When you plan a Texas wedding in July, you better have a little something to help your guests cool off because it’s the hottest time of the year! These DIY wedding fans are, not only super cute but functional as well since they also double as a wedding program. Using the Cricut, I created a rustic/western fan that has imagery on one side and the wedding program on the other.
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not crafty at all but when the wedding budget is tight, you do what you can to make it as special as possible. I kept seeing all these wedding fans that were rectangular, square, and round but because I’m a bit of an overachiever, I wanted something different for my son and his bride. It was a rustic/western wedding, after all, and it needed to be themed.
My original plan was to create a boot outline in Canva, print, and then cut it out with scissors. Then one day, I kept seeing all these Cricut crafts and it dawned on me that I bet my Cricut can do exactly what I need it to do!! So after a bit of researching, I gave it a go!
Cricut has this awesome feature called Cricut Print & Cut and it’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.
- Create your design. My advice is to create your design in something like Canva vs Cricut because you cannot download your design in Cricut.
- Print it.
- Transfer from printer to cutting mat and cut using Cricut.
Then I just put it all together! I did a quick video for you to see it in action.
These take some time to make and because we had a big last-minute change, I had to go back and figure out a way to change them. I ended up cutting & gluing a printed piece over the change. Still turned out super cute I think. The only thing I wish I had done was stain the sticks.
The supplies I used were:
Obviously you need a printer and Cricut as well. There are many standard shapes like rectangles, hearts, circles that you could probably cut out on your own with scissors but the boot had a little more detail and it made it super easy with the Cricut!
I found this old planter at a thrift store for $1. I sanded and stained it, tied some string around it, and used the Cricut to do the “Our Love is hot! Grab a fan (program) lettering.
Keep an eye out for more wedding crafts!