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Hand painted and glittered paper fan garland tutorial

Earlier today I showed you my paper fans that were a bargain at £1 for three. So as promised here is my tutorial on how you can turn plain white paper fans in to the prettiest peach and mint sparkling decorations...

The trick is to water down the acrylic paint and allow it to drip down to the centre to give it a lovely watercolour finish. I love how they turned out and am using them as a pretty backdrop for my photography. Later I will I hang them on the wall as part of my Christmas decor.

3 Decorations

How-to step by step

  • Small white tissue paper fan

    Step 1

    Start by assembling your paper fans.

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    Step 2

    Pour a little bit of water into a palette and add some acrylic paint. Mix well and paint the edges of the fan, allowing the paint to drip down to the centre. Paint the centre of the fan. Leave to dry.

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    Step 3

    Paint glitter glue around the edges. Leave to dry.

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    Step 4

    Cut off the hanging paper loop. Thread bakers twine through top of paper fan using a needle. Tie twine into a loop. Hang on a wall in a cluster or...

  • Hand painted and glittered paper fans 3

    Step 5

    Thread fans on to gold beaded garland.

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