Design solution: paper fans to the rescue

by Jourdan Fairchild in ,

Last week, I wrote this post about my friend Laura's desire to spruce up the dead space above her sofa. Inspired by one of the ideas, she scooped up a bunch of colorful, cheap fans from Party City just in time for her Hannukah party. Here's what she had to say:  "The paper fan backdrop was a real hit! I got a ton of complements on "my" craftiness! I didn't stray too far from the inspiration you sent, but I did add little pops of purple to be playful. Chanukah is all about color in my book, so it was perfect! If I could do it all over again, I would have bought some more dark blue fans, and extended the design another couple of rows."

I'm a big fan (yep) of the finished look—although I sure wish I could've seen it in person! For those feeling even more ambitious come Spring, this flower fan idea is genius:  


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