For a more rustic look, you can use brown Kraft paper.
Fold the printed fan in half using the center marks as a guide.
Use a bone creaser, ruler, craft stick, or any similar item that will help you get a sharp crease. I used one of my wooden fan paddles and it worked great!
Your fan will be easier to cut if you fold it first. Use a paper cutter for best results.
Trimming your fan while it’s folded gives a really clean and even edge. If you don't have access to a paper cutter, you can use an X-Acto blade and cutting mat.
Use glue tape or a glue stick around the edges and in the center where you’ll place the paddle stick. Make sure you get it close to the edges all around.
NOTE: I tried Glue Tape, Glue Dots and Glue Sticks and they all worked well. You may want to experiment with a few options to see which you like the best.
Place the paddle stick so about half of it extends below the bottom of the program fans. My paddles were 8 inches long, so I marked the inside of my programs 4 inches up from the bottom. This doesn’t have to be exact and after doing a few, you could probably just eyeball it!
Once you have your paddle in place, fold the fan shut, pressing firmly all around to stick it tight.
If you prefer round corners, use a corner punch, which you can find at your local craft store. A ribbon tied onto the handle is also a lovely accent. We cut our ribbon about 18 inches long and tied it where the paddle met the bottom of the fan.
Here's a view of one program fan from the back. So cute from both sides!
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