Secondly, I received a comment asking if the mod podged fan wobbled and squeaked after adding the paper. All I can tell you is that so far so good. Nothing crazy has happened. It's still hanging up there looking all gorgeous and stuff! (Trust me, I will let you know if it goes haywire or kills us in our sleep!!)
And lastly... How about a tutorial?! I know you have all been on pins and needles waiting with anticipation. Yeah right...
Seriously guys, this is a super easy project that takes no time at all. It would have taken me even less time had the fan not been so ridonkulus to take apart and put back together. Not to mention that the hubs made me mod podge the side you wouldn't see first. Just to be safe. That way if I hated the outcome we wouldn't have to replace the fan. I was
Step 1: Gather your tools.
Here is your shopping list:
Paint brush/sponge brush
Why, you ask, might you need a CD case to mod podge something?? Well you don't really need a CD case, you just need something hard that can help smooth out wrinkles. (Not to worry, you will see a picture of how it's done) Other possibilities are debit/credit cards... OK that's the only other one I can think of right now but you get the drift.
Step 2: Get your fan blade, scrapbook paper and craptastic towel
Step 3: Apply Mod Podge
Be generous with the mod podge. These blades will be spinning fast so you don't want your paper flapping in the breeze!
Step 4: Apply Scrapbook Paper and Grab CD
If you are using a print make sure to line it up exactly how you want it. With this print I made sure that I matched it up just perfectly to make it look like a whole sheet. If you look close, like really close, you can see the seams. (Let's just hope the fan inspector doesn't drop by.) Kidding. Really though, nobody is gonna get that close to your fan blade!
Once you have your paper placed where you want it (yes you can pull it up before it dries) grab your CD and smooth all over to get any wrinkles or bubble out. Keep doing this until it dries a little. You may still have a few bubble and wrinkles when you're through. (Only freak out if that fan inspector drops by.)
Step 5: Wait a few minutes
Let the glue dry.
If you are as
impatient as I am you will ignore this step of instructions because you are so dang excited about this project and you are ready to finish and hang it up!
Step 6: Cut Around the Fan Blade
It's that easy, just follow the edge of the fan with your scissors. Don't worry about any jagged edges, we will clean them up in a minute.
Here's what it should look like.