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Christmas Craft: Fancy Fans

Fancy Fans

Total Time Needed: 30 Minutes or less

Here's a quick paper-folding technique that makes great use of those gift wrap scraps that are just too pretty to throw away.


  • Gift wrap
  • Decorative craft scissors (optional)
  • Stapler
  • Clear tape
  • Pushpin
  • Monofilament


Fancy Fans Step 1

1. Cut a 4 1/2- by 10 1/2-inch rectangle from the gift wrap. Accordion-fold the paper as shown, making the pleats 1/2 inch wide.

Fancy Fans Step 2

2. Staple the folded paper across the center. Then bring together the ends on each side of the staple, taping the joints on the unprinted sides.

Fancy Fans Step 3

3. Use a pushpin to poke a hole through the tape at the top of the ornament. Thread a 10-inch length of monofilament through it and then knot the ends to form a loop for hanging.