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decoupaged ceiling fan blades

September 28, 2009

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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!

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Materials…

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1 – 12″x12″ piece of scrapbook paper per blade

mod podge (matte finish)

single hole punch

scissors

foam brush

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Instructions…

Cut each 12″x12″ paper in half, and tape together end-to-end.

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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.

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Spread a thin layer of mod podge on fan blade.  Press paper onto blade and smooth out any bubbles or wrinkles.  Let dry.

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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.

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Re-attach blades to fan.  That’s it!

Lucy Belle's room

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.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. September 28, 2009 6:12 pm

    This is a lovely touch for a baby girl’s room. Awesome tute and congrats on your family addition.

  2. September 30, 2009 7:58 pm

    Super-Duper site! I am loving it!! Will come back again – taking your feeds too now, Thanks.

  3. September 30, 2009 10:45 pm

    This looks great!! I absolutely love it. You did such a great job 😀

  4. April 6, 2010 1:32 pm

    what a great idea! Thak you for the inspiration

  5. December 19, 2011 4:56 pm

    Thaks for new still good and fresh all time idea

  6. September 14, 2015 12:31 am

    Trying this project with my 2 granddaughters ( 6 & 12) Both choose a Zebra print for the fan blades. Grandpa has also been put to work painting the motor etc in a Dark Teal for one & a Dark Purple for the other one. They have one more coat of Mod Podge to apply & can hardly wait for Gramps to put up the ” New Fans that THEY helped make ” ‼️ Thanks So Much for the wonderful idea 😍👍🏼

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