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DIY Fans for Your Wedding or Summer Event

Paper_Fans_Wedding_DIY As some of you may have seen from my Instagram, I spent last week working with the amazing team at Creativebug in San Francisco on a new video tutorial series that will be released this Fall, and it was to my delight that this morning the final video for my last series on paper wedding crafts is ready for you to view. I love this project because it takes on vintage charm with a twist. The main project in this video is the foldable paper fan. With the Cricut Explore machine and my templates, these are so simple to make with very little material and time once the paper is cut and scored on the machine. How fun would it be to go to a wedding and find one of these sitting on your seat or in a basket beside the guest book? I am actually making a fan for each guest for my friend Lauren’s wedding in August. Swoon! As alternative versions to add into your wedding or party decor, I also give you the small rosette that can be used as a garland and a large fan for centerpieces or backdrops. You can see the full tutorial right here on the Creativebug site. This month Creativebug if offering 14 days of free membership. You can sign up right here. Enjoy! ~ Lia

Here are the links in Cricut Design Space for the fan cut files: // MINI FAN  //  FOLDABLE FAN  //  LARGE FAN  //

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  1. Where do you get the paper from? The only paper I have been able to find has bright white on the backside. Please advise….I’d love to make these!

    • Hi Hannah, I print them on one side and leave the other side blank, sometimes I print a pattern on a colored paper. You could print on both sides. I get all my paper from Paper-Papers.com. For the full tutorial Creativebug is offering a 14-day trial membership.

  2. hello!! I’d like to know if it is posible to buy them aldready done. Thanks for your reply.

    • No, sorry:) If you are going to be a making a lot of them I would suggest buying a Cricut (they are on-sale right now, see ad on the right side banner on my site) since there is a lot of cutting involved. We are currently making some for a wedding and the groom has actually made most of them himself (using a Cricut) we have been joking that if he can make them anyone can:)

  3. Are these no longer available on design space? I cant find them….

    • They are. Hard to find though. I was just asking Creativebug what happened to the link. If you into upload project and type in search liagriffith (one word) they come up.

  4. I think I am in love ! Wow, these are perfect and beautiful ! Thank you ! :D

  5. Can these be made with the Cricut E2?

    • What makes these so easy is the scoring tool on the new Explore. You might be able to cut them on the E2 but would have to score by hand. The files in available in Design Space.

  6. hola, cual es el cartucho que se usa para hacer estos abanicos, o como lo pido o compro, de la cricut

    • You find the template like this: (In Cricut Design Space, select create a new project and search for “Lia Griffith” when inserting your image to find the artwork). The files should be free, but if they are not, give it a day or two and it will be.

  7. These paper fans are so “couture” of all paper crafts! Love love love!

  8. I enjoy making paper art. Those fans are adorable.

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