DIY Chinese New Year decorations : Chinese Fan

It’s that time of the year again to be making Chinese New Year decorations :D Today we are going to make a Chinese Fan.

We’ll need a wrapping paper, some gold thread and some Ang Bao wrappers.

Fold the paper accordion style. Click here to find out more about accordion fold.

Fold it in half and glue together.

Cut two triangles.

Tie a gold thread at the bottom of the fan.

Cut the bottom of the fan.

Cut out nice pictures out of the Ang Bao wrappers and decorate the fan as you wish. I also use glitter glue to line the fan. You may also want to stick a tussle at the bottom of the fan :D

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) Red Packet Fish Lantern

10) Red Packet Fan Tree Ornament

11) Red Packet Fish Tree Ornament

12) Fingerprint Cherry Blossom

13) Toilet Paper Roll Orange

14) Angry Bird Ang Bao Wheel of Fortune

15) Carousel Lantern

16) Ang Pow Fish

17) 12pcs Angpow Lantern

18) Ang Pow Basket

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    Happy Chinese New Year!


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    wow, i can feel the CNY mood already :D anyway wish you happy New Year 2012 first!

    Latest: Happy Hakka 2012!


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    Happy New Year 2012 and tQ for the fan making so that we can fan the days to sail faster to CNY? haha.


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    Nice! It gave me inspiration.. since I’m so free at home now, haha.


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    wow!! nice design for the fan!! Happy New Year! :D


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    i love these ideas. awesome to have some DIY decors this new year.

    happy new year merryn!


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    wah, so nice one?? i’m very impressed by those little flowers!! if i’m to cut them from the angpow packets, sure all the petals are gone, wakakakakaka~~ :D


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    Very nice red fan/.


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    Wow! Great job! Love it! That OCBC angpow reminded me of the days I worked there few years back, I love that design you know! It’s a puzzle, you lined up each of the angpow side by side and it made up a nice landscape picture :)


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    Haha, I only did the simplest version without any decoration on the fan :P


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    Wow, wow! I must find one good day to go through all your archieve on DIY CNY decor. This fan is very nice too.


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