July 21, 2008

Floor Fan with a face Craft Tutorial

The work in progress that i posted yesterday turned into this. A floor fan with a face! Like pimp your fan. It is so hot in NY, enough with all the heatwaves already! So we bought another fan for our house. My Love is the best. Why? The first thing he said when i had assembled the fan was "You know it needs a face." I do. I know.
floor fan face drawing
This is what happened the next day. Obviously i hadn't found the time to make a face for the fan yet. So Love took it upon himself to use a sharpie and draw a face! He was trying to make a point here. Baby, please make a face for our fan. Ok, we're crazy like that.
upcycle recycle floor fan easy craft idea tutorial cute felt face applique
So easy-peasy, while watching a movie, the fan got a face. I know (or do i hope?) there are people out there who understand a fan needs a face. ;)
If you're anything like me and my Love and you want to give your fan a face, it's real easy.
Here is a fast "revamp your floor fan craft tutorial":
Dive into your fabric scrap stash, cut a circle as big as the plastic inner circle on the front of the fan. On most fans you can easily take this off, so trace around it for the right size. I used some embellishment glue to attach a white felt circle onto the plastic fan circle. Next i did a quick sketch of how i wanted the face to look like. I cut pieces of felt in the shape for the eyes, brows and mouth and used fabric glue to attach them to the main circle. Place the whole thing back onto the center of the fan and voila! A fan with a face.

I'm thinking of maybe even adding something to the actual fans inside. Not sure what that will do to the breeze, if anything. If i do expand this fan revamp, of course i'll show it here.