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diy project: chevron pattern fan blades

by Halligan

When my husband and I first moved into our house, we were on a tight budget, and a fancy ceiling fan was not in the plan. The last residents left this fan, and I’ve never liked it. This week, I decided to give my fan an upgrade and share it with everyone. The full project was completed in just a couple hours, and now our fan looks cool while keeping us cool! You can download the chevron pattern I made, but the great thing about this project is that you can customize it yourself to fit your home. You could even use a decorative paper or make up your own original pattern. — Halligan

Read the full how-to after the jump!


  • frisket film (available at most art supply stores)
  • computer, printer and paper
  • scissors
  • spray paint
  • screw driver
  • masking tape
  • spray adhesive



1. Download and print the chevron pattern here.

2. Spray adhesive paper pattern onto the non-sticky side of the frisket paper and cut out zigzags.

3. Unscrew the blades from the arms. Clean all blade surfaces.

4. Carefully peel down a zigzag tip to expose the sticky paper. Lay down and slowly peel and stick the masking tape. Stick as many zigzags as desired.

5. Carefully mask off the fan-blade edges and any other part of the fan blade that you do not want painted.

6. After all is prepared, spray paint the blades. Let them dry, peel off your masking tape and you are done! Now put your fan back together and cool off!


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