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