12-pcs CNY Angpow Lantern

You may want to make this beautiful flower lantern..
Angpow Flower Lantern

But you’ll need a whopping 60 pieces of angpow packets for that!

Or you may want to make this equally gorgeous ball lantern

Angpow ball lantern

But you’ll still need 30 pieces of angpow packets for that!

What if you only have 12 pieces of angpow to spare? Fret not for you can still make this:

DIY CNY Angpow lantern tutorial 1

12-pcs Angpow Lantern

DIY Angpow lantern 1

All you need is only 12 pieces of angpow packets and fold all as shown above.

DIY CNY Angpow lantern 1

Staple 4 together to make a set.

Angpow lantern DIY

Staple another 4 to make another set. Set aside the remaining 4 pieces.

Angpow lantern

Arrange the remaining 4 pieces as shown above and staple to the first set.

DIY CNY Angpow lantern 2

This is how the 4 loose pieces should be attached to the first set. Once done, staple the second set to it and it’s done.

DIY CNY Angpow lantern tutorial

As simple as ABC and with the least number of angpow packets too but is equally nice. Make sure you use your nicest angpow packets though as this lantern basically shows off the design of the entire packet with nothing to hide :)


Here’s the video tutorial of this simple 12-pcs angpow lantern:

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) Ang Pow Basket

17 Comments + Add Comment

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    So hard to beg for ang paos these days… Banks not so generous anymore, some places even have sets, very nice, of say 4 or 6…for sale! We pay to advertise for them. Tsk! Tsk!

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    Nice! This is something my late mom loved to do – I brought her ang pows last year but since she’s gone, there’s no one to make these things anymore.

    Yours looks good though and I agree, it’s hard to get ang pows nowadays, it’s given out as gifts for purchases instead of free now.

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    I made this before! But already N years ago haha

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    Very pretty lanterns made from ang pow packs.

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    But I prefer the more sophisticated flower lantern and the gorgeous ball lantern! :)

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    Lovely. Now you are really in the cny mood.

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    Looks easy but the problem is I’m lazy, wakaka!

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    Nice, very nice, I like this lantern very much. I must do these with my girls .

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    Hey Merryn! Thanks for the gift, Bunny showed me. You’re so talented with crafts ah.

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