Your Biggest Fan

Feel like royalty with these large paper fan palms. They’re great to display around your home for summer or for fanning yourself as you lounge and eat some grapes. Whatever you use it for, we’ll show you how to create your own below with our step-by-step tutorial. All you have to do is kick back, relax, and craft. 

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Tools

Materials

Steps

  1. Gather tools and materials.
  2. Cut and score the paper according to template notes using scissors or a cutting machine.
  3. Accordion fold the circle along the score marks then fold the leaves along the score marks.
  4. Use the dot roller to attach the leaves to the center piece, start with the 4 largest leaves labeled “B” attach the shorter side of them over the 4 center accordion folds.
  5. Take the 4 leaves labeled “C” (they are slightly shorter than B) glue the shorter side of 2 leaves to each side of the already placed leaves, repeat with the remaining leaves labeled D, E, and F in that order. The leaves gradually get shorter as the palm fans out
  6. Wrap the skewer with floral tape.
  7. Fold the wire in half using the round nose pliers, then bed each side back creating a “U” shape.
  8. Glue the skewer to the center back side of the fan palm using the hot glue gun.
  9. Glue the wire across the fan palm placing the “u” shape over the skewer, this will hold the palm up.
  10. Shade the palm using a paint brush and Pan Pastels, shade the center dark and the tips light.

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