Hongbao Fish Tanglong//Lantern Tutorial!

in art •  10 months ago

Hello Steemians! In this post today, I'm going to show y'all how to make a hongbao fish tanglong ( lantern ) for the upcoming Chinese New Year.

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Materials

  • 12 unused hongbao's or red paper
  • Embroidery thread, cardboard & beads ( to make the tassels )
  • Stapler

Steps to make the tassels

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  1. Wrap the embroidery thread ( any colour you want ) on a piece of cardboard. ( 1st picture )
  2. The more the number of loops you make, the thicker your tassel will be.
  3. Cut a short length of embroidery thread and thread it through the wrapped thread. ( 1st picture )
  4. Optional : I put a bead through the short length of thread so I can attach a string through the tassel.
  5. Cut the bottom of the wrapped thread evenly and then centre the short length of thread and tie a knot. (2nd picture)
  6. Next I took a needle and attached a string to put it on the tassel. ( 3rd picture )
  7. Optional : Add a bead to the vertical string. ( 3rd picture )
  8. Fold both ends of the tassel down and cut another short length of same colour thread to tie it around the tassel down from the top. ( 4th picture )

Steps to make Fish Tanglong ( Lantern )

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Fold down the 4 corners of the hongbao, do this with 8 hongbao packets.

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Next join two hongbao packets like pictured and staple them together.

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Join another two hongbao packets to make a coin shape as pictured and staple the corners together

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Make another coin shape with 4 more hongbao's

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Join the 2 coin shape corners together and staple them.

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Next take another hongbao packet and overlap two corners and staple them as pictured.
Do this with 4 hongbao packets

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Place the four hongbao packets as pictured to form the fins and tail. Then staple them to the coin shape.

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Add the tassel you created to the fish by stapling or using tape. If you want you can add an eye and a mouth to the fish


And you're done! Here's a picture of me and the fish I made.

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nice!
very interesting..
i make some art too.. http://trayan.info/category/analog/deco/string-art-psy-art/

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Thank you!

definitely something cute that shows you put in some work for CNY!

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thanks bro

i find that the lips and eyes are a nice touch! ahahha

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Hehe thank you!!