How To Create Woven Heart Wedding Fans, by Erin Hung of Berinmade…

Erin is the founder and illustrator of BerinMade Illustrator Paper Goods, an Etsy shop based out of London, UK specialising in wedding stationery, pretty paper things and custom craft supplies for weddings and beyond. Check out her website and blog

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Hello everyone! These woven paper fans celebrate the arrival of summer, garden weddings and outdoor affairs and would work perfectly for both the beautiful ceremony on the lawn, as well as the picnic engagement photo shoot, and lots and lots in between.

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….plus, you can totally customise them as signs or have your names or monograms stamped on them! Many thanks to Claudia at Claudia Rose Carter Photography for taking awesome shots of the finished pieces!

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Gather your supplies:

  2 types of coloured paper (A3 each, makes two fans)
  flat wooden lollipop sticks
  double-sided tape
  scissors/guillotine
  glue
  ribbon
  Coffee (optional for staining)
  Varnish (optional for staining)

If you like your handle to have a stained, darker look, mix some coffee and soak the sticks for a few hours to stain, and then dry overnight. Finish off with clear varnish…

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Step 1: Cutting the heart template…

Take one coloured card, and fold lengthwise in half. Then fold it again, widthwise (so now it is postcard sized). Taking a pencil, draw or mark out half a heart, making sure that the centre of the heart is at the long folded edge, and the top is at the short folded edge. When you open up your heart, it should join up at the top…

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Step 2: Making the woven fan…

Take your contrasting paper in A4 size and cut fringes about 2-3cm wide, making sure that your lines are straight. Leave about 1.5cm connected to the top at the end.  Using the same coloured paper as your heart, cut into strips of 2-3cm for weaving…

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Taking alternating strands, weave in your strips of paper into your fringe. When you finish one, take another one and weave through the alternative strands. Repeat until the whole piece is woven…

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Cover one side of your closed heart with double-sided tape, and stick your woven paper onto it. Cut away excess bits and glue down any ends that try to stray out…

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Almost there!

Step 3: Secure Handle…
 
Open up the heart and secure your handle with tape. Then close the heart…

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Woven Heart Wedding Fans by Berinmade for Love My Dress Wedding Blog...

Woven Heart Wedding Fans by Berinmade for Love My Dress Wedding Blog...

You can then write on your own message on the back to double as a photoshoot sign, or stamp your names!

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Pdf

Click here to down load the PDF guide with the full how-to create woven heart wedding fans instructions.

You can see many more DIY and 'How To' features on Love My Dress here.

Erin

 

This DIY tutorial is written for Love My Dress, and as such, reproduction on other publications online and in print is strictly prohibited unless written permission is obtained from www.berinmade.com / [email protected].

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