This weekend's DIY round up celebrates the arrival of Chinese New Year with celebrations starting from Monday, heralding the arrival of the Year of the Monkey. Have a fun and creative weekend, and I hope that the Year of the Monkey brings you happiness, health, and prosperity.
Clockwise from the upper left:
- Mini Paper Lantern Garland (From Yours Truly)
- Party Favours with Free Printable Wrappers (Hoosier Homemade)
- DIY Red Envelopes (One Dog Woof)
- Long Lai-See Packet (Red Envelope) Lanterns (BaoBae)
- Decorated Fans (Laughing Kids Learn) Crafting with the kids!
- Fabric Fortune Cookies (BHG)
Bonus idea: FreePik has some fun (free!) designs available for the Chinese New Year with everything from classic to cute. Most are vectors so you would need to be a user of a vector graphics program such as Adobe Illustrator, but there are a few Photoshop PSD format files in the mix and, of course, if you are using as a free download vs. paid premium, you need to keep the FreePik credit in your design so using some of the designs (i.e. those without fill-in text) as a straight-up jpeg could work for you as well. Not an affiliate or referral link, just sharing!
Looking for more creative ideas? You can try the past Six for Saturday (or Sunday) posts, searching the blog under the DIY type of your preference, or I also have a whole board full of of tutorials and DIY on Pinterest along with stack of other creative pins. If you decide to make something fabulous or post something special this weekend, you are welcome to share here in the comments or post something over at Creativity Unmasked on Facebook. We are all about sharing so, on our page, a little bit of self shout-out is actively encouraged.
PS: The dogs at dalmatian DIY have been keen to celebrate the Chinese New Year too, mixing up a batch of dog-friendly fortune cookies. Any excuse for a treat! On the subject of which, don't forget to save room for a few pancakes this Tuesday - it's Pancake Day / Mardi Gras! Bring on the maple syrup - yum! :)