- Mrs. Sushi
- 9 years ago
- Wedding: March 2009 - Byodo-In Temple, Luau Reception
I have been doing lil’ wedding blush projects here and there, hoping to get most out of the way so when we are finally in the final weeks, I won’t be running around like a headless chicken. So my first project was… palm fans!
Inspiration Knottie: Married2MrWright
My idea was to have these efficient palm fans sitting on every chair at the ceremony, so when wedding guests sit down, they each have their own “air maker” for comfort during the ceremony.
In “The Knot” world, it’s not the most original idea, but I can guarantee that no guest attending our wedding had a palm fan waiting for them on their seats at any other wedding they’ve ever attended in the past.
So, Mr. Sushi’s mother’s friend (did you get all that?!) had a trip planned to the Philippines, and I asked her if she could bring us back some palm fans. I originally looked online to order them, and the cheapest I saw were $8.99 per dozen. Not too bad, but knowing that these are made in the Philippines, I was pretty sure I could get them cheaper. Hey, I’m on a budget! Sure enough, she brought back 25 fans for me. I actually have no idea how much they cost, since mother-in-law Sushi wouldn’t let me pay for them, but I’m pretty sure it was somewhere around $5.00 for all 25, or some outrageous price like that.
Next step… make them puuuuurty.
My supplies: palm fan, scissors, glue gun, glue sticks, ribbon.
Step 1: Feed ribbon through fan. There should be an opening or a hole of some sort that makes this step easy.
Step 2: Wrap ribbon around handle and feel through opposing hole. Alright, so I’m not the best at giving directions! Hopefully my images speak volumes.
Step 3. Keep wrapping ribbon tightly around the handle until the handle is completely covered.
Step 4: Hot glue the end of the ribbon to the fan. Ta-da!
The ribbon brings back some color to these natural fans. After seeing Knottie eyeheartmike use colored fans for her wedding, I wished I would’ve gotten red fans instead. Oh well.
And this is the look we’re going for…
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