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"


  1. Thanks for setting up this blog! I was searching for instructions to make Angbao lantern when I came across this site.
    Now i can have a fun activity with my child to prepare for Chinese New Year!

  2. Thank you for visiting this blog and sharing that you have enjoyed fun activities with your child. I feel very happy and encouraged from your comment. I wish you and your family a Prosperous Chinese New Year.