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« on: September 05, 2006 07:34:43 PM »

I wanted a fan for my faire costume, but hte pretty feathered ones started at $23.  So I bought a $6 straw fan, thinking it would get me through the hot day and I could buy/make something cool later.  Then I realized I could just decorate the straw one and make something pretty and unique, without spending any more $$ except for cheap supplies...



I drew my faire symbol, a swan, and painted it.  I added blue and white for the water and glued on random dark blue sequins.  I added a string of cheapo fake pearls along the edge, and then I got some white feathers, cut them lengthwise, and glued them along the edges.  I threaded the blue ribbon through the straw so that it stays on, and then I used E6000 to attach a tassel to the handle.

voila!  cheap, creative fan that won't match anyone else's at the faire.
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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2006 03:34:39 AM »

That is so pretty and so easy to do - you could make a ton selling them.. did you handmake your costume as well? If so, I'd love to see it - or at least see how well the fan goes with it.
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2006 11:11:27 AM »

thanks!!  I have made and bought costume pieces and am currently transitioning my super-plain peasant look (blue skirt, cream blouse, brown waist cincher) to a fancier middle-class look that I will "debut" next summer.  The fan would look too fancy against my current clothes but will look cool with the new ones.
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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2006 04:06:49 PM »

that's beautiful Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2006 04:24:18 PM »

that is PRETTY!!! I love it~ Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2006 07:53:24 PM »

thats really pretty! ah god I just had to design like 6 reniassance dresses and 4 male outfits for a project
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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2006 02:37:50 PM »

i so love it! good job! Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2006 12:52:11 PM »

OMG! my ren faire is coming up and i'm getting AWSM ideas for it! you did a most excellent job! if if seen yours i would be envious. beautiful!!!
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« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2006 07:27:34 PM »

thats really nice, i like the blue!
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« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2006 08:05:09 PM »

THANKS, guys!!   It's an easy project that anyone can do.  If you can pick up a plain handfan at a craft store, all you need is glue, paint, and various decorations, and you can have at it!!  E6000, while messy/smelly, is very effective glue.
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