Red Packet Lucky Star Lantern

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Chinese New Year, Festive Crafts, Paper Crafts, Shapes | Posted on 15-01-2011 | 30,453 views

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We are going to make a Star out of red packets today 😀

Red Packet Lucky Star Lantern

Fold ten red packets as shown above.

It should look like a diamond from the back

Staple five diamond shape red packets to form a star.

Make two sets.

Staple the two sets together and you’ll get a lovely LUCKY star lantern.

An auspicious decor for Chinese New Year 😀 Tie a gold string so you can hang it.

Add a beautiful tassle to make your star a lovely one 🙂

Ang Pow Lucky Star lantern

Lucky Stars

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Paper Crafts | Posted on 25-09-2009 | 12,217 views

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This is a classic ol’ school craft. Back in our ol’ school days, we made lucky stars for that ‘special’ someone.. It’s always nice to be receiving these lucky star charm from basically anyone! 🙂

Lucky Stars

Lucky Stars

Start with a strip of paper. Tie a “knot” in the end of your paper.

Start with a strip of paper. Tie a “knot” in the end of your paper.

Fold the end of the strip down and tuck it into the knot.

Fold the end of the strip down and tuck it into the knot.

Now wrap the other end of the strip around and around this pentagon you have formed, creasing gently as you go.

Now wrap the other end of the strip around and around this pentagon you have formed, creasing gently as you go.

Keep wrapping until you get to the end of the strip. Tuck the last bit of the strip into the pouch.

Keep wrapping until you get to the end of the strip. Tuck the last bit of the strip into the pouch.Now to make this little pentagon into a star, very gently and slowly use your fingernail to press on the centre of each of its edges. The star should puff out.

And your lovely little lucky star is all done. Make dozens of it and keep them in a cute little jar. Present it to your loved ones. It's a nice little gift. :)

And your lovely little lucky star is all done. Make dozens of it and keep them in a cute little jar. Present it to your loved ones. It's a nice little gift. 🙂