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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



  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.
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  5. Gather the ribbon at the points where you want your nosegays and wrap the wires around the ribbon.
  6. Using your hot glue secure to the doily right behind where the gathered ribbon will be placed.
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  8. Glue gathered ribbon with nosegays in place.
  9. Make three long loops of different lengths for the backing for your pin and glue them in place.
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  11. You can add more nosegays over the ribbon streamers and a small decoration. I used a teddy bear.
  12. 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 Winberg from Loup City, NE

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July 2, 20170 found this helpful

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This is a guide about making a paper fan. Many of us have made quick folded paper fans as children. Now you can make a pretty upscaled one for yourself or to give as a gift.

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This is a guide about making a paper rose fan. You will enjoy making this pretty paper fan as much as you will using it.

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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


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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