Red Packet Ancient Coin Lantern

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Chinese New Year, Festive Crafts | Posted on 26-01-2011 | 18,399 views

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We are making an auspicious Ancient Coin Lantern using red packets today 🙂

Ang Pao Ancient Coin Lantern

You’ll need to fold 16 packets of ang paos as shown above – fold all four edges.

Staple them together to get 4 of the above

Staple them together to get the above

Arrange and staple them as shown above

Side view. Add tassel and your lantern is done 😀

If you still don’t get it, watch this video

Ang Pao Ball Lantern

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Chinese New Year, Festive Crafts, YouTube tutorial | Posted on 25-01-2011 | 26,096 views

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I made some beautiful ball lanterns and many have requested for me to share the steps here.

Red Packet Ball Lantern

Gold Packet Ball Lantern

I found it very difficult to explain it with pictures but I found this video instead.  Let’s watch this video and I’m sure you’ll be able to make your very own beautiful ball lantern using red packets 😀

A friend of mine requested me to make it round, like a ball without those spikes. What you need to do is just follow the steps shown in the video, and after you are done, just fold the spikes and staple them.

Staple as shown above. Your lantern will turn out lovely 😀

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 | 29,608 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

Accordion fold red packet butterfly

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Butterfly, Chinese New Year, Festive Crafts, Insect crafts, Paper Crafts, Party Craft | Posted on 08-02-2010 | 16,791 views

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Accordion fold red packet butterfly

Cut the red packet as you'll need only a side and not both.

Fold it accordion style. You'll need to do two of this.

Pinch the middle and cut it into two different sizes.

Staple in the middle to secure it.

Spread the wings and your butterfly is done. Use a double sided tape to secure it onto your window panes or wall 🙂

If you have any butterfly ideas, do share it with us here and we’ll link it back to you 🙂

Red Packet Seashell Tree Ornament

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Chinese New Year, Festive Crafts, Paper Crafts, Party Craft | Posted on 29-01-2010 | 35,981 views

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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

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 | 99,707 views

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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

Red Packet Fan Tree Ornament

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Chinese New Year, Craft from Recycled Materials, Festive Crafts, Paper Crafts, Party Craft | Posted on 14-01-2010 | 41,515 views

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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

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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 | 53,040 views

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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