(Closed) DIY Fan Programs…..I love it!

posted 9 years ago in DIY
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

cute

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think it depends on how much info you have, and how much time you have.  I think the petal fans will take much longer to make, but you can fit a lot of info on it.

Both are really cute though so I think you just need to do a mockup of each to see which one you like more.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I would think the traditional ones would be easier to make, but I am not crafty. Great idea though!

Post # 6
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Helper bee

If you need more space for all of the information, you could do a double sided stick-fan (first picture). Instead of having only one side, attach two sheets of paper to the stick and glue it together.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

If you could put a hole in the popsicle stick (without splitting the wood) you could attach a fan program (with the brad) to the sitck.  You would kind of have both ideas that way. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

My FI and I made the traditional church style fans. It was easier of the two to make–but that’s not to say that it won’t take some time to make the fans. I also think the one with the stick is a little more functional and works a bit better as an actual fan.

Post # 9
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Worker bee

Hey msmonicka! I’m 6/19/10 too! We are also having an outdoor wedding and are planning on making fan programs. I plan on making the fan on a stick programs. They just seem like they’d be sturdier fans than the others to me.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010 - Mr. P's Grandparents’ Ranch

I really like the second ones!!, I wish I had a summer wedding just to do that hehe

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I actually puchased fans (green and brown – my wedding colors) and will be doing seperate programs.  Then I will have those large jars with the spicket at the bottom (I don’t remember the name of that kind of jar!!) filled with water and iced tea for the guest upon arrival.

As I have said in other posts … DIY is not one of my strengths!!  Just show me a website I can order it from!!!

Post # 13
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Worker bee

I originally wanted to do the paneled fan program because it looked more elegant and you can fit a lot more.  I ran across a tutorial though and many people commented to say they had difficulty making it, and because the cardstock required for the fan to be functional is so thick that it was expensive to make in the end.

Here’s the tutorial if you’re interested:

http://www.ayleebits.com/2006/06/10/diy-fan-programs/

So I decided to do the basic fans instead, since my ceremony is pretty basic and I don’t want to spend a lot of time and money on the programs.

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Blushing bee

I love the petal ones!

It’s like love unfolding!

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I thinking about the petals one in my wedding! I love the look of them 😀 Soo cute!

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