It's time to get ready for summer heat and humidity. For me, temperature over 30 is a sheer torture. So I never leave a fan. I remembered that in China and Japan ordinary paper fans are highly popular as in the photo below:
So I quickly made a fan and share this DIY with you!
1. Two Chinese chopsticks. Preferably, new.
2. Moment glue.
3. Sheet of watercolour paper 180-200 g / cm3 (if you want to paint your own picture), or any beautiful piece of thin cardboard.
4. Watercolor, brushes, pencil, black gel pen, if you are going to draw.
5. Puncher and scissors.
6. Satin ribbon and a lighter to burn the edges.
1. Take the watercolor paper of the thin cardboard and outline a plate. I decided to change the shape and made such "ears".
Is you want to paint, take some China motif like that:
2. Make a pencil sketch.
Add some more foliage and stems. But use less water — the paint should be lighter.
3. Now draw flowers.
Take an average or thin brush. Add the flower petals texture.
4. Again wait for drying, then take yellow paint.
5. Take 4 chopsticks.
Join the bottom (!) edges together.
Mark the handle and glue 4 sticks from the lower edge up to the marks.
6. Go back to the picture. Take the black gel pen, draw:
- the hearts
- and details — leaves, stems, branches
7. Take the ready picture, giving a gel pen to dry. Insert it between the sticks up to the handle. Glue only the top of the stick to the paper.
8. Punch two holes as shown in the pictures, scorch the edges and pass the satin ribbon of 20 - 30 cm on each side.
Wrap the tape around the bottom of the handle at an angle.
Now tightly (!) wrap the handle at the top.
Pass the ribbon to the back side. Crisscross them and make a knot.
Now make a bow, remove the excess of the ribbon, scorch the ends and the fan is ready!