Red Packet Ancient Coin Lantern


Posted by Merryn | Posted in Chinese New Year, Festive Crafts | Posted on 26-01-2011 | 24,624 views

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We are making an auspicious Ancient Coin Lantern using red packets today πŸ™‚

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 πŸ˜€

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

Ang Pao Ball Lantern


Posted by Merryn | Posted in Chinese New Year, Festive Crafts, YouTube tutorial | Posted on 25-01-2011 | 31,309 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.Β  Let’s watch this video and I’m sure you’ll be able to make your very own beautiful ball lantern using red packets πŸ˜€

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 πŸ˜€

Red Packet Lucky Star Lantern


Posted by Merryn | Posted in Chinese New Year, Festive Crafts, Paper Crafts, Shapes | Posted on 15-01-2011 | 36,919 views

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We are going to make a Star out of red packets today πŸ˜€

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 πŸ˜€ Tie a gold string so you can hang it.

Add a beautiful tassle to make your star a lovely one πŸ™‚

Ang Pow Lucky Star lantern

Craft Stick Lantern


Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Chinese New Year, Craft Stick, Crafts by Materials, Festive Crafts, Panda, Paper Crafts, Party Craft | Posted on 10-09-2010 | 60,425 views

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Remember the abstract art we did previously? If you don’t, check it out here.

We are going to make a lantern out of that art piece today.

Craft Stick Lantern

Paste 4 craft sticks to form a square on the art piece

Paste more sticks until you get 4 squares

Cut and paste the end together. Cover the bottom and stick a tea light in the middle.

I made another using Panda as the motive and I find it really cool πŸ˜€

Using crayons, I drew a couple of pandas on a tracing paper

Like this πŸ™‚

Cover it with another tracing paper

Iron. Again, please be careful while handling hot iron. Make sure the little ones are no where nearby.

Cut and glue together

Nice πŸ™‚

Red Packet Fish Lantern


Posted by Merryn | Posted in Chinese New Year, Festive Crafts, Paper Crafts, Party Craft | Posted on 21-01-2010 | 121,212 views

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This year, I want to hang some Ang Pow fish in my porch πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

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

1)Β Red packet Ball Lantern

2)Β Red Packet Ancient Coin Lantern

3)Β Ang Bao Gold Fish

4)Β Lucky Star Lantern

5)Β Red Packet Toilet Paper Roll Fire Cracker

6)Β Chinese Paper Cut – SPRING

7)Β Fortune Cookie Fridge Magnet

8 )Β Red Packet Sea Shell Tree Ornament

9)Β CNY Angpow Lantern

10)Β Red Packet Fan Tree Ornament

11)Β Red Packet Fish Tree Ornament

12)Β Fingerprint Cherry Blossom

13)Β Toilet Paper Roll Orange

14)Β 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