The lovely Retro Jet Girl sent me this fan a while ago just in time for Summer… unfortunately Summer doesn’t seem to be happening here in Aus this year *_* This year on Boxing Day instead of the traditional Australian shorts and singlet (not that I would actually wear that) I was decked out in a jumper, scarf and beret! Some places here even apparently had snow, which is just insane for the middle of Summer here! So anyway… The fan was really beautiful and I wanted to personalise it a bit. I’ve done this before with a fan last year which has since died a long drawn out death in my handbag:

Traveling in style with Violet

This is what it started out like ^_^

How to make a fan cuter

What I used:

  • UV nail polish
  • Embroidery thread
  • Scissors
  • Beads

How to make a fan cuter

First thing I did was pull apart the bottom with scissors so it came apart like this…

How to make a fan cuter

Then using pink UV nail polish I painted every second one of the wooden pole thingies. I did two coats and let it dry ^_^

How to make a fan cuter

Then using the embroidery thread I slotted it all back together…

How to make a fan cuter

I put a bead on the thread too:

How to make a fan cuter

Then pulled the thread back the other way again and aded another bead:

How to make a fan cuter

Pull it all very tightly and tie it off.

How to make a fan cuter

On the ends of the thread I added a couple of other little beads.

How to make a fan cuter

Done! Very quick and easy to do and adds an extra point of interest. Also because I used UV polish it changes colour when I’m in out the sun! Very cool 😀

How to make a fan cuter

You could easily go further by adding jewels to the outside part or a small row of lace along the top but I thought I would go the slightly more subtle route this time XD What do you think?