Every year before Chinese New Year arrives, banks and corporate companies will all rush to release their specially designed Chinese New Year ang pow packets. Some keep it red, some print it in prosperous gold, while some keep it cute and fun with lots of colours and graphics. For people with a small family and limited circle of friends, there’s not much ang pow you can give out; more so for those who are not married. Instead of throwing it inside a recycle bin, let’s use everything for your house’s advantage! It’s not everyday you get so many new things FOC, it will be a sin to throw it away.
Most Chinese should have a little idea how to make decorative items with ang pow packets. Especially items like fish, lantern and Chinese fan, every Chinese kid did would have done it during school art lessons or at home with parents. If you are well equipped with tonnes of ang pow packets, and had already made enough fish, lantern and Chinese fan, take a look at some of the other things that you can make with ang pow packets below. The list is endless!
Tanglong with firecrackers
You can easily get step by step tutorial on how to make all those mentioned above online. Let’s be green this year, and start by recycling ang pow packets!