7 Easy DIY Chinese New Year Decorations You Can Make With Your Red Packets

Even prettier than what you can buy outside, because you made it!

Apart from the yummy snacks, it's not really Chinese New Year without the red and auspicious decorations. Skip the mass-produced lanterns and crackers; give your home a unique festive spruce-up by making a few crafts yourself. What better way to spend some quality time together with your family during the holidays than DIY-ing awesome crafts? And you already have the main materials right at your disposal - extra red packets! You'll impress your party guests, and you're going green!

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7. Flower Lanterns

Possibly the easiest craft on this list (which is saying something), these lanterns would beautify any room. Each lantern is made of 10 red packets, each folded and stapled by the edges to form an oval, and then a big wheel when all stapled together. If you have a few differently coloured red packets, even better! Call them lotus flowers or wheels of fortune, one thing you can’t deny is how unbelievably simple it is to make something so gorgeous!

Follow the tutorial here.

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