Make Your Own CNY Decorations!
New Year, New Zodiac, new decorations. Instead of heading out into the chaos of crowded Chinatown to hunt for auspicious decorations to spruce up your home, why not try making them yourself or with your family? After all, what better way to get into the spirit of a family reunion than making your own décor?
To get your imagination going, we’ve plucked some of our favourite DIY pieces here for you:
1. Chinese Paper Peonies
Great to place on tables, or to stick onto your walls or doors, this paper flower is easier to make than you think!
2. Toilet Paper Firecrackers
Start hoarding those toilet rolls, and make this beautiful piece just in time for that reunion dinner.
3. Paper Lantern
Pretty to hang from a doorway, make this paper lantern for yourself and customise it as much as you like!
4. Easy Ang Pow Lantern
Recycle old Ang Pows with this quick and easy lantern idea!
5. Chinese New Year Wreath
Upcycle that wreath from Christmas by adding a few new decorations to change it up! Just add a few ang-pows to jazz it up, and you've got a CNY ready decoration in just a matter of minutes.
6. Tealight Lantern
Make your own “atas” lighted lanterns with this easy craft below:
7. DIY Tassel Garland
Easy to do and fun to hang around the house, make your own tassels here:
8. Cherry Blossom Lantern
Upcycle an Ikea lantern with this easy craft idea that can be kept up even after Chinese New Year!