My hubby does this "Lamp-shaped" Chinese New Year lantern. He made a pair and put them up at our door.
The lantern does give an oriental look to home decorations.
Now, you would want to get ready the following materials to make a lamp-shaped lantern:
- 24 red packets (also known as "Ang Bao", "Hong Bao" or red envelopes)
- A piece of red string estimated 30cm ( to attach the lantern for hanging
- A red tassel with a pearl bead.