Chinese New Year Angpow Lantern

It’s time to dig out your ang pow packets and make Chinese New Year decorations again because before you know it, Chinese New Year will appear right in front of you :)

Though I’ve always used only angpow packets for my decorations, today’s decor requires one additional item though. We’ll need toilet paper rolls to make this lantern. 
Angpow lantern diy tutorial

Ang pow lantern

angpow lantern

I used big toilet paper rolls instead of the normal small ones as this will make a bigger and rounder lantern. 

Glue angpow wrapper to cover the TP Roll. I used red craft paper instead coz it’s easier. 

angpow lantern diy

For the outer layer, I used only the front part of angpow wrappers. Using a knife, I cut lines, leaving about a cm on both top and bottom of the angpow wrapper. 

making own angpow lantern

Stick it to the TP roll. I need 3 pieces of angpow wrapper to cover the entire roll. 

red packet lantern

Once done, tie a gold string through it so you can hang it. An ornament tail will make this red packet lantern nicer too. 

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) 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) Angpow Flower Lantern

20) 12pcs Angpow Lantern

14 Comments + Add Comment

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    Wahhhhhh!!!! So fast already Chinese New Year mood kah?

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    Wow! That is early! But I also took off my xmas decor and started shopping for cny decor yesterday. Haha. See if in mood or have free times, will try make this lovely lantern of yours.

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    Can teach me ?

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    My mom used to make these type of DIY lanterns too, I helped her once for awhile, and quickly got relegated to watching her on the sidelines XD

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    Very pretty lantern! Thanks for showing us how to make it!

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    wah wah Merryn.. so fast already CNY prep ka? hahahaha. i can’t wait for new clothes and angpau, too ;D

    happy New Year to you, William & your lovelylovely boys!!

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    You are fast!
    Me no mood and no time to do such things :p
    Wishing you and family a happy new year!

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    I like, I like, I really like this angpow lantern. Thanks for sharing, Merryn. Happy New Year to you and your family.

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    Happy New Year to you and your family! May all of you be blessed with good health, prosperity and happiness.

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