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I wanted to have something for our guests to keep cool during the ceremony.

I ordered 48- 10" Natural Rafia fans for $31.80.

To make them a little prettier, I purchases 5/8" ribbon in green and blue.


Using a glue dot, I started on the left inside of the handle. Those glue dots hold immediately. I just started wrapping. You can waste allot of ribbon if you overlap too much. Work you way around the handle when you reach the top of the right side, wrap around back and around once or twice more.


I've seen some with bows tied on top and/or hang tags. I've also seen images of fans with a thank you glued to the fan. (we may do this if I can get it done this week).


It didn't take me very long at all. I just did a few over a couple of nights while watching tv. Two glue dots and about 2 feet of ribbon each.


Be warned about the fans though. Because they are hand woven and made of natural materials, the fan sizes vary greatly.. 2" plus. Some of them were tiny compared to really the large ones.


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Kori used them for her wedding or atleast she wanted I can remember if she said it was to windy to use them but she made and had some smaller ones for sale if anyone is intersted in using small fans.


I am at work so if there is a picture I can t see it but they sound like you put alot of energy into making them great.

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Where did you order them from? They look really good and I want to do them, so any info would be great. I do not want to spend too much money on them, cause I really don't have much right now. lol


They look awesome. Good job.

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I ordered the same fans Angela and was also shocked by the difference in the sizes. I thought I had mistakenly ordered a variety package of multiple sizes. Thanks for posting your fans, they look great so far!!

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