It’s spring and that means it’s wedding season! These simple classic wedding programs were perfect for my sister, Christina and her husband Stephen’s outdoor ceremony. Today I’ll show you how to make these easy diy fan wedding programs.
I got into making paper crafts years ago when my sister Trisha was getting married. She was looking for ways to make her day special and being the awesome big sister that I am (😂😂) I made her wedding programs, table seating cards, favor tags, and menus for her. After that, I started to make paper crafts for family and friends for weddings, baby showers, parties, etc. Looking back they weren’t all that great in the beginning (sorry Trisha) but I got better with each event…or at least I like to think I did. Haha! With much encouragement from my family, I opened an Etsy shop.
Anyway back to how I made these diy wedding fan programs…
I created the wedding program using Microsoft word then just printed these out on my regular home computer. My sister wanted a simple classic but elegant look so I used a combination of plain & script fonts.
Once the programs were printed I used my paper scoring board to fold the cardstock. I love this tool…it’s helped make so many paper craft projects more simple. My kids make their own birthday cards for friends and family so it’s easy to make a perfect fold with this board.
After folding all the programs I used a corner paper punch on all four corners for a softer rounded edge. There are lots of options for corner paper punches if you’d prefer a fancier corner on your program.
Adding the wavy fan handle was another easy step. I used double-sided tape to attach the handle to the inside of the program and to adhere the folded program sides together. Believe me, you don’t want to use anything other than permanent double-sided tape for this project. Glue may leak through the cardstock and leave stains on your program. Want to ask me how I know? Funny story…well not really. I made fan programs out of kraft cardstock for a friend’s wedding and thought the glue worked great…until I went to show the bride the fans the night before the wedding. The programs had marks that looked like grease stains all over the 50 fans. Guess who was up late making new programs? Yup…me!
Adding sheer ribbon to the handle was the perfect finishing touch for these easy diy wedding fan programs. I used ribbon in both silver and gold to compliment her wedding colors.
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These programs could be used for any special event…not just weddings. I’ve included a list of supplies below that you may need to make these easy diy wedding fan programs.
- corner paper punch
- wavy fan handles
- double-sided tape
- paper scoring board
- white cardstock
- gold sheer ribbon
- silver sheer ribbon
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