These fans are an easy DIY project that will create a beautiful, decorative touch to your christening party! They are a unique design, simple to make and quite elegant once completed. I originally fell upon an image of something similar, which inspired me to try and make these fans myself. They looked simple enough to make – and they were! The first one I made took more time than I anticipated, but with more experience, the next few I made were much faster.
M A T E R I A L S
- Paper – I used lotka paper, which is a handmade artisan paper from Nepal. It’s known for it’s durability, but it still has a delicate appearance and light enough to make folds… perfect for a project such as this. I used a roll of hand painted lotka paper, found at a local store that carries items from around the world (World Market).
- Bone folder
H O W T O M A K E
- I cut two strips of paper, measuring 21 inches long and 5 inches wide.
- I folded the paper back and forth, accordion style. I made the folds 1 inch apart. To make the folds more crisp, I used a bone folder. It made the folding process much easier.
- Once the strip of paper was folded, I cut one end into a rounded edge. I also cut a small triangle shape on one length of the folded paper. Once the paper is unfolded, it created a lovely round edge and diamond shape in the center.
- Once both strips of paper were folded and cut, I attached the end of one strip of paper to the other with adhesive. I then connected the other two ends to one another which created the shape of the beautiful fan.