Hand fans are the perfect summer wedding accessories, and there are so many styles to choose from. Today we’ll show you 5 ways to make your own DIY personalised hand fans; not only will they help keep your guests cool on a stuffy summer afternoon, but they’ll double as order of services and wedding favours!
Step 1: Punch your floral design into both sides of your fan. Be careful to avoid cutting through the wording or design of the fan.
Step 2: Overlap two of your fans with a piece, or pieces, of green card sandwiched between them. This will make your new floral-design-holes show through in green.
Step 3: Glue your fans together; avoid hot glue, as it could warp, or show through, the fan.
Step 4: Insert the fan into the handle.
Step 5: For a pretty country touch, or to make your hand fan as part of a wedding favour, add a handkerchief to your handle. Line the handkerchief up along the back side of your handle, but be careful not to cover any wording on the back of your fan.
Step 6: Flip your fan over and secure the handkerchief with a length of green ribbon. If your handkerchief is folded like ours, it will bend neatly for a beautiful natural finish.
Step 1: Wrap your mini pencil with your string a few times and secure with a double knot. (If you can’t find mini pencils, buy a regular pencil and cut it in half. Then you can sharpen the leftover half for another pencil!)
Step 2: Attach the pencil to your tag: first thread your string into the tag from the front and leave your pencil hanging as much or as little as you want.
Step 3: Making sure you hold your pencil in position, loop your string back over your tag and through the hole again. Secure with a double knot.
Step 4: Thread one strand of your string through the fan handle tab.
Step 5: Tie the two strands of string together in a double knot and then a bow.
Step 6: Insert your fan into the handle.
With these fans, your guests can use the attached tags as wishing cards; they can write a wish for the couple and drop them in a “wishing well” during the reception.
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