Native fans or abanicos are a simple and inexpensive way to keep your guests cool at your wedding ceremony or reception and serves as a canvas which you can personalize to match the mood of the affair.

Fastening colorful and textured ribbons are enough to tie it in with the theme, but you can also use a design, an element, or even your monogram to jazz up your fans. Think stenciling or silkscreening will cost a pretty penny? DIY it instead!



  • Native abanico
  • Print out of your chosen design
  • Cutting board
  • Cutter
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint brush
  • Adhesive tape
STEP ONE. Print out or trace your chosen design or monogram on a board. Carefully cut out the outline using a sharp cutter. The outline on the board will become your stencil.


STEP TWO. Secure the stencil over the fan with adhesive tape. Paint over with acrylic paint. --not only do you get to bond, you'll be sure to get the job done in no time.


--Jamie, Fairy Craftmother

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