Monday, April 28, 2014

DIY: Paper Fans

I've spent the last month prepping, creating, and crafting for my friend Britany's baby shower.
I got together with some of her other friends to put on a Mustache Bash to welcome her little boy.
I wanted to share one of the decorations I made for the event:
DIY Paper Fans!
These are SO simple to make but they look awesome!

Here's what you'll need to make 1 large fan:
  • 3- 12x12 pieces of paper (same design/print)
  • glue gun
  • fishing line (optional; for hanging from the ceiling)
1- Start with 3 pieces of 12x12 paper
2- Fold it "accordion style" in 1-inch increments
3 - Fold the entire paper (you may end of with a slightly short or longer piece at the end; it's ok!)
4 - Bring the each end together to meet in the middle.
5 - Crease the center fold well.
6 - Follow steps 1-5 for the remaining 2 papers.
7 - Hold each "fan" by one side so the inner folds are visible.
8 - Place a line of hot glue along the edge and center crease.

9 - Pinch "fan" closed to adhere glue to both sides.
10 - Follow steps 7-9 for remaining "fans".
11- On outer edge of one "fan", pipe a line of glue along top and lower crease.
12 - Attach glued side to outer edge of another "fan".

13 -  Pipe glue along outer edge of last "fan".  Attach it to one side of previously joined "fans".
14 - Pipe another line of glue along top edge and down center crease.
15 - Pinch together to secure.
16 - VIOLA!!
For a small fan, you'll need:
  • 1 piece of 12x12 paper
  • hot glue
  • fishing line (optional; for hanging from the ceiling)
Follow the same steps as the large fan, but start with 1/2 inch folds (instead of 1-inch folds). You'll need all four small "fans" to complete this one (vs. 3 "fans" for the large one).
See how easy that was?!
I didn't use fishing line on these because we attached them to a backdrop instead of hanging from the ceiling.
Here's a little peek at where we used ours:
How would YOU decorate with these?
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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Instagram Blog Hop

Welcome to the Instagram Blog Hop!
I'm SO excited to get to play along today as a co-host!
If you're new around here, the Instagram Blog Hop is a party where you link up your Instagram account, find and follow new Instagram friends, and be continually inspired by what you see in your Instagram feed! NOW ON SATURDAYS! No need to have a blog, just an Instagram account! So come hang out with us every weekend!

The Rules are Simple:

1. Follow your HOSTS:

Instagram Blog Hop Hosts
Kimberly of A Night Owl | Instagram: @anightowlblog
Erin of My Thirty Spot | Instagram: @mythirtyspot
Angie of Little Inspiration| Instagram: @blogali ___

2. Follow your CO-HOSTS:

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TJ of Sugar Blossoms| Instagram: @azblossom
Ange of Hairspray and Highheels | Instagram: @angejim ___

3. Link up your Instagram Web Profile:

Just link up your new Instagram Web Profile ( -OR- Webstagram Web Profile ( in the linky below!

4. Check out and follow a few fellow Instagram friends.

Tell folks you follow that you found them through the IGBH! ___


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