Hi everyone! It’s an extra awesome and lucky Friday because it’s St. Patrick’s Day AND I’m showing you a sham-rocking DIY. This rainbow fan garland is so easy and you only need tape and paper to make it. Even I could handle putting together this colorful party decoration in my extreme sleep deprived state (thanks, Baby Winnie!).
So if you’re planning a rainbow-themed or art-themed party, make sure to include this bright and easy rainbow fan garland. It’s such an inexpensive craft and looks amazing!!
RAINBOW FAN GARLAND
Here’s everything you’ll need to make rainbow fan garland:
- Paper in rainbow colors
I love a project that doesn’t need many supplies, how about you? This one gets an A+ for only needing 3 things.
First, cut the colored paper into squares. I used 8.5 x 11 inch standard letter paper (not cardstock, just plain copy paper). Astrobrights brand makes a pack of 150 sheets with all 25 of their colors that works perfectly! I found a pack at Walmart for about $8. Origami paper that is already squares also works great for this garland.
Next, accordion fold the paper squares. You can do this quickly – it doesn’t need to be perfect!
Then fold the folded paper in half, as pictured, to make a fan.
Tape the middle, to connect the two folded sides.
Next, line up the folded paper fans in color order to make an ombre rainbow. One fan should point up and the next fan should point down, and so on, alternating each paper fan’s direction. Lastly, once the rainbow fans are in order, tape the fans together to form the garland. You could also staple or hot glue them, whichever you prefer.
Now you’re ready to hang the rainbow paper garland and admire your work!
Looks like a real rainbow inside, doesn’t it?