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I bought black ribbon - from hobby lobby - I think it was 99 cents/roll and then I ran out and went to WalMart to buy some more. I kept it on with glue dots - amazing! I didn't use flowers though - I glued my programs on w/ glue dots instead. They turned out great - I wouldn't buy expensive ribbon if I were you - I don't think you will be able to tell the difference once you get it on the handle. Here's a pic of my fans -

 

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They turned out really well, Betsy! As I asked someone else (can't remember who now, but I didn't get an answer to the question!) what did you do with the ribbon at the top of the handle? To mean, where the handle meets the fan... Did you thread it through? Or is that even possible? I guess I'm wondering what you did to make it look "tidy?"

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They turned out really well, Betsy! As I asked someone else (can't remember who now, but I didn't get an answer to the question!) what did you do with the ribbon at the top of the handle? To mean, where the handle meets the fan... Did you thread it through? Or is that even possible? I guess I'm wondering what you did to make it look "tidy?"
I put one glue dot on the end of the ribbon, secured it at the top of the handle and then I rolled it all around the handle, and threaded it through the top part, on the back of the fan I finished off the ribbon and secured it with another glue dot. You couldn't tell really, esp since I used black ribbon. But I think I ended up doing them all differently one way or another - mostly trial and error! It's kind of hard to explain but once you start doing it, it seems easier!

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I put one glue dot on the end of the ribbon, secured it at the top of the handle and then I rolled it all around the handle, and threaded it through the top part, on the back of the fan I finished off the ribbon and secured it with another glue dot. You couldn't tell really, esp since I used black ribbon. But I think I ended up doing them all differently one way or another - mostly trial and error! It's kind of hard to explain but once you start doing it, it seems easier!
I love the size of your fans. Which website did you order them from?

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Well, I placed an order with USI Floral Inc., so we shall see what happens! And how the stems work with the ribbon purchased from Michaels. These fans (like everything else) are costing me WAY more than I had anticipated... lol

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So my flowers arrived... and although nice, several are broken! To mean, several have fallen off the posts they are attatched to! Did anyone have the same problem? Will they re-glue on sturdily?!

 

And the stems are really thick. Will an exacto knife sort this out?

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