It’s been a while since our last project. This time round we are gonna teach you something really sweet for the Chinese New Year – craft your own Heart-Shaped Ang Pao (Chinese Red Envelope)!
Since young I’ve always been intrigued by origami, and I thought I could do something really special for the upcoming Chinese New Year, which also happens to coincide with Valentine’s Day! After some engineering, I came up with this heart-shaped ang pao to symbolise this really special occasion.
How often do the 2 special occasions fall on the same day? This heart-shaped ang bao succinctly symbolises the significance of the union of the 2 really special occasions. Of course, you may also use it as an envelope for your Valentine’s love note.
Step 1: Materials
2. Stick glue/double side tape
4. Cutter Knife/Scissors
5. Paper scorer
6. Cutting mat
Download and print template over red colored papers.
Don’t forget to fit to A4 size when printing.
Step 2: Cut
Step 3: Score
(using a paper scorer is not mandatory but if you don’t, folds won’t turn out as neat).
Step 4: Fold
Then fold bottom left corner upwards. You should also see side A.
Step 5: Fold
Then push the bottom right corner inward such that you lay side B beside side A.