Fan Blade Hello Sign

May 23, 2018


Whip up a warm and welcoming sign for your front door with an old ceiling fan blade and some dollar store flowers. 

Ceiling Fan Blade Crafts
I've always been a huge fan of simplicity. Whether it's my wardrobe or home decor, fussy has never been my style. In my closet, you'll find jeans, white t-shirts and little black dresses that I pair with a single strand of pearls.

In my kitchen, there are vases and wreaths filled with all the same bloom, no mixed bouquets, and my rooms are decorated with a pairing of one color and white. 

So it makes perfect sense that when I decided to make a new fan blade sign, I went with sweet and simple sentiment.

Hello. 
Fan Blade Hello Sign DIY

The fact that the word was already stenciled on my fan blade was even better. 
You see, last year I started with blank blades to make a pair of fall door tags. It was a super easy DIY, but midway through painting my stencil slipped and smudged a bit. So I made another one.

While I was digging through my craft cabinet, gathering supplies for my doily project, I found that first attempt at stenciling HELLO.

Fan Blade Sign

At the time I thought it was unacceptable, a total crafting fail, but at second glance, it looked pretty good to me. Waste not want not, I started brainstorming and came up with an idea to use the dollar store flowers leftover from my sunshine wreath and some old yellow ribbon.

Perfect.



Yellow Dollar Store Flowers and Ribbon

While I was waiting for my glue gun to heat up, I did take a black Sharpie to my stenciled letters to clean up those frayed edges a bit. 

Stenciled Hello Sign

Next, I applied hot glue to the stems of the flowers and tucked them into the existing fan blades holes. 

Adding Faux Flowers To A Wooden Sign

To make my arrangement a little more interesting and a lot fuller, I glued a few green leaves underneath the yellow flowers.

Floral Hello Sign

When I was satisfied with my simple look, I turned the blade over and glued a fat ribbon on the back. 

Making A Ribbon Sign Hanger

It took me less than fifteen minutes to whip this spring and summer sign up and it didn't cost me a thing since I already had the supplies on hand. Of course, if you were to make one I would add about twenty minutes to the process for stenciling and dry time.

But what's another few minutes when you're on your way to fabulous. 

Wooden Fan Blade Hello Sign

Easy, elegant, understated.

Simple. 

And just my style. 

Are you a simple girl?

Fall Fan Blade Door Tags

42 comments:

  1. This is so creative! Never would imagine doing that.

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    1. Thanks so much, Maria!! Gotta love those fan blades...

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  2. Only you would think of doing this Kim. Well, maybe you and Martha, but I’m not in the mood to give her any accolades at the moment.

    The jury is still out on just how simple a gal I am. ;)

    xxx

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    1. Being compared with Martha's creativity (or her team's 😉) is quite a compliment! Thanks Doreen. But I agree with you, not thrilled lately...I miss the very early days of Martha.

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  3. What an amazing idea ...

    All the best Jan

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  4. Kim, your idea of simple is just full of extraodinary wonders! So cute and so clever. I loved your fan blades before but with the addition of the flowers sends it over the top. Happy Wednesday..xxoJudy

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    1. Thanks so much, Judy. I really love the way the flowers look. It makes me smile and think spring!! 😊

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  5. You did it again. Another beautiful idea. Love them all.

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    1. Thanks so much, Betty! I had fun with this one.

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  6. Very cute...you can go a lot of ways with this.

    Jane

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    1. Thanks Jane! It's sunshine on a cloudy day!

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  7. What's the problem? I don't see a thing wrong with those letters! I would have used it. And now that sign is adorable! I sure need to find some sign blades without paying $25 for a fan at the thrift store.

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    1. It was pretty smudgy Florence. The camera has a way of hiding the fuzzy details...and keep your eyes peeled at the curb. That's where I find mine!

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  8. I think you are genius at ideas!....I have known you for quite a few years now and am always awed by what you dream up and then execute!...You are my "decorating idol!"...I love these fan blade door greetings....now you have me thinking too!!!

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    1. Thank you Michaele! ❤️ Your comment made me smile right away...

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  9. I like yellow, so this already gets a high five from me. It is also unique so another high five from me. :-)

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    1. Double high fives?? Nothing better than that! Thanks Carla.

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  10. Hi Kim, I love your cute sign and it will cute hanging in your house. I love all of the unique craft ideas you come up with.
    Have a nice day and enjoy the holiday weekend.
    Julie xo

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    1. Thanks Julie! I had fun making this one.

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  11. Super cute, Kim! You really do come up with some completely unique ideas, my friend!!

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  12. You always amaze me with what you come up with!! :)

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    1. Thanks Deb! It amazing what you can do with some leftover crafts and someone else's garbage! 😉

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  13. My ceiling fan is living in dread, Kim. You have such fun projects with fan blades, mine is constantly worried I'll take it down.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Haha!! Amalia, you just made me laugh. Perhaps there's a poem or a story in there somewhere.

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  14. You are so clever and creative! I know it's "simple", but you still come up with great ideas. My mind just doesn't think in the crafty way. If my ceiling fan ever breaks, I know what I'm going to do with the blades! ;-)

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    1. Thanks Melanie! Everyone has a strength I guess. Give me some glue and a fan blade and I'll make you a sign. Just don't ask me to do math!! 😉

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  15. Cute, cute, cute......just like all the others!

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    1. Thanks AnnMarie!! I like this one a lot...

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  16. Super cute, Kim! It's a little bit of sunshine hanging out on your door!

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    1. Sunshine when I want it...thanks Carol!

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  17. These always turn out so cute!

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    1. So kind of you to say, Deanna. I really enjoy making these signs.

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  18. Definitely not a crafting fail! I didn't even notice the frayed edges at first...mostly because I intentionally sand everything to a distressed/frayed look so it the original looked great to me! haha I really like the added yellow, its so pretty and bright and contrasts nicely with the wood. Beautiful job, Kim, as always!

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    1. Ha! Maybe I should start doing that Audra, because my edges are always frayed. May as well have them look that way intentional!! Thanks so much for the sweet words. It means a lot!

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  19. I love using fan blades. I have one more left so I think I will need to give this a try. I thought the first one you did looked good. It is a really cute idea.

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    1. Aren't they the best, Debra? And they're free!! Can't get any better than that!!

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  20. Kim I found a bunch of fan blades the other day and said to my dad that I wanted a fan in our dining room but now looking at your pretty projects I may just reconsider and use them as decor.

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    1. I vote for decor, Mary. Of course, a cool breeze is nice too...

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