decoupaged ceiling fan blades
I’m expecting #4 in a couple months, and am always looking for inexpensive and unique ways to decorate her nursery. This idea was brilliant! I got the idea from Mod Podge Rocks, who got it from Get Your Craft On. They both have directions, but I’m a visual learner, so I’ll add my own directions with pictures. Enjoy!
1 – 12″x12″ piece of scrapbook paper per blade
mod podge (matte finish)
single hole punch
Cut each 12″x12″ paper in half, and tape together end-to-end.
Lay the fan blade on the wrong side of paper. Trace around blade, making sure to mark the screw holes. Cut out and punch screw holes.
Spread a thin layer of mod podge on fan blade. Press paper onto blade and smooth out any bubbles or wrinkles. Let dry.
Coat the top of the paper with a layer of mod podge. Let dry. Repeat a couple more times, making sure mod podge is dry before coating again.
Re-attach blades to fan. That’s it!
Tips from a first-timer…
*Wipe down fan blades before starting.
*If you have reversible fan blades, decoupage the side you don’t like. That way, if you mess up or aren’t happy with the finished product, you can always go back to how it was.
*Cut just inside the traced lines so the paper and fan match up perfectly. Or use an exact-o knife. You don’t want anything hanging over the edges. Not only does it look tacky, but it’s not as durable.
*When putting the 2 pieces of paper together, try not to overlap them. While it’s easier to just overlap, this causes the seam to show more than it would if you just very snuggly put each end together.