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by Lisa Lahiff | 8 months ago

Hello amazing paper friends!  It is Lisa here from the DCWV Social Media Design Team, and I'm here to party it up DIY style!  Ok, I just have to gush for a minute that I LOVE DCWV (like you may not have already know that, right?), and their attention to what their customer wants is always spot on!  Just like these new DIY stacks that are available at Michael's stores... they seriously have made it so easy by perforating the pieces you need to make the projects they show on the front covers!  Take a look at how easily these DIY Folded Fans went together...

Step 1: The paper comes pre-scored as show in the picture.  All I did was use a diecut along one side. I then did this same step for 5 different sheets (you can cut the papers down to make smaller paper fans as you'll see in my final picture, but I wanted to create large ones and this required 5 of the sheets in the stack).

 

 

Step 2: Next you will need to "fan" fold the paper, folding it back and forth along the provided score lines, as shown in the photo below.  Do this for all 5 sheets.

 

 

Step 3: Using a hot glue gone you will glue all 5 sheets together to form a circle.

 

 

Step 4: Press the top part of your circle down and in.  I will warn you this is the tricky part (not hard, just tricky); once you get the hang of it, the rest of them will go together smoothly.  You will need a circle to hot glue onto the back of your fan to keep it in place, and give it added durability.  I chose a circle die that was large enough to do both.

 

 

Step 5: Repeat as many times as desired!  You may choose to layer this fan with another smaller fan or with another circle on the front.  These will also require hot glue to stay together.

 

 

Ta-da!  Now you have yourself some beautiful fans for decorating your home and or for any party!  Try experimenting with mixing papers, various edge punches and layering with unique shapes.  The options are endless and this stack makes you feel accomplished with very little work!  Show us what you are creating with your DCWV DIY Stacks!

 

 
 
 

Happy Crafting!

Lisa

 

Supplies Used:

DCWV DIY STACK: Folded Fans

Glue Gun

Paper Edge Punchers by Fiskars®

Martha Stewart Crafts Circle Punches/dies

 

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