DIY: Paper Fan


Make a statement during your wedding ceremony with super simple DIY fans for your guests.


Materials needed:

  •  Decorative paper
  • 2 craft sticks
  • Glue
  • Pencil for marking
  • Ruler for measuring
  • X acto knife
  • Clip

Step 1

Measure out paper the length of your craft stick.

Mark with pencil across paper.

Take ruler and cut along with x acto knife (make sure to use some type of cutting mat underneath).

Step 2

With your 6” strips of paper, start to accordion-fold each row of paper to desired length.



Step 3

Apply glue on each side of craft stick and place in the center (back  side) of  the folded paper.

Step 4

After glue on the glue stick has set for 5 or so minutes. Apply glue on the bottom of each side of the fan.   Then clip wet edges until dry (about 15 minutes).





Step 5

While glue is drying on fan, cut about a .5 inch by 5-6 inch strip of paper (will use to wrap around glued base of fan)

 Step 6 (optional)

You can paint craft sticks to add more character to craft stick.

 Step 6

Unclip fan and apply glue to the strip of paper.  Wrap strip around tightly to add extra support to base.  Let dry.


That’s it! Have your guests enjoy these cute fans during your wedding ceremony or during your reception program to stay cool!

by Brittany Jepsen of The House That Lars Built

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A book is coming!

book sneak peek

By now you may have seen some sneak peeks and rumblings on Instagram and Twitter, but I’m happy to officially announce here that I’m almost done working on a modern wedding book with Minhee from Paper+Cup!  It will be coming out January 2016 (OMG!) from Chronicle, and we couldn’t be more excited to have been working on it with stylist (and BB contributor) Michelle Edgemont and the lovely Jainé Kershner from Brklyn View Photography shooting.  It’s been in the works for months now, which is why its been a little on the slow front here on BB.  Writing a book is one of those things that’s thrilling, exhausting, and rewarding, all at the same time, so I can’t wait for you guys to be able to get your hands on it.  We’ll be sharing sneak peeks and more details over the next few months and will let you know when its finally available to order, so keep your eyes out for that!

[image from Brklyn View Photography]

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