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Art Deco Fan Garland DIY

This fan garland might be my favorite thing we sell in the Oh Happy Day Party Shop. It stores flat and unfolds into a statement-making large garland. Plus it comes in really great colors. We decided to play with it a little and made this craft project. Since fan garlands come in one-color the first thing we did is cut a few of them up into sections and taped them back together to make a multi color fan garland. See the next steps below…

Decorated Fan Garland DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Next to spruce up the fans we added some Art-Deco designs made with paper and overlayed them on top. It’s a really simple idea but came out so fun. I love that you can do it in any color palate you want.

Decorated Fan Garland DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Decorated Fan Garland DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Decorated Fan Garland DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Decorated Fan Garland DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Materials: Paper bunting fan garlands (in peach, yellow, mint, and cerise), scissors, scotch tape, cardstock in a bunch of colors (we chose coral, pink, peach, neon yellow, mint, teal), glue stick, triangle hole punch, small round hole punch, ruler, x-acto knife

Step 1: Separate the segments of the fan garlands with a pair of scissors. Shuffle the colors and tape the segments back together with scotch tape.
Step 2: Cut shapes for the garland design from cardstock. It helps to make one set of pieces for a finalized design, and then use that set as a guide to cut out the rest. Mix and match your colors to get the most variety!

Semicircle Design:

  • Cut two quarters of a circle from the mint cardstock. Cut a semicircle from the short end of the pink cardstock, and a slightly smaller semicircle from the coral. Stack the circles so they share the same flat edge and glue together.
  • Cut a strip of yellow cardstock 3” wide, and a slightly smaller strip in coral. Punch holes along the side of the yellow cardstock and glue the coral to the back. Glue to the center of the semicircle and trim to size.
  • Punch out ten yellow triangles and glue along the curved edge.

Leaf Design:

  • Cut two halves of a semicircle outline from teal cardstock, then glue the two pieces together.
  • Fold a sheet of coral paper into eighths, and cut a leaf shape from the stack.
  • Using an x-acto knife and ruler, cut seven 1/2″ wide strips from the long end of the yellow paper. Trim one end of each strip to a point.
  • Space seven leaves evenly along the semicircle and glue. Then, glue the pointed side of the strip to the center of each leaf, and join the other ends at the center. Glue together and trim once dry.

Ray Design:

  • Cut four tiered yellow diamonds, each a little longer than the other. Cut a semicircle from the long end of a sheet of cardstock. Stack and glue together.
  • Cut two long mirror triangles from the coral, and two slightly smaller mirror triangles from the teal. Glue to the semicircle so a bit of the yellow circle peeks through.

Step 3: Hang up the garland, and secure the designs to the face of the garland, taping the designs to the top at the beginning, middle, and end. You’re all done!

Decorated Fan Garland DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Decorated Fan Garland DIY | Oh Happy Day!

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Photography & styling by Amy Moss
Crafting by Naomi Julia Satake

  1. Kelsey

    September 20, 2016

    This is so FUN! And it looks super easy to make. 🙂

  2. ariane

    September 20, 2016

    Where is the bar cart coming from?

  3. alishka varde singh

    September 20, 2016

    this is just fabulous!!!! I can’t wait to try it out!!

  4. Malia

    September 20, 2016

    This is so great. I need to plan a party so I can make it!

  5. Natalie

    September 20, 2016

    Wow! I love these so bright and joyous and yet so simple. Would definitely consider them as more permanent decorations as well as for a party!

    – Natalie

  6. Michelle

    September 21, 2016

    This is beautiful, I love the different designs!

  7. Crystal

    September 23, 2016

    Where is the skirt from?

      • jordan
      • September 23, 2016


  8. Oceana | M+M

    September 25, 2016

    These are so colourful I love them! Great party decor for sure!

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