sábado, 27 de febrero de 2010

Paper Fan Project



Practical and pleasing, these fans can be used for decorations, wedding favors, or as cooling fans for a summer wedding.

What You Need:
  • 12 x 12-inch sheet of patterned scrapbook paper
  • Scissors: scallop-edge and straight-edge
  • Crafts glue
  • 1/8-inch hole punch
  • 24-inch length of 1/2-inch-wide seam-binding ribbon

Instructions:
Trim opposite edges of the scrapbook paper with the scallop-edge scissors. Beginning with a straight edge of the paper, make accordion-style pleats every 3/4 inch across the paper. Firmly finger-crease each pleat.

Fold the pleated piece in half to form a fan and then unfold. To eliminate bulk where the unit folds in half, use straight-edge scissors to cut away a piece of the paper about one inch long on the inside pleat.

Refold the fan, spreading out the pleats, and slip one edge of each inside pleat over the other; glue in place. Use the hole punch to make a hole at the bottom of the center pleat. Insert the ribbon through the hole and tie a bow.

Use the hole punch to make a hole at the bottom of the center pleat. Insert the ribbon through the hole and tie a bow.

From: BHG

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