Making Lace Fans

Category Decorations
Four inch wide lace, ribbons in your choice of colors, and embellishments to suit the decor or occasion, are transformed into these delicate lace fans. They are perfect of adding to a gift or using as party favors.


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January 10, 2011

Delicate fans to decorate with. They would make adorable favors for a wedding shower too.

Approximate Time: 20 minutes



  1. Cut your lace about 15 inches long.
  2. Fold like an accordion and press very well with an iron.
  3. Mix 1 part Elmer's glue with 1 part water, about 3 tbsp each. With paint brush "paint" the entire length of lace lightly. Let dry and refold, the fold marks will remain.
  4. Choose a marker that will match your ribbon and beads. Mark all the edges of the fan, just at the tips as you can see in pic.

  5. Choose about 3 colors of thin ribbon. Take one and tie at one side of your fan. Tie tightly and knot. Tie the other 2 ribbons at same place. Let ribbon ends hang loose, cutting tips on an angle. Take the thicker ribbon and make a bow. Attach to the knotted area of your thin ribbons with hot glue.
  6. Add a bead to the center of the bow. Add beads along the pleats at the top of your fan and a couple at the base as shown in picture.
  7. Any kind can be used, beads or pearls. I used Swarovski crystals for a sparkle.
  8. Attach a string to the top to hang. If you'd rather you can hot glue a magnet button to the back and hang on fridge.

Note: Make these in colors to match holiday decor for a cute addition to your gift packages. Use beads matching your wedding party to use as favors at a shower.


By Myst from Muncie, IN

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January 11, 20110 found this helpful

These are perfect for gift packages. Good idea.
Thanks for sharing it.


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January 12, 20110 found this helpful

Really cute. Thanks for the stiffening tip.

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January 14, 20110 found this helpful

Adorable little Victorian touches to add to a large variety of items including other crafts. Thank you for great instructions for the nicely done craft idea. I also appreciate the tip on stiffening the lace to hold the pleats. Lee

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January 15, 20110 found this helpful

This is lovely and easy to make craft. Thanks for sharing.

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