Hi there! Back again with another project!
Recently, while visiting Pinterest, I found a photo of some fans that were made for wedding favors. The original idea was from Martha Stewart and I knew I had to try this out for myself!
I found the wooden handles at Hobby Lobby. They were not too expensive, I think they were $2.99 for a bag of 24. (I think I have a lot of fans to make! LOL). First, I sanded the handle to smooth out any splinters and then I painted it with FolkArt Vintage White acrylic paint. While waiting for that to dry, I gathered two matching sheets of Memory Box Spearmint designer paper and the cardboard backing. I used Aleen's spray adhesive, following the directions on the can to use in a well ventilated area, and adhered the paper to both sides of the cardboard. I cut this down just a little so no uneven edges would show. I used a corner rounder punch on each corner and then used the same acrylic paint on the edges, both front and back.
Next, I stamped the image from the Porch set. I cut the sentiment with a Spellbinders circle, a Spellbinders Scallop circle, and a Cheery Lynn Designs French Pastry Doily, all in one cut using my Spellbinders Grand Calibur. I did run the circle and scallop circle back through to emboss the edges. I used Beacon 3-in-1 glue to adhere the handle, and then I was ready to 'build' my fan.
I added several rows of lace, vintage ric-rac, delicate ribbon and the white bead trim. Then I added my sentiment doily and scripture circles. The SU! flowers came next and then the pearls. I tied some lace and ribbon on the handle and then glued the lace bow that I made with my Bow Easy onto the handle along with the white button. The last touch was just a few spritzes of Glimmer Mist!
Here is how the fan looks from the back.
Thank you so much for spending a few moments with me today! Have a wonderful day!!!
Thanks so much Sandee! I love this idea and you do vintage and shabby chic sooooo well! I might need to try this one day soon! I hope you all enjoyed this project! I hope you'll leave Sandee a little love here and then pop on over to her blog and see what else she's been creating!
Don't forget the Mid Month Release of Customer Favorites, Scripture Series 2 on Aug. 15th!!! You don't want to miss that! Great Scriptures and prizes... what could be better? Hope to see you then!