My wedding was outside in the summer. In order to make that a little more comfortable for our guests I made some simple DIY paper fans. Learn how to make a paper fan with my step-by-step instructions.
What paper is best for paper fans?
You’ll want to use a sturdy paper to make a paper fan. I used file folder, but index card stock would be perfect, too. Or cut up poster board.
If you want to make a folded paper fan, use a light weight paper like wrapping or scrapbook paper. Fold the paper accordion style and glue the stick to the base of the folds. Hold the folds in place at the bottom with several rounds of string. Make sure to glue the string and fan well.
Can I make different shapes?
Yes! You can cut your paper in different shapes. Cut into a circle and make a paper fan circle! Or try making a paper fan flower! DIY paper fans can be any shape or size.
If you are making a lot, like I was for my wedding, you probably want to keep the shape simple.
Check out all of our paper crafting ideas on Create Whimsy.