Wondering the easiest and least expensive way to make wedding fans or fans for an outdoor event?
My niece’s wedding was this summer in the beginning of June. It wasn’t terribly hot but I knew the potential was there. After searching around on the internet, the best deal I could find was around 40cents. Not a bad price but penny pinching like we were doing meant saving any way we could.
By following these steps I saved about $10 for 50 fans. Doesn’t seem like a big deal but weddings are all about the details and details mean lots and lots of little expenses that can add up to a lot of expense! Plus, if you are making 200 fans, that means you’ll save $40 by making these yourself.
What you will need:
Pack of 12”x12” Scrapbook Cardstock
Jumbo Craft Sticks
Paint & Paint Brush – if you opt to paint the craft sticks.
Because the paper I used was only one sided and also a lightweight, I had to glue the papers back-to-back with the craft stick in the middle. If you can find double sided printed paper that is heavy enough to be used like a fan, you will save yourself a bunch of time by not having to cut out two papers per fan. Also you might opt to use a stapler verses glue, if the event isn’t too swanky, like for an outdoor barbecue.
Paint the craft sticks the desired color on one side and between other steps paint the other side.
Determine the size and shape of the fan you would like. I used construction paper to figure this out and then started cutting them out. For my niece’s wedding I used a rectangle with rounded sides. There was a lot of leftover paper that was used to wrap tissue pocket packs.
Glue the craft stick to the paper and also the extra paper to the backside…
Wait for them to dry and VOILA! How to make wedding fans is that easy!