Easy Christmas Crafts: Construction
Paper Fan Ornament
This Easy Christmas Crafts Construction Paper Fan Ornament can be made very quickly and inexpensively using
simple paper, ribbon and tools. Yet, the finished ornament can range from elegant to whimsical.
Take a look at the various Easy Christmas Crafts Construction Paper Fan Ornament versions hanging on the
By using different papers, ribbons and embellishments, it's easy to make a few or many of the Easy
Christmas Crafts Construction Paper Fan Ornament holiday decorations.
Easy Christmas Crafts: Construction Paper Fan Ornament Materials and Tools:
- Paper - 4 inches by 12 inches (11 inches works too)
- Ribbon - 3 pieces of 1/4 inch curling ribbon 24 inches long (use less if using ribbon that won't
- Embellishment (optional - dried or artificial flowers)
- Hole Punch
Take a look at the simple materials and tools shown here. The paper is construction paper, but
the various examples also show wrapping paper, tissue paper and tracing paper as alternatives.
The Steps for How to Make the Easy Christmas Crafts: Construction Paper Fan Ornament:
Measure and cut the paper four inches wide by 12 inches long (or 11 inches if you are using regular printer
Mark along each of the long sides on one face of the paper at 1/2 inch increments. Make the marks small even
though they will be on the back of the finished decoration. The Easy Christmas Crafts Construction Paper Fan
Ornament can turn once it hangs.
Use the ruler or a straight edge to help form the folds at each of the 1/2 inch increments.
Alternate each of the folds to form an accordion shape. The two ends should fold toward the back side with its
With a hole punch, make holes 1/2 inch from the edge and in the center of each accordion fold. For a 12 inch
length of paper, there will be 24 holes along one edge.
Cut three pieces of curling ribbon, each at 24 inches in length.
Thread all three pieces of the ribbon through all of the holes in the paper.
With the folded paper in the middle of the ribbon lengths, compress the paper folds and tie a square knot in the
ribbons. The Easy Christmas Crafts Construction Paper Fan Ornament begins to take shape.
With the edge of the scissors, curl each of the six ends of the curling ribbon.
Next, at the top of the fan roughly in the center, punch a hole through one fold. This results in two holes in
Cut a length of yarn 8 to 10 inches for the hanging loop.
Thread the yarn through the two holes in the top of the Easy Christmas Crafts Construction Paper Fan Ornament.
Tie the two ends in a knot to complete the yarn loop.
For this one, an artificial flower embellishes the front of the Easy Christmas Crafts Construction Paper
Fan Ornament. Select the flower and cut its stem from the rest of the bunch.
Insert the flower's stem through the folds behind the ribbon.
The simple yet pretty ornament is finished. Hang the Easy Christmas Crafts Construction Paper Fan Ornament to be
These two versions of the Easy Christmas Crafts Construction Paper Fan Ornament project used wrapping paper. The
red one included a flower and a simple red and green cloth ribbon (12 inches long) for its embellishment.
The blue one let the paper's decoration be the star and used blue curling ribbon.
Using thinner paper, the one on the left was made with tracing paper. The one on the right used a glossy tissue
paper. The Easy Christmas Crafts Construction Paper Fan Ornament using tracing paper also used a gold wired ribbon
and a dried flower as embellishments.
The tissue paper version included a curved edge at the top with holes punched as decorations. A small ribbon
tied in a bow with a sprig of dried flowers finished the ornament.
Though the variety is endless, the simplest and perhaps the most elegant remains the Easy Christmas Crafts
Construction Paper Fan Ornament.
The one on the left was made in the steps above. The purple one on the right used a narrow cloth ribbon with
another one of the small flowers as its decoration.
Simple materials and tools that are also inexpensive makes this an easy and enjoyable project
for all ages.
The inexpensive and Easy Christmas Crafts Construction Paper Fan Ornament can be fun or profit for
families, for church and school bazaars, for senior centers and for groups.