I’m super excited to share my latest DIY-project: a free printable & customizable Victorian fan 🙂 Some of the images are Edwardian too, but you guys know the era in question 😉
Here is one I made for my youngest daughter, her name is Torunn: (sorry about the picture quality, I don’t have a camera atm, have to use my phone to capture projects…:-P)
The fan can be customized to your liking. 22 fan-leaves are included in the printable pdf file, the fan looks best with 6, alternatively 7 leaves. When you download or choose to print the file, you will be able to alter the text to your liking. You may also rearrange the order of the leaves, and print only your favorites.
I recommend choosing “Multiple pages per sheet” and choosing custom settings, 1 by 3 pages (at least with A4-sheets this creates the perfect size fan leaves) This will fill one sheet with 3 leaves, and a fan of 6 leaves will fit on two pages. (Notice the “Low Ink” message on my print screenshot? For some reason my printer a-l-w-a-y-s alerts me of low ink, I can’t imagine why…lol!)
I have then glued the prints onto thin cardboard, I find that empty pizza boxes or cereal boxes are just the right thickness. Mod podge applied evenly to the back of the prints with a brush gives the best result. Let dry for quite some time, I prefer leaving them over night, before I start cutting. Also punch the holes at the bottom individually on each leaf, to make sure they don’t slip during punching.
Line up your 6 (or 7) leaves so they spell the name or words you have chosen, and attach a brad right through the holes. Or if you use an eyelet, you can add a silk ribbon or a pretty tassel as well. Finally a thin silk ribbon should be glued to the back of each leaf, to allow both opening the fan in one nudge, and closing it again to the stack of leaves.
If anyone would like the individual png files (without lettering), click HERE to download them from my Google Drive folder.
I have use these elements to create this fan:
Fan template – The Scrappers Botique
Cherubs – Wings of Whimsy(most of the previously posted cherub postcards)
The files are free for your personal use and enjoyment 🙂
8 thoughts on “Free Printable & Customizable Victorian Cherub Fan”
thank you so much for the makings of the fan.
It is beautiful.
I shall make it for my cousin as a gift.Keep well.Rosemarie.
Thank you for your lovely feedback 🙂 I enjoyed making it a lot, so happy you liked it too 🙂 I have now stocked up on silk ribbon, so will capture a picture of the back of these tomorrow in the daylight (it is already 2 am here in Norway, and I should definitely be in bed…lol).
ALSO: to you and everyone else reading this: I have another French Victorian/Edwardian fan, with complimentary stationery (letter sheet, envelope and extra card) in the making 🙂 It will be easier to cut, should you think this one is a little tricky…;-) I’ll probably post it tomorrow, but want to have one fan assembled first for pictures and instructions…;-)
Go here for a sneak-preview of the fan, not sure this is the final version…:-P
French L’Amour Fan
Thank you for this gift! ❤
I thoroughly enjoy your website!
Thank you for your lovely comment 🙂 I am very pleased you like it 🙂
How do I get them new at computer so if you can tell me I would love these
These are so pretty! I was looking for some Vintage style paper to make a fan for a challenge and found this! It will be perfect for my project! Thank you for having this up to use! God bless 🙂