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#1 nylalany

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    Posted 12 March 2008 - 07:16 PM

    I'm trying to figure out how much ribbon I need to buy if I have to wrap handles on 108 raffia fans...

    #2 gkashmira

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      Posted 12 March 2008 - 07:21 PM

      I guess the first question is - what size are your fans and how do you plan on wrapping them? Mine looked like this and it was about a yard per fan...

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      #3 nylalany

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        Posted 12 March 2008 - 07:34 PM

        Kashmira,

        They are 10" fans and I plan to wrap the handles so that none of the handle shows. I was planning on red and turquoise or if I can't find a good turquoise, aqua (not together obviously). I like your red - where did you get it (I'm in LA too)?

        A yard - wow, ok!

        #4 Leia78

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          Posted 12 March 2008 - 08:44 PM

          I used about 3 feet of ribbon for mine.
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          #5 amyh

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            Posted 12 March 2008 - 08:51 PM

            I think I need to buy more ribbon! Thanks for posting this thread!

            #6 gkashmira

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              Posted 12 March 2008 - 08:58 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by nylalany
              Kashmira,

              They are 10" fans and I plan to wrap the handles so that none of the handle shows. I was planning on red and turquoise or if I can't find a good turquoise, aqua (not together obviously). I like your red - where did you get it (I'm in LA too)?

              A yard - wow, ok!
              Yup - at least a yard - since your fans are 10 inches the handles are probably larger than mine were but I'm assuming you're only wrapping around the handle (not the center part like I did). I bought my ribbon at Michael's in Burbank - the one near the Target - you may have to go to a few stores in order to get enough for 108 fans (and by "may have to" I mean "you WILL have to" The good thing about Micheal's is if you buy too much you can return the unused ones. I can't remember if they give you your money back or just a credit but I'm sure you could find something else there to use for the wedding anyway!
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              #7 gkashmira

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                Posted 12 March 2008 - 08:59 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Leia78
                I used about 3 feet of ribbon for mine.
                Leia - those are SO pretty! I love how you included the flower! Were those real or fake?
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                #8 Emily&Matt

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                  Posted 13 March 2008 - 10:07 AM

                  You might look online for ribbon to buy if you need so many yards. It will save on the gas to drive to lots of places.
                  The Ribbon Jar - Beautiful and unique ribbon and trim by the yard!
                  Organza Ribbon - Grosgrain Ribbon - Wedding Ribbon - Scrapbooking Ribbon - Really Reasonable Ribbon

                  #9 TATrisha

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                  Posted 13 March 2008 - 01:10 PM

                  I used my arm span as a measuring tool. So i would say I used close to 5 feet per fan. I wrapped them really tight and tied cute bows with that length.

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                  #10 nylalany

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                    Posted 13 March 2008 - 05:10 PM

                    Well they didn't really have the color I wanted at Michaels or Joannes so I'm off to Flaxpaperandpen today - hoping they have what I want but not marked up too much! So I'm guessing I'll need a little over 100 yards?




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