Post # 1
I’m having DIY paper fans at my wedding and I’m planning to start making them right soon, bur for some reason I feel like its to early to make them and they make look faded by next june? Please tell me if I’m being paranoid? Should I wait to start this project or should I start now? For those of who did DIY projects that involved paper,printing and stamping, how far out did you start?
Post # 3
I am curious about this too – i am getting married in June and I started making some tissue paper pomaders and was recently told that they will fade by my wedding day.
I figured i could just put them in a black garbage bag or something once i am done to avoid fading, but i dunno.
Post # 4
Thanks for the response and thanks to those who voted. I’m still hesitant about this though. I would really love to hear from married bees who printed things way ahead of time, if they faded or not and the best ways to store everything.
Post # 5
I don’t think it will be that much of an issue if you don’t store them in direct sunlight. I bought the materials for our invites this time last year for our DIY invites, and left them sitting in a cardboard box in my living room for a couple months no problem.
However, cautionary tale – do not store your envelopes in your damp basement. We tossed our leftover envelopes in our basement and I brought them up earlier this month thinking I’d use them for our thank you cards. Yep, ALL sealed shut.
Post # 6
I’ve already started some DIY projects, too. We’re sealing everything tightly in ziploc bags, and it’s at least working so far :),
Post # 7
The earlier, the better. The closer you get to the day, the more things you’ll have to do! 🙂 I’d start.. and it builds the excitement!!
Post # 8
If you are using anything scrapbook or archival quality it should not fade at all. I paper craft and have only had issues with things that are left in direct sunlight for long, long periods of time. If you keep the fans in a box, in a cool, not damp place you should be fine. Good luck! Post pictures when you are done!