HEA R T- SHA P E D PROGRAM TEMPLA T E
Add a sweet handmade element to your wedding with these heart shaped programs from our book
Handmade Weddings published by Chronicle Books. These adorable programs double as fans for
an outdoor summer wedding. They’re also the perfect compliment to our Big Day wedding suite!
MATERIALS YOU’LL NEED:
Makes 100 programs
Two hundred twenty-two 8 1/2-×-11-inch sheets red card stock
100 wood fan handles
Heart-Shaped Program template
Font: Strangelove Text
Laser or inkjet printer, with extra ink cartridges
Double-sided tape gun and extra tape (we recommend the 3M Scotch ATG 700 Transfer Tape
Dispenser), or glue sticks
Customize and print your programs. Customize your program text using the online template.
Print 110 copies onto red card stock using a laser or inkjet printer (10 copies are for inevitable mistakes
when cutting). Using scissors, cut each program into a heart shape, following the outline on the template
and being careful to cut inside the line so the outline doesn’t show.
Assemble your programs. Place your hearts back-to-back. Try to pair
up hearts that match each
other as closely as possible, as there will be some inconsistencies due to the hand cutting. Once you are
happy with your pairings, take the first two hearts and lay them side-by-side, right-sides down, on your
work surface. Center a fan handle on one of the hearts, left to right, and position it vertically so that the
top 6 inches of the handle lie inside the heart, and the bottom 3 inches lie outside of it, forming the
handle. Dispense glue or double-sided tape on one side of the top 6 inches of the handle and press into
place (figure 1). Dispense gl
ue or double-sided tape along the heart-shaped areas of the same heart as
well as the second side of the handle. Align the second heart, right-side up, over the glued side and press
down firmly (figure 2). Repeat for all programs.
Paddle fans, as these types of fans are known, can be made in any shape—a circle, oval, square, rounded
square, egg, leaf, or traditional fan shape (resembling a quarter circle). If you have a longer ceremony, you
can print on both sides of the fan, adding a bit of decorative flourish along the borders.