Creating handmade fans is something I enjoy. This is a paddle fan and I cut the paddles about 8 inches long. You can create paddles in any size and tiny paddle fans are lovely gracing your dinner plates for special occasions. A lovely take-away gift for your guests. Of course they may be created with an elegant theme, a fun theme, etc. This particular fan is created with chipboard paddles, covered both sides with a honeysuckle pink cardstock. The front of the paddles were then covered with a paper lace cut out of lace placemats. I then added embellishments to each paddle, punched a hole in the narrow end of each paddle, added a book ring and a decorative ribbon.
I purchased this regular sized raw wood birdhouse and painted it in a pink with teal blue. I embellished by stencilling flowers around the entrance to the bird house.
I created this wall swag, approximately 24 inches long by 7 inches wide using twigs for the base and adding greenery sprays, acorns, leaves and burgundy fruits (apples and pommegranites), and adding burgundy roses that I created from silk petals then encrusted the rose petals by painting with white glue then applying pink glitter. I attached a wire hanger to the twig base on the back.
You have probably seen a number of these types of handmade paper ornaments. I used patterned scrapbook paper to create the round and oval shapes, by creating a template for each then cutting the ovals and rounds out, gluing the wrong sides together, folding and adhering each folded segment to each other, adding a pearl for the top that has a looped gold string running through it to be able to hang the ornament.
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