18 July 2013


What you'll need:
- Old magazines
- Glue
- Cardboard
- A bit of patience

1. Tear a bunch of pages from magazines - you're going to a lot for this DIY!
2. Take a page at a time and simply concertina the whole of the page, with around 1cm folds. You'll end up with a thin strip of paper all squished up.

3. Once you made a whole lot of these it's time to stick them all together. Take one of your strips and add glue all along the length of it. Then grab another strip and place it straight on top. You should end up with a strip which is now double in thickness. 
4. All you need to do is keep repeating the previous step until you get enough to create a fan which has even spacing all the way along and isn't too stretched. 
4. For something like the fan design you'll need to add a cardboard strip to the bottom edge to add support and also on the back of the fan in the center to stop it flopping forward and help keep its structure.

For the smaller circle simple do long concertinas and then fold them in half length ways so you get shorter but fatter ones. This makes it a lot quicker than using shorter pieces of paper and speeds the whole process up! When you have all your short ones its exactly the same process as before, but you want to stick the first and last concertinas together so you create a circle.

Let me know what you think of this DIY and thanks for reading! 


  1. Ah this is so cool! I'd totally place a bunch of those circles on a wall in my room and I think I might do that with some Seventeen magazines I have laying around. May even spray paint them different colors. Loved this DIY - it's very unique!

    - Jess
    The Mod Mermaid

    1. Oh spray painting them would be such a good idea!

  2. These look amazing, such a good idea! I always promise myself I'll set some time aside each month to do a little DIY project but never seem to get round to it x

    1. Thank you so much! It's really simple to do, but does take a bit of time! :) x

  3. Such a cute idea, love it!

    Kylie // lazy2lovely.blogspot.co.uk