Feb
2
2016

DIY Chinese New Year Angpow Basket

Can you believe it that we will be welcoming the Fire Monkey in just a few more days? Still it is not too late to make some DIY CNY decor using past year’s ang pow packets. 

This is the first time I am making a basket using red packets. 

Chinese New Year Ang Pow Basket 

I used 6 red packets for the basket + 12 red packets for the decor + 6 gold packets for the base decor.

First, I cut 6 cardboards and insert into 6 angpow packets. 

Then I used cellophane tape to stick them all together. 

This is how it should look like after sticking them together. 

I cut a hexagon out of the Mandarin Orange box and wrapped it with red paper. 

Since we will be welcoming the Monkey this year, I purposely stick a cute monkey on it too :D

I placed it on the basket and stick the flaps to the hexagon board. 

There, all nice and ready to be decorated. 

I rolled 6 pieces of gold packets and glue the ends. 

As shown above. 

I stick them to the base of the basket. 

I also folded two red packets into fans and glued them together. I made 6 of this. 

I cut a long strip from the cardboard and wrapped it with red paper too.

The final step is to stick the handle onto the basket followed by all the decors. 

I bought those little flowers from Daiso.

My first ever Ang Pow basket. I made it for my Mom to keep Fortune Cookies in it :)

Check out the rest of our CNY DIY Angpow decor.

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) Chinese New Year Fan

15) Angry Bird Ang Pow Wheel of Fortune

16) Ang Pow Carousel Lantern

17) Personalised Ang Pow Packet

18) 12pcs Angpow Lantern

19) Ang Pow Koi Fish

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    Very nice angpow basket. You can make your own roses from ribbons too if you want to.

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    Merryn Reply:

    I’m never good with fabrics hence I rather buy those little roses. LoL.

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    Very creative and lovely. I love it.

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    Can make one for me? :)

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    Now, that is nice. Let’s see if I can manage that… ;)

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    Nice one Merryn! :)

    I see a lot of people getting fortune cookies this year and a lot of shops selling them. It doesn’t taste good though, maybe people just get them for the novelty and having a strip of fortune paper? There are even made in Malaysia brands this year, last year it was imported and quite expensive, some from the US.

    I love your ang pow crafts, they remind me of the ones my late mom used to do (although nowhere near as complicated as yours). I got a few nice ang pows this year too, thought the nicest two was from KidZania and Starbucks.

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