It’s the beginning of the new year and that means time to get busy again with DIY Chinese New Year Angpow decorations. We’ve been receiving requests on doing tutorial videos for the many DIY Chinese New Year Angpow decoration written tutorials I’ve shared in the past years. I was not into video making then hence there were no video tutorials for them but we are now so I’ll be sharing all our Chinese New Year […]
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 […]
Today’s Chinese New Year Angpow decor is a remake of the classic Red Packet Fish Ornament but we added additional tail to it, making it more beautiful :) Chinese New Year Red Packet Fish Ornament We’ll need an angpow with beautiful prints on it. Cut it into a square. Turn it over and draw lines as shown above. Cut along the lines. We’ll need another angpow with different print or color for the tail. Attach […]
Chinese New Year is just a month away. We will be welcoming the Year of the Monkey. As usual, it is time to take out the Angpow wrappers and make decors with them. I did an origami monkey with my gold wrappers. Chinese New Year Angpow Origami Monkey It is best to use gold wrappers to make this monkey. I tried with pink wrappers and my friends do not seem to fancy it. They said pink […]
You may want to make this beautiful 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… 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: 12-pcs Angpow Lantern All you need is only 12 pieces of angpow packets […]
I’ve got many requests for this Ang Pow Fish Lantern. I’m not too sure why when there are many more other beautiful lanterns that we can do. Maybe because it is a fish and Chinese people like fish? Makes sense? No? Nevermind. Whatever the reason, it is very simple to make this. So fish it is. Ang Pow Fish Lantern You will need 18 ang pow wrappers for this. Ang means red. You do not necessarily […]
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. Ang pow lantern I used big toilet paper rolls instead of the normal small ones as this […]
By the time we woke up on Chap Goh Mei was already noon as we had an extremely hectic day before. Will blog about that later. In the evening, we went to this Kindergarten that Ethan will be attending next month as I’ve already promised a friend (at the very last minute) to help her out in a Red Packet Craft competition. We only got together the night before to work out on what could […]
Here’s a collection of our past angpow lanterns and Chinese New Year crafts. Angpow Koi Fish We received endless request for the angpow koi fish template. Click here for the full tutorial. The good news is we have finally uploaded the template below and also in our original post. Just click, save and print it and trace it onto your angpow packets. Angpow Lucky Star Lantern Click here for the full tutorial. Angpow Ball […]
Hello to our lovely readers! If you’ve been following me on my Facebook Page you’ll know that I’ll be appearing on “Hello on Two” RTM2 this 4th February 2013 at 7am. I’ll be demonstrating how to make AngPow lanterns and I need your kind opinion which of these following 3 lanterns I should demo. 1) Angpow Flower Lantern 2) Angpow Ball Lantern 3) Angpow Fish Lantern Can help me choose? Thank you very much! :D
We are going to make a Chinese New Year Angpow Flower Lantern today. TUTORIAL VIDEO Angpow flower lantern We’ll need 60 pieces of square angpows. It is getting rather difficult to get square red packets these days as the ones I got are mostly rectangular ones and these are my final 60 square ones :( Fold half and fold the flip down. Staple. Repeat this steps for the entire 60 angpows. Separate them into […]
Chinese New Year is around the corner (seriously?) and this year we’ll be ushering the slithering SNAKE! Let’s make a cute little snake today shall we? DIY Ang Pow SNAKE Cut open an angpow. Remove excess edges to form a clean square. Fold both ends into the middle and fold again. Fold the flip down, open and fold the other one up. This is just to create the crease. You’ll get these lines as shown […]
We are early this time around in making Chinese New Year Ang Pow decor. It’s just that the mojo suddenly comes ya know? :D Today we are going to share how to make a simple red packet snake as we will be welcoming the year of the SNAKE in 2013. Ang Pow Snake Cut open a red packet. Fold in half and cut away excess to get a square. Fold both sides to the middle. […]
Today we are going to make another Lantern out of Red Packets. I don’t know what to call this. Can’t find any auspicious name for it but since it looks like a carousel to me, we shall refer it as Ang Pow Carousel Lantern :D DIY Chinese New Year decor : Ang Pow Carousel Lantern Fold as shown above Fold again as shown above. Looking like a slice of pizza now.. yum yum :P Fold […]
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 […]
We are making an auspicious Ancient Coin Lantern using red packets today :) TUTORIAL VIDEO 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. […]
I’m going to share TWO tutorial videos to make TWO different types of STAR lantern for the upcoming Chinese New Year. CNY Lucky Star Lantern Version 1 CNY Lucky Star Lantern Version 2 Check out the rest of our Chinese New Year decor collections or click on our playlist for the full set of DIY CNY Angpow Decor: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0tRhnSGZm9o9YSiYJApcMibzk35NwoqU* 1) Red Packet Ancient Coin Lantern 2) Ang Bao Gold Fish […]
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