Saturday, August 24, 2013

DIY Program Fans {with free template}

Aaaahhh, wedded bliss! Now that we are finally husband and wife, I can start posting my wedding DIY projects! Even better, I have some professional pictures to show them off! Thanks Katy Weaver Photography! The not-so-awesomely-perfect photos are courtesy of myself and some friends in these upcoming posts.

This DIY I'd like to delve into is our program fans, which were a big hit at our wedding! Especially when the temperature was almost pushing 90 degrees during our ceremony.
Katy Weaver Photography
Pretty, no?

I created this design, and printed it via VistaPrint, just like my DIY invites. You can find the template below, if you would like to create your own program fans!

Notice, that the two sides share a middle line. When I cut out the program, I folded it in half along this line first, and cutted both sides at once. This created almost a book. I simply glued a large popsicle stick between the two, so the two sides are permanently folded over the stick. Then decorate as you wish! 

Seriously, that easy. 

Here are a couple more of my crappy shots of the programs. Link to the template is below.

For anyone interested in the template I created and used, here it is in powerpoint: Program Fan Template
To upload to Vistaprint: The slide has been created to be the exact size of the "flyer" option on VistaPrint. Once you finish your design, save the slide as a PDF. This keeps the slide from re-formatting when you upload it. Once it is a PDF, you use that to upload onto the "flyer". The flyers aren't super heavy duty, and there was quite a bit of flex in the fan when completed, but they still did their job beautifully.

To learn how to save your pennies on VistaPrint items (I saved over 70%!), check out the blog of a friend of mine: weddingtips101

Happy Planning!


  1. You wouldn't happen to still have the file with the text, would you?


    1. Hi Kristen!

      I do have the file, but unless you have these specific fonts installed on your computer, the formatting is going to change. Are you still interested?

  2. I'd be interested in the file with text as well! Mac or PC?

    1. Hi Sara, I'd be happy to! Did you read my comment above though? Unless you have the specific fonts, it won't do you any good. The formatting will be all messed up. I can definitely let you know which fonts I used, downloaded from

      It is a powerpoint file created on a PC (though since it's a PPT, the computer shouldn't matter).

    2. I would still be interested in this template! I can download the font.


  3. If this template is still available I would lOVE it!

  4. Trena,

    I love LOVE your program! Do you happen to still have the template available?? And which fonts you used?