Did you know that sometimes the heat can be too much and it will feel like the big ceiling fan or the standing fan is not giving you the right amount of ventilation you require?
Sometimes, mini fans can serve as amazing decors for your home, especially Japanese fans. In this article, we have compiled a list of DIY fan ideas that you can make from the comfort of your home.
1. DIY Mini Fan
This mini fan is the first on my list. It is very simple to make and thus, it works well. The materials needle includes a Fan blade, DC motor, 9V rechargeable battery, 9V battery snap, button, hot glue gun, soldering iron, and Plastic Spoons (Optional).
Start by cutting the edge of the spoon and gluing it to the tip of the spoon (this is not necessary if you're not using a spoon). Glue the motor to the opposite side of the terminal with hot glue. Attach the blade to the motor and add a button and that's all. You can enjoy maximum ventilation just like that.
2. DIY Bladeless Fan
Have you seen a bladeless fan before? Well, you're about to make one with your hand now. The materials needed for this are several PVC pipes, a plastic bowl and 3mm sheets of fiberglass, and a miter saw.
The design of this bladeless fan replicates the structure of the usual blade fan but the airflow and blade operation was in a closed channel body. This ensures you of your kids' protection, even you.
3. How To Make A Bladeless Fan
This bladeless fan is made from a foil plate, motor, 2 pieces of wood, glue, and a plastic bucket. Using a compass, draw and bit out a circle from the foil plate and with an accurate measurement, but the circle at every 30degree to give a fan-like figure. Attach it to the motor and install both in an already drilled pipe. The project is very cheap because the materials used can be easily gotten from the depot home.
4. How To Make An Electric Table Fan Using Bottle
Cut a bottle and remove the upper part with the bottle cover. Cut the bottle into six equal parts, remove 3 parts by missing one at the interval ( to give 3 blade fans). Drill the center of the cover to make way for the motor shaft. Make a vertical stand for the fan and glue the motor on the stand, and attach the fan to the motor.
5. How To Make Japanese Fans
This Japanese fan is very easy to work with. Here are the materials needed to make it decorative wrapping paper, plain white paper, 10 wood sticks, 2-inch headpins, push pins, tassel, glue, drawing tools, and buttons.
Prick a home inside each wood stick, pack them up and insert a headpin through them, close the other end of the pin. Draw an arc on a sheet of white paper. Position the sticks on the white paper with the pivot point at the bottom and the center.
Trace the outline of the stick to the paper with a pencil, remove the sticks and add glue to it. Take it back to the user and glue it to the outlined face down.
6. How To Make A Pocket Fan
You've always wanted to carry a fan in your pocket? To escape from heat anywhere and anytime? This simple and beautiful DIY pocket fan is for you.
It is made from 3 sheets of paper, 2 popsicle sticks, and 1 runner band. Score each paper and fold it in half. Glue each of the fan pieces together until you have one big seam. Attach a popsicle stick to both sides.
7. How To Make An Electric Table Fan
The materials needed are a fan, cardboard sheets, glue, and a motor. Draw and cut out two circles from the cardboard. Glue the two circles side by side to a dented rectangular cardboard to make the fan base. Make a dent on rectangular cardboard to allow it to fold and glue it into a pipe. The pipe serves the stand and the motor is installed in the base. The fan is attached to the stand.
8. DIY Fabric Hand Fan
The materials needed for this are a fusible interface, fabric, and glue. Mark and cut out 5/45" piece of the fusible interface, cut the 24/45" fabric as well. Iron the interface on the fabric to stay firmly on it. Wrap the fabric around the interface and glue /sew the edges. Cut out the handle from plausible plywood, attach it to both ends of the fabric and fold into pleats. The process is as simple as this. Just try it out.
9. DIY Wood Stove Fan
The concept of this DIY fan is that it generates electricity from the stovetop. It is made from the drill, hacksaw, C-clamps, File/Sandpaper, Soldering Iron, propeller, aluminum plate, nuts and bolts, and heatsinks.
The base plate is made from a ⅛" aluminum plate. Cut the pieces with a hacksaw and file/ sand the edges to give a smooth outlook.
10. DIY Electric Handheld Fan
This is made from the coreless motor, toggle switch, 3-7v Li-ion battery, PCB board, office clips.
