As someone who loves snow, I can safely say that I have had enough of it now [including the sleet, drizzle, dark and gloom] - come on Spring - you are so close! Spring = pastels and I have stocked up on pastel card and paper to bring a bit of Spring in my life.
Paper fans are so easy to make and can be embellished, decorated and cut in so many different styles that you can pretty much create any kind of effect you want. The tutorial I have for you today is once that will create a fan that can be folded and unfolded, stored away and brought back out and should last [fingers crossed]. Of course, now my camera is back and working, the light is ter.ri.ble. Apologies in advance.
The simple basis is to have a piece of card or paper and to fold it across the length alternative ways:
[I found marking the card in equal measure and scoring with some scissors much easier than guessing and folding the card without a guide]
Along the bottom edge, punch a hole in each fold:
Each of the fans I have made are created by attaching at least 4 lengths of folded paper/card together. Lining up your four fans, glue the sides to secure and create a longer length of folded paper/card:
Now thread through the bottom edge with either cotton or decorative thread/ribbon bottom of the paper/card, leaving plenty of thread either side:
These look great hanging in corners that need a little brightening or across chair backs and smaller versions can be used to decorate presents or cards - I'll find any excuse to use these and once the nice weather hits [it will, wont it?], they'll be hanging in trees, along the trellis and from the gazebo. You have been warned.
I didn't go too overboard with the decoration, as you will find out why in my next post. See you then x