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#1 SusanK

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    Posted 07 August 2007 - 01:21 AM

    I purchased the fans from Oriental trading and wrapped and weaved the same ribbon that I used for my invites around and through the middle. The ribbon is 1.5'' wide so it didn't work well wrapping it around the handle as many of the other DIYers have done. I looked for other "skinnier" ribbons, but nothing was quite right. Plus, this way I'm sorta carrying my theme through. Anyway, I think it looks nice.
    The programs I created and printed on "linen" cardstock for a litte texture. I then punched small holes in the 4 corners and fed rafia ribbon through each. I wove the rafia ribbon through to the back of the fan to secure the program in place. I tucked the little bit of extra ends in between the weaves.
    TIME CONSUMING!
    I probably should have just glued them somehow, but whatever...I seem to like the make things as difficult as possible (I think my FI would agree) :)
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    #2 Jessalyn

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      Posted 07 August 2007 - 01:28 AM

      They look great! I think the glue application wouldn't have looked as good as the result you got. ...and, I think the ribbon looks nice. It doesn't look too wide in your picture. I also agree in carrying through the ribbon you used in your invites....believe it or not, people will recognize that you carried the invite theme/materials through the wedding ceremony and reception...Great job!
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      #3 starchild

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        Posted 07 August 2007 - 01:34 AM

        You know a DIY project is a success when it doesn't look like it was a DIY. Beautiful!

        #4 MsShelley

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          Posted 07 August 2007 - 06:44 AM

          you did a very nice job, Susan, they look great!

          #5 cessyboston

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            Posted 07 August 2007 - 07:48 AM

            they look great.............
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            #6 PaulaV

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              Posted 07 August 2007 - 08:31 AM

              They are very nice Susan!

              I really tlike the way you did your ribbon! The corners of the program add such a nice touch.

              I may need to stick to a glue gun. I wonder if those sticky circle things would work?

              I already took 36 of them with me to Mexico (other 4 are at home for testing) since they were pretty bulky. I have done anything to them yet and I won't have a ton of time either.

              #7 RaydensMama

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                Posted 07 August 2007 - 08:41 AM

                Those look great Susan!! Great idea to incorporate the program with the fan!!

                #8 LadyP

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                  Posted 07 August 2007 - 08:54 AM

                  they look great

                  #9 foxytv

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                    Posted 07 August 2007 - 09:06 AM

                    Great job! I hope I have as mucb patience when it comes time to do all of mine!

                    #10 Christine

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                    Posted 07 August 2007 - 10:00 AM

                    Those look great, and let me tell you my fans were a big hit, it was really hot in the church and apparently everyone was using them.
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