Lunar New Year this year 2010 falls on 14 February. It's also Valentine's Day.
This heart-shaped lantern adds Valentine's Day ambience while we are celebrating Chinese New Year.
For this heart-shaped Chinese New Year Lantern, I used 21 pieces of red packets, although the steps in my manual I counted was only 20 pieces.
1. Five pieces of red packet, folded into diamond shape. Staple them to form a 5 petals blossom. Make two sets.
2. The side is made with three pieces of diamond shaped folded red packet. There are 2 sides, you will need six pieces.
3. At the top was four pieces of diamond shaped folded red packets.
4. I used an extra one red packet to stick on the top so that I could hold it with a string for hanging.
It's quite challenging to me to make this heart-shaped lantern. I tried thrice, and only this looks like a heart. The other 2 turned out to look like a red pepper and a strawberry.
You could stick addition flower decoration to the lantern to make it exotic. For me, a simple valentine will do. :)