Wednesday, January 30, 2013

How to Make a Diamond Ang Pow Lantern

This Diamond Chinese New Year Ang Pow Lantern is very simple to make and it uses 4 Red Packets

Materials you need:
1) 4 red packets
2) Super Glue
3) A tassel
4) Estimated 30 cm red string ( you can decide the length you want)
5) beads (optional, I didn't use it in my video here)

Here is the video that I have created to show you how it is made. Enjoy and have fun!

Monday, January 28, 2013

2013 Chinese New Year Lantern Decoration along South Bridge Road, Chinatown, Singapore

My hubby and I visited Chinatown few days ago to feel the atmosphere of Chinese New Year. Along South Bridge Road, we could see the road was decorated with a row of yellow lanterns.

We then followed the row of lanterns along road.

When we reached the junction of Upper Cross Street, Cross Street and South Bridge Road, we found this very cute snake head.

The following pictures show this long Snake from different views, which it is made of many yellow lanterns. We felt this is a very creative display to welcome 2013, the year of the Snake.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

How to make a Lamp-shaped Chinese New Year Lantern with 24 Red Packets

Chinese New Year (CNY) 2013 is round the corner. It's time for spring clean and make new decorations for our home.

My hubby does this "Lamp-shaped" Chinese New Year lantern. He made a pair and put them up at our door.

The lantern does give an oriental look to home decorations.

Now, you would want to get ready the following materials to make a lamp-shaped lantern:

- 24 red packets (also known as "Ang Bao", "Hong Bao" or red envelopes)

- Stapler

- A piece of red string estimated 30cm ( to attach the lantern for hanging

- A red tassel with a pearl bead.

Here's "How to make a Lamp-Shaped Chinese New Year Lanterns with 24 Ang Bao"