DIY Hand Fans
Sunday, March 06, 2011 2:21 PM
Fall is tricky. I know herein North Carolina it can stay in the 80s long into November. So I'm having to plan for every contingency. I know that the temperature is a little different in Tennessee (where we're getting married), but since we're going for October, early evening, I'm expecting it may still be pretty warm.
I've decided to do "hand fans" - I realize that I will have programs available and people are free to fan themselves with these, but I think it will add a really nice touch -- the devil, as they say, is in the details.
I found some neat "flourish" graphics using google images and I got REALLY lucky to find a KG monogram (if you're creating these too, you may need to do your own monogram). I used Photoshop and put the flourish at the bottom on both sides (one flipped horizontally of course) and I used a flourish on the top and then put the monogram in the center. Then I added a oval around the entire thing and added a thin stroke line (just so I had a guide line for cutting).
I printed the entire thing out on cardstock twice and cut each fan out. I used some double sided tape and went all around the edge of the back of one side of the fan, then with a little wood glue, glued a craft handle (also know as a tounge depressor) on both sides, set it in the bottom center and stuck the two sides together with the handle in between at the bottom.
I already had the cardstock so for the price of some craft sticks (less than $3.00 for 75 at Walmart) this was a very inexpensive craft that takes very little time, but will add a lot of wow factor to the wedding. It's allll about the wow factor ;)
Photo to come.