Thursday, February 23, 2012

How to make circle paper fans

Here are instructions on how to make circle paper fans. 
These are great for decorations at any type of party.  They can be placed on tables, hung to adorn windows, hung on doors,  hung on walls, hung from the ceiling, etc. .
Choose pieces of scrapbook paper that fit your style/theme/colors.
You will need 2 - 3 pieces of the big square scrapbook paper for each fan.

Step 1: Take your piece of square scrapbook paper. Fold it accordian style with your folds being no wider than 3/4 - 1 inch. (If you make smaller folds, you will only need 2 pieces of paper. If the folds are wider/bigger, you will need 3 pieces of paper.)

 Step 2: Cut the paper in half along one of the folds.

Step 3:Fold the folded paper in half as shown.

Press the ends of the inner folded paper together and hot glue or staple it together. (It should form a semi-circle. ) Do the same with the other half of the paper. You should now have 2 semi-circles. Hot glue or staple the 2 semicircles together to form a circle. 
You can hole punch and hang with ribbon or hang by thread.

To make small fans, cut a piece of scrapbook paper in quarters. You can use 2 small squares to make a mini circle fan.

To make a double sided fan, put 2 pieces of paper back to back (wrong sides together) and make per instructions.


  1. These are great, quick and simple to make and really good for giving a splash of colour. Will be making some to decorate our wedding venue. Thanks for posting this.

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