Draw a big peanut shape on a plastic sheet, cut the sheet gently and make two copies of it. Measure the dimension of the motor and toggle switch and mark it out on the plastic sheets. Fit the motor in the hole on the plastics sheet and use glue to joke it firmly. Add the propeller to the motor shaft. Design the battery holder and assemble the parts.
11. How To Make A DIY Bladeless Fan
The base was made from 4 pieces of Carson, making a feeding hole into the base. Place the motor in the middle and glue the base around it. Make a ring from Carson sheets and glue a 12/74" paper around it, repeat the process for the second ring and glue it to the base. Use a Carson bar to hold the ring firmly. The materials needed are Carson sheets, ruler, cutting tool, glue, and motor.
12. Hand Fan DIY
The materials needed for this amazing DIY hand fan are 2 yards of feathers, a hot air gun, fan skeleton, and scissors.
Draw your desired shape on a plywood board and glue the feathers to it. Leave the middle space for the lace flower. Repeat the prices for the other side of the board and wrap up the handle. The project is simple and beautiful, it can be used as a bridal hand fan as well.
13. How To Install A Ceiling Fan
This gives you a guide on how to install your ceiling fan by yourself. It is a simple project you have to try out. You start with, turn off the electricity. Fit a support brace in the ceiling joist you will like to install your fan. Screw the fan bracket to the brace. Organize the wiring and fit the motor. Add the bracket cover once you've set up the wiring. Then, attach the blade and the light.
14. DIY Mini Electric Hand Fan
This mini electric hand fan is made from popsicle sticks, a plastic fan, battery, battery holder, and motor. Glue the popsicle stick to the side of the battery. Connect the battery holder terminal directly to the motor and place the motor between the popsicle stick. Attach the fan to the motor joist and connect the holder to the battery.
15. How To Make A Bridal Hand Fan With Feathers
This beautiful bridal hand fan is made from processed chicken feathers, ribbon, glue gun, plastic hand fan, flat beads, and glittery hard net.
Lay the hand fan skeleton and glue the pieces together as wide and you want it. Place the glued skeleton on the hard net and trim out the shape from the net. Then, glue the fan skeleton to the net and trim out the excess net. Repeat the process for the other side of the fan skeleton. It is simple and fun to make.
16. How To Make A Rechargeable Fan At Home
You need to have this DIY rechargeable fan in your home. It is made from cardboard and a DC motor. Draw a big circle on the cardboard and yet another small circle at the center then trace out the shape of a blade on it. Cut out the blade from the cardboard and attach the motor shaft to the small circle. Build a stand for the fan and your fan is ready.
17. DIY Lamp Fan
The materials needed for this portable lamp fan are Fan, 3-way light socket, Edison bulbs, lamp wiring kit, and brass spray paint.
Disassemble the fan and take out the wiring. Stick in the lamp kit into the fan and spray paint the inside. Wire the lightning into the fan so the plug comes out of the bottom. Put back the cage and cover everything. It is this simple, yeah!
18. DIY Paper Plate Fan
This is the most simple and cheap paper fan you can see out there. It is made from craft sticks, paper plates, scissors, glue, and paint. Cut the paper plate into two halves. Color the half plate and allow it to dry. Glue the sticks together at an angle that gives a -shape. Attach the stick to the half plate and you're good to go.
19. Beautiful Homemade Hand Fan
This is made from colored cardboard paper, pencil and eraser, drawing compass, ruler and protractor, scissors, hole puncher, satin ribbon, and glue. Cut out the circle and fold it into a fan, trim the edges and drill holes on each of the fan pieces. Fold the fan together closely. The work is done beautifully. You can decorate the fan if you like.
20. How To Make A Bladeless Fan
It is made from a brushless motor, 3D printed propeller, airfoil-shaped ramp. Glue the part of the ramp together. Screw the fan to the motor, and assemble the ramp pieces. Screw them together and install the motor inside the base ramp.
We have put together some of the best DIY fan projects that you can make from the comfort of your home. Some projects require motors while others don’t. Most of the projects listed in this article are very easy to make and require zero skill.
So, you have heard from us, now, we want to hear from you. Which DIY fan project are you going to make?