardboard round is the tops that are put on top of tin pans used for carry out food. Also, available at a restaurant supply store. For handles, I suggest tongue depressors that are available online from a manufacturer in Maine, Solon, Inc.

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August 27, 20100 found this helpful

I agree with jobellecollie. Both can be purchased at a good craft store.

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September 1, 20100 found this helpful

Use any card stock and use an up-side-down bowl to round off the corners. After you get one done, you can use that one for a pattern to make the rest. I made 50 fans this past spring for my church and made my own template .

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