Red Packet Seashell Tree Ornament

9

Posted by Merryn | Posted in Chinese New Year, Festive Crafts, Paper Crafts, Party Craft | Posted on 29-01-2010 | 38,260 views

Tags: , , ,

This red packet seashell tree ornament is extremely easy to do. This Chinese New Year, let’s do one 🙂

Red Packet Seashell Tree Ornament

Fold the red packet in half.

Cut the folded side of the packet into strips measuring about 0.5cm each. Make sure you leave about 1 cm around the edges before you start cutting, as you are going to staple the edges together later.

Open up the folded red packet. Bring together two opposite corners and staple them together. Poke a hole through one of the ends, put a thread through it and tie a knot in the end of the thread.

Come and share with us your creative Chinese New Year craft ideas by submitting it here 😀

Check out the rest of our Chinese New Year decor collections:

1) Red packet Ball Lantern

2) Red Packet Ancient Coin Lantern

3) Ang Bao Gold Fish

4) Lucky Star Lantern

5) Red Packet Toilet Paper Roll Fire Cracker

6) Chinese Paper Cut – SPRING

7) Fortune Cookie Fridge Magnet

8 ) Red Packet Sea Shell Tree Ornament

9) CNY Angpow Lantern

10) Red Packet Fan Tree Ornament

11) Red Packet Fish Tree Ornament

12) Fingerprint Cherry Blossom

13) Toilet Paper Roll Orange

14) Chinese New Year Fan

15) Angry Bird Ang Pow Wheel of Fortune

16) Ang Pow Koi Fish

17) Personalised Ang Pow Packet

18) Angpow Carousel Lantern

19) Red Packet Fish Lantern

20) 12pcs Angpow Lantern

Craft Tips – Sign and Date your crafts

4

Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft Tips and Tricks | Posted on 27-01-2010 | 5,210 views

Tags:

Always sign and date your labors of love. Many years from now, it’s hard to remember who took the time to create their “labor of love” and when. Looking back at all the crafts are like going down memory lane, sentimental and emotional 🙂

Let’s share your craft tips and tricks with us here 🙂 We learn, we share 🙂

Valentine Paper Heart Garland

8

Posted by Merryn | Posted in Festive Crafts, Paper Chain, Paper Crafts, Party Craft, Shapes, Valentine's Day | Posted on 25-01-2010 | 14,080 views

Tags: , ,

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Let’s make a lovely paper heart garland 🙂

Paper Heart Garland

You'll need a long strip of coloured paper.

Cut a heart shape on one end of the strip.

Fold the heart shape and fold the rest of the paper strip.

Once you are done folding, cut along the heart shape. Be careful not to cut on the sides of the heart.

Unfold it and you'll get yourself a lovely paper heart garland 🙂 You may want to use it to decorate your Valentine's Day card, notice board or basically anything! This Valentine's Day.. let the hearts flow 😀

Have a lovely Valentine’s Day craft to share with us? Submit it here and we’ll link it back to you 🙂

Red Packet Fish Lantern

15

Posted by Merryn | Posted in Chinese New Year, Festive Crafts, Paper Crafts, Party Craft | Posted on 21-01-2010 | 102,737 views

Tags: , , , ,

This year, I want to hang some Ang Pow fish in my porch 🙂

Red Packet Fish Lantern

You will need 18 Ang Pows (Red Packet) of same designs.

First, make sure all 18 ang pows are sealed. Some ang pow came with self adhesive, some don’t. For those that do not have self adhesive, use some glue to seal off the ang pows.

Fold the all 18 ang pow slightly into half at the top and bottom. Do not fold the whole ang pow until there is a straight line, only fold for a tiny marking.

Fold all 18 ang pows at the corners.

Stapler 2 top corners of 2 ang pows together. Stapler another 2 more ang pows to form the fish body like the picture above. You will need to make 2 of these shape.

Stapler all the side together to form the fish body.

Fold 2 ang pows into halves. Arrange the ang pows just like the picture shown above and stapler them together.

Stapler the mouth piece to the body piece as shown in the picture.

Fold 2 ang pows into halves. Stapler one of the folded ang pow on the top of the fish body as shown. Stapler the other folded ang pow into the fin. Repeat the fish fins instruction for the bottom side of the fish body.

Fold the rest of the ang pows into halves, there should be 4 ang pows left. Take 2 ang pows and stapler them as shown above. Do the same for the rest of the ang pows. Stapler one tail onto the body of the fish first, then stapler the second one.

Put a string through the top fin of your fish and hang it. Your lantern is done 🙂

Check out the rest of our Chinese New Year decor collections:

1) Red packet Ball Lantern

2) Red Packet Ancient Coin Lantern

3) Ang Bao Gold Fish

4) Lucky Star Lantern

5) Red Packet Toilet Paper Roll Fire Cracker

6) Chinese Paper Cut – SPRING

7) Fortune Cookie Fridge Magnet

8 ) Red Packet Sea Shell Tree Ornament

9) CNY Angpow Lantern

10) Red Packet Fan Tree Ornament

11) Red Packet Fish Tree Ornament

12) Fingerprint Cherry Blossom

13) Toilet Paper Roll Orange

14) Chinese New Year Fan

15) Angry Bird Ang Pow Wheel of Fortune

16) Ang Pow Koi Fish

17) Personalised Ang Pow Packet

18) Angpow Carousel Lantern

19) Ang Pow Flower Lantern

20) Ang Pow Fish Lantern

21) 12pcs Angpow Lantern

Origami Goldfish

3

Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Fish, Origami, Paper Crafts | Posted on 19-01-2010 | 13,791 views

Tags: , , ,

I love anything marine 🙂 Let’s do an origami goldfish today.

