Olympic Rings Wall Paper Fans Decoration {Craft}

I’ve been seeing these decorations all over the net whilst reading blogs, and thought it’s about time I gave it a go! I’m not sure what these decorations are called, so I’m just calling them wall paper fans!
Olympic Rings Wall Paper Fans Decoration at The Purple Pumpkin Blog
Olympic Rings Wall Paper Fans

I’m sure that there are other ways of making these, but this is how I made them – and once you get going, they are so simple, you’ll wonder why you’ve never made them before (or is that just me?!)
Now, since this was for the Olympics, I stuck with the colours of the rings – blue, black, red, green and yellow – and grabbed some paper in each of these colours. I also used a stapler, floristry wire, double sided tape and to cover the join in the centre of each fan, one of the rings that I shared on my Olympics Cupcake Toppers post. To hang them up, I attached ribbon.
Olympic Rings Wall Paper Fans Decoration at The Purple Pumpkin Blog
Coloured paper, stapler, floristry wire and ribbon are needed to make wall paper fans
I made my wall fans with A4 sized paper. Ideally I would have liked to have made larger ones, but alas, couldn’t locate any coloured paper in the size I wanted (A2)…to make each fan you will need two sheets of paper. Fold in a concertina style about 1cm wide.
Olympic Rings Wall Paper Fans Decoration at The Purple Pumpkin Blog
Fold paper concertina style
Make sure you make nice firm creases as you fold. Then fold over in half like so…
Olympic Rings Wall Paper Fans Decoration at The Purple Pumpkin Blog
Fold in half
Wrap some floristry wire (or thread) to hold in place.
Olympic Rings Wall Paper Fans Decoration at The Purple Pumpkin Blog
Secure in place with floristry wire/thread
Bring the two sides up and staple at the back like so… 
Olympic Rings Wall Paper Fans Decoration at The Purple Pumpkin Blog
Staple together
Now repeat the process with the other sheet of paper, and then staple the two together in a circle shape.
Olympic Rings Wall Paper Fans Decoration at The Purple Pumpkin Blog
Staple to halves to form a whole
To cover the messy centre, cover with a decoration. I used some printed out circles.
Olympic Rings Wall Paper Fans Decoration at The Purple Pumpkin Blog
Decorate the centre
Turn the fan over, and attach some ribbon by tying a knot around the wire, and then wrapping the wire around the ribbon to make secure. I also staple the ribbon at  the back to hold in place a bit better.
Olympic Rings Wall Paper Fans Decoration at The Purple Pumpkin Blog
Attach ribbon to hang up your wall fans
Repeat with all the other colours…and done!
Olympic Rings Wall Paper Fans Decoration at The Purple Pumpkin Blog