Thursday, July 1, 2010
Check it out....perfect for an outdoor get-together, and you can make them in about 5 minutes! I remember fans like these at my friend's Baptist church, and I seem to remember Jesus and lambs and verses on them. We didn't have these at our Lutheran church, so I probably spent more time admiring the cardboard with the pretty pictures glued to the flat wooden stick!
You're going to need some old albums and some paint stir sticks, and a glue gun. I cut my paint sticks in half and used one half on each fan. Now, fold a sheet of paper in half and come up with a shape you like. I looked it up on the 'net, and they still make these; it seems some politicians use them for their campaigns....although I haven't seen them down here where they SHOULD be...LOLOL. But anyway...I saw round, football, diamond, stop sign shaped,...you name it. So I went with the two shapes I remember from way back in the day.
After you have the shapes cut out, glue all around the edges except where the stick goes. Once the glue on the edges has cooled, now open it up, squeeze in some glue, and push in the stick. Ta-da...you're done! You might want to make some with just the one cardboard shape. Well, just glue the stick about an inch up in the center bottom. If you want, you could glue on a small ribbon, either in a bow, or knotted in the center; maybe red/white and blue! Great little party favors :D
Keep these in mind for outdoor weddings,too. You could print out the invitations and glue them to fans. Or the couple's new monogram...something along those lines :D
Go make some!
***FOUND THIS ONE THIS MORNING, YOU CAN PRINT IT OUT..COPY OF OLD CHURCH FAN!
AT INSTRUCTIBLES :D
Posted by Kudzu at 7:14 PM