Hi Everyone! I’m Jennifer from Town and Country Living and I’m honored to be here today at Jamie’s blog to share one of my favorite home decor craft projects with you. I’m a huge fan of garlands and buntings. In fact, when I saw Jamie’s spool and wool garland I was immediately smitten! Most garlands are easy to make and add whimsy to any room. What’s great about this paper fan garland is that you can use a variety of paper so you’ll always be able to make one in just the right color.
I made this paper fan garland from old book pages and strung it across the mirror that rests atop my dining buffet.
I added a small button to the center of each paper fan, but you could use anything. Old jewelry pieces, circles of decorative paper … you get the idea.
Here’s the instructions for making your own paper fan garland:
First, gather your supplies. Book pages (or other decorative paper), small buttons for the centers, Mod Podge, scissors, embroidery thread, and a needle is what you’ll need.
Cut your book pages to size. The wider the page, the larger the paper fan.
Fold your book pages (or other paper) accordion style, making sure folds are even in size. Cut off any excess if necessary.
Fold the accordion-style pages in half.
Using two strands of embroidery thread, tie two pages of folded paper together where you folded them in half. Knot well, and if desired, add a small dab of Mod Podge or other glue on the knot to keep it from becoming undone.
Glue the edges of the folded book pages together, making a complete fan circle once all edges are glued. I used Mod Podge but you could also use a hot glue gun.
Add a small button or other decorative element to the center of the paper fan. Use†Mod Podge or a hot glue gun to adhere the button to the center of the paper fan circle. Press down firmly to secure, but not too hard. You don’t want to smash the folded paper.
Attach the paper fan circles to a piece of vintage lace, seam binding, or even twine. You can use a hot glue gun to secure the paper fans onto the lace or twine, or use embroidery thread to carefully sew them in place.
This paper fan garland was so easy to make and didn’t take much time.
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Special thanks to Jamie for having me here today!