Origami Goldfish

You'll need a square paper.

Fold half with the white side facing out.

Fold a flip down.

Fold the other side too.

Fold down a flap for the tail.

Make a small fold for the mouth.

Draw the eyes and your goldfish is done 🙂

If you have any origami you want to share with us, submit it here and we’ll link it back to you 🙂

Red Packet Fan Tree Ornament

12

Posted by Merryn | Posted in Chinese New Year, Craft from Recycled Materials, Festive Crafts, Paper Crafts, Party Craft | Posted on 14-01-2010 | 43,014 views

Tags: , , ,

The versatile red packet can be transformed into basically anything. Today, we shall make a fan out of it 🙂

Red Packet Fan Tree Ornament

Fold the red packet in half

Fold again so that the two ends meet in the middle.

Open and you’ll get these lines

Fold according to the line as shown above

You’ll get this. Fold it in half and glue.

Your fan is ready. Use a needle to put thread through it and hang 🙂

If you have nice Chinese New Year crafts, do share it with us by submitting it here and we’ll link it back to you 🙂

Check out the rest of our Chinese New Year decor collections:

1) Red packet Ball Lantern

2) Red Packet Ancient Coin Lantern

3) Ang Bao Gold Fish

4) Lucky Star Lantern

5) Red Packet Toilet Paper Roll Fire Cracker

6) Chinese Paper Cut – SPRING

7) Fortune Cookie Fridge Magnet

8 ) Red Packet Sea Shell Tree Ornament

9) CNY Angpow Lantern

10) Red Packet Fan Tree Ornament

11) Red Packet Fish Tree Ornament

12) Fingerprint Cherry Blossom

13) Toilet Paper Roll Orange

14) Chinese New Year Fan

15) Angry Bird Ang Pow Wheel of Fortune

16) Ang Pow Koi Fish

17) Personalised Ang Pow Packet

18) Angpow Carousel Lantern

Red Packet Fish Tree Ornament

12

Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Chinese New Year, Craft from Recycled Materials, Festive Crafts, Fish, Paper Crafts, Party Craft | Posted on 12-01-2010 | 55,813 views

Tags: , ,

This Chinese New Year, let’s hang up some fish on the bamboo tree 😀

Red packet fish ornament

Draw a line in the middle of the red packet.

Draw the tail and cut. Cut a small square as the mouth too.

Glue the tail together. Use a needle to put a thread through a fin and hang 🙂

Red packet fish ornament

Have other great Chinese New Year crafts ideas? Share it with us by submitting it here and we’ll link it back to you. Thank you 🙂

Check out the rest of our Chinese New Year decor collections:

1) Red packet Ball Lantern

2) Red Packet Ancient Coin Lantern

3) Ang Bao Gold Fish

4) Lucky Star Lantern

5) Red Packet Toilet Paper Roll Fire Cracker

6) Chinese Paper Cut – SPRING

7) Fortune Cookie Fridge Magnet

8 ) Red Packet Sea Shell Tree Ornament

9) CNY Angpow Lantern

10) Red Packet Fan Tree Ornament

11) Red Packet Fish Tree Ornament

12) Fingerprint Cherry Blossom

13) Toilet Paper Roll Orange

14) Chinese New Year Fan

15) Angry Bird Ang Pow Wheel of Fortune

16) Ang Pow Koi Fish

17) Personalised Ang Pow Packet

18) Angpow Carousel Lantern

19) 12pcs Angpow Lantern

Origami Alphabet – R

9

Posted by Merryn | Posted in Alphabet, Origami, Paper Crafts | Posted on 07-01-2010 | 10,218 views

Tags: ,

The letter of the day is ‘R’ 😀 Let’s do this simple Origami R.

Origami

Origami R

Fold a square paper half. Then fold the bottom end to meet the middle line.

Fold all the remaining corners to the middle. Fold the right end to meet the middle line.

Fold as shown above and turn it around.

Fold back and your letter R is ready 😀

Share your origami with us. Submit it here and we’ll link it back to you 😀

Fortune Cookie Fridge Magnet

11

Posted by Merryn | Posted in Chinese New Year, Crafts by Materials, Felt, Festive Crafts, Fridge Magnets, Party Craft | Posted on 05-01-2010 | 24,433 views

Tags: , ,

This Chinese New Year, let’s make some fortune cookie fridge magnets for our guests 😀

Fortune Cookie Fridge Magnet

Cut a circle out of a piece of felt.

Circle cutout and a piece of fortune note.

Paste as shown above.

Bend it and glue to secure. Insert the fortune note and glue a magnet at the back. Your fortune cookie fridge magnet is done 😀

If you have interesting Chinese New Year ideas to share, do submit your crafts here and we’ll link it back to you 🙂

Check out the rest of our Chinese New Year decor collections:

1) Red packet Ball Lantern

2) Red Packet Ancient Coin Lantern

3) Ang Bao Gold Fish

4) Lucky Star Lantern

5) Red Packet Toilet Paper Roll Fire Cracker

6) Chinese Paper Cut – SPRING

7) Fortune Cookie Fridge Magnet

8 ) Red Packet Sea Shell Tree Ornament

9) CNY Angpow Lantern

10) Red Packet Fan Tree Ornament

11) Red Packet Fish Tree Ornament

12) Fingerprint Cherry Blossom

13) Toilet Paper Roll Orange

14) Chinese New Year Fan

15) Angry Bird Ang Pow Wheel of Fortune

16) Ang Pow Koi Fish

17) Personalised Ang Pow Packet

18) Angpow Carousel Lantern

19) Red Packet Fish Lantern

20) 12pcs Angpow Lantern