Paper Fan Banner Tutorial

Along with having a big space above my bed in my dorm (check out this post for pics), I also have one above my desk.  So, I decided to liven up my wall with a paper fan banner.



Here's how to make it!

Supplies:
-Paper
-Scissors
-Tape
-Ribbon
-Thread

Steps:

Step 1: Take a piece of scrapbook paper and cut it in half.


Step 2: Fold each paper accordion style

Step 3: Fold each piece of paper in half at the middle


Step 4: Apply double-sided tape to one of the edges of folded paper, and stick the two together.



Step 5: Using a matching color thread, tie a not around the middle of the fan so it keeps its gathered look.



Step 6: Spread the fan out and tape the remaining side together.


Tada!  A cute little paper fan thing. I don't really know what they are called.


Step 7: Punch a hole through the back end of the fan and knot a piece of ribbon to it.


Step 8: Tie this ribbon onto another ribbon, and repeat for as many other paper fans you would like, varying their length hanging from the ribbon.





Recommendation: Tie the ribbons onto the base ribbon AFTER you have hung the base ribbon up (I just knotted it onto some command strip hooks) The ribbon will sag some and will change the length for your hanging ribbons. I still really need to shorten my last pink one so it is more symmetrical!

Best part about this project: it cost like $7 bucks to make. $5 bucks for the paper pad (and you get tons left over), $1 for ribbon, and $1 for tape. Not bad!

I'm linking this project up to all of these great link parties!  

PS. don't forget to check back later this weekend for my very first giveaway!!!! It's gonna be good :)

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60 comments

  1. Hey this is awesome! I found the most amazing paper pack on sale last week that I have no clue what I'm going to do with, but I love easy crafts like this that really change up a room!

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  2. This looks wonderful and very cheery! I think it would be a fun thing to do for Easter decorating- so springy!
    Thanks for sharing!
    xoxo,
    Amy

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  3. Love, Love, Love this idea! I can't wait to make one of my own :) www.dashing-home.blogspot.com

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  4. Oh My Heck! This is so cute! I think I might use it at my sisters baby shower! Thank You!

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  5. This so pretty!! I love how this looks!!

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  6. These are so cute. I love all of the colors. Great tutorial on how to make them.

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  7. These are adorable! I wish I had something to do with them lol I will remember this for when I do though. Great post!

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  8. Recommendation, not "Recontamination"

    Super cute though!! :)

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  9. such a cute party decoration idea...thanks for the tute! and thanks for linking up this week to fridays unfolded.

    blessings,

    alison
    stuff and nonsense

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  10. Hi! I am a Spring Fling participant! Following you wherever you are, lol. ^^)

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  11. Your banner is so cute!! Please share with my followers, link to my blog bash K.I.S.S. and I invite you to link your awesome Etsy shop to The Homespun Slate @ The Tattered Tag. Happy to be a new follower! :)

    http://thetatteretag.blogspot.com

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  12. I am visiting from Along For The Ride...and I LOVE this banner. SUCH a cute idea! I'm totally going to suggest it to a friend for an outdoor wedding!

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  13. Cute! I think I may make some for party decor for my son's B-day next month. Thanks for the idea!

    Visiting from Girl Creative.


    http://prudentlypaintedvintage.blogspot.com

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  14. How cute. What a great addition to a party or shower.

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  15. Love, love this idea! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  17. This is so cute! a Great idea for inexpensive party decor.

    ps... im a new follower. Id love if youd come check me out

    www.foundintheali.blogspot.com

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  18. these are adorable! another home run!

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  19. What a cute idea!! I am visiting from Today's Creative Blog AND I am a new follower!
    Have a great day!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

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  20. What a Great Idea! Love it
    http://my-handicrafts.blogspot.com

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  21. So, so cute! Would love to do these at a party table! Thanks for sharing at Krafty Kat!

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  22. What an adorable idea!! I love it!

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  23. This is so cute! I think it would be way cute in a nursery or for a bridal or baby shower! Love your blog! I am your newest follower and would love it if you checked out mine too!
    alottalovely.blogspot.com

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  24. Thanks for linking up! I'll be featuring this on my blog on Saturday!

    http://sumossweetstuff.blogspot.com

    Thanks!
    Sumo:)

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  25. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Craft Edition - I featured you today! - Mandy, www.craftedition.blogspot.com

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  26. This is so cute - and something the kids could help out with! I'd love for you to submit this to the M&T Spotlight: http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

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  27. I'm going to make these for a birthday party coming up! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  28. this turned out so adorable! Love this banner! Thank you so much for linking up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings. www.ladybug-blessings.com (p.s. did you enter my giveaway for handstamped jewelry? It ends the 4th :)

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  29. This is so cute! I'm going to have to save this idea and copy you :)

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  30. ah HA! i've been wanting to make some of these and could not find a good tutorial.. thank you so much! thank you for the kind comment! i'm off to check out your shop now! :)

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  31. Oooh beautiful! It's so fresh and springy and cute!! :)

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

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  32. LOVE this. I think I need to make one for my kids' playroom. Thank you for sharing!

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  33. These are cute! Would be great for party decor!
    thanks for linking up to Craft Couture Monday.

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  34. I'm stopping by from Amanda's Weekend link party. This is too cute!!

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  35. Hi, Rebecca! This was a great tutorial--I was wondering how people put those together. :) Your banner is so pretty!

    Thanks for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. Have fun finding a a few good reads, and I hope you'll visit Serenity Now again soon. :)

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  36. I just love this. I'm going to make these for my son's birthday party. We're having an ice cream party for him. We're getting the big tub of neopolitan ice cream so maybe I can do brown, white, and pink colored ones with a few ice cream patterned paper (hopefully I can find some lol).

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  37. Beautiful! This is going in my inspiration file for a way to fill the top of a long blank wall I have. I featured you today on my favorite things :)

    http://sunshineandchaucer.blogspot.com/2011/03/my-favorite-things.html

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  38. Thank you for sharing!!! I'm going to make one for a next b-day party! Visiting from Serenity Now party :)

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  39. This is very cute! Thank you for linking to my party!

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  40. Love your creativity, thanks for linking up to my blog bash K.I.S.S. @ The Tattered Tag. Please link up more of your great ideas tomorrow. So happy you linked your Etsy shop to The Homespun Slate @ The Tattered Tag. :)

    Drop by The Tattered Tag

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  41. This is super cute! I am hosting a baby shower next weekend and think I will make one for decoration! Thanks for the great idea!

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  42. How fun! I love the color and texture it adds. This could be adorable as a mobile above a baby girl's crib (:

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  43. That is a febulous decaration. I can so see this as decorations for a little girls birthday party. Also I have a fgranddaughter that loves crafting with grandma and with a short attention span this project would be perfect. Thanks!

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  45. Adorei a idéia e pretendo colocar no meu blog e divulgar o seu! Poderia??? bjus

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  46. Very sweet idea! What a great way to decorate up the walls in my daughter's new room - I will send you a photo when it is done in a few months!

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  47. i have linked to you here :)
    http://makeitdear.blogspot.com/2011/04/tutoraialdiy-r-o-u-n-d-u-p.html

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  48. I discovered this a while back and fell in love with it. Thanks a bunch!!

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  49. These are great! So fun & they look pretty easy.

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  50. thanks for the information!!

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  51. So cute and easy to make! I am making some of these for my upcoming wedding. Thanks for the idea!

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  52. I just stumbled upon this tutorial and, let me tell you, I am struck with inspiration! I hope that wherever you are now you're still inspiring people to craft!

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