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!
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 :)