Red Packet Fish Lantern

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Chinese New Year, Festive Crafts, Paper Crafts, Party Craft | Posted on 21-01-2010 | 70,107 views

Tags: Ang Pao, Chinese New Year craft, Fish, Lantern, Red packet craft



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 :)



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wow…BIG and nice. ehhe

Mnhl,

I’m waiting for you to submit some of your CNY ideas :D

I am going to try this one before New Year Eve^^

Kelvin,

Cool.. you have any other CNY craft ideas? Come and share with us. It would be nice to have a guy’s idea once in a while :D

The only CNY craft i did before is using red packets to do the firecrackers~

Oh I love this one merryn! The colors and the style is simply amazing!

Thank you Ayie :)

This is nice, the red packets are unique and colorful! My lantern dah buang, tak jadi send to ur blog hehe * sorry*

Where you get those angpows? So beautiful!

Thx so much!!! You rocks! I made one and it is just as perfect as yours!!!!!!!

I have to say that for the last few of hours i have been hooked by the impressive posts on this site. Keep up the wonderful work.

Kelvin,

DO it and show us here. You may also publish it in ur blog leh.. :D I ‘dunno’ how to do firecrackers :P

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