January 8, 2012

Well, Fan-cy That!!!

day late and a dollar short...that really should be the name of
this blog! trends and all manner of coolness pass me right by
much of the time...most of the time. thankfully, i am just a tad
too lazy to be all caught up in that stuff so i don't need a shrink
to help me with my self esteem or anything! ;}

{photo: matthew mead holiday }

some of you may be aware that mr. matthew mead put out a little
publication called holiday a couple of months ago...fiiiiiiine piece
of work too! well, i just got my mitts on it a few days ago and...
katie bar the door! such a wealth of cuteness and ideas! but it was
these fans that caught my eye first!

and just who says they have to be for Christmas only??!!
doesn't anyone else have a tree, of some sort, for all the other
holidays too?
well...you should!

so with the help of the inimitable graphics fairy, i found designs for
".everyday" !
{i didn't think ""detailed" instructions were needed...i'm sure we
all have been making fans since we were wee things...a dab of glue...
bits & bobs...a little string...and there you go! ;}

a door knob...

a package...

any 'ol thing you desire! above and far beyond o tannebaum!

Mosaic Monday @ The Little Red House
Project Parade @ DIY Showoff
Met Monday @ BNOTP
Brag Monday @ The Graphics Fairy
Good Life Wednesday @ A Beach Cottage
White Wednesday @ Faded Charm Cottage
Saturday Night Special @ Funky Junk Interiors

and always remember to think outside the fan!


  1. Very pretty! I think these would look great on gift packages, too.

  2. Very cute! I like them...saw them in the book..but love your take on them. xo Diana

  3. You took the idea and ran with it, the fans are so pretty!

  4. There are so many holiday ideas that can be reimagined. You did an awesome job. I love the look.

  5. I have always loved fans, but never made one--and out of sheet music no less. Yours are beautiful and inspiring, and after the holidays you probably have more time to enjoy making them. Thanks for sharing!

  6. So lovely! Definitely pinning this to remind me to use this throughout the year. Thanks!

  7. Pretty, pretty, pretty! I love this idea.

  8. They are so very sweet, I love them and they will look great in mini, handing from a nature stem.

  9. Hilarious...that is what I am always thinking about myself...good to know I am not the only one out there who feels like they miss the boat sometimes. Thanks for the chuckle and the fan...tastic inspiration:o)

  10. Beautiful and definitely could be used for many holidays and year round!

  11. Super cute! Love the fact that you used sheet music!

  12. such a lovely blog you have! love the pitures very much! wishing you a very nice day and my best wishes! di

  13. Ooh. A very cute idea for packages! And, I happen to think "a day late and a dollar short" would be a seriously cute name for a thrifty blog! As always, I giggle my way through your posts!

  14. thank you, M. i barely noticed the fans in MMH but i love what you've done here. fancy me inspired!

    wishing you a happy, healthy and creative new year!


  15. I love the fans, they came out great but I agree not just for Christmas, Laura

  16. They are so adorable. Thank you ever so much for sharing. I will follow on my way out I know I will be back for many a visit. I hope that you may make some time to come visit me and do the same. I look forward to engaging more in twenty twelve. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

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  18. So sweet! hoping your new year is filled with happy! Hugs and Smooches, Katherine P.S. have you entered my pink poodle giveaway yet?

  19. Purchased some paper today with a few French ideas spinning in my mind. Few clicks later and I ended up at your page. Love this idea.
    Thank you.

    Much love,


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