Happy Chinese New Year!

by Natalie Wright | Jan 31, 2014

Happy Friday friends, and happy Chinese New Year! Do you have big plans celebrating tonight? It’s not to late to throw together a fabulous party, especially if you have a Cricut machine! It’s the year of the horse, and we already have some really great artwork in our Cricut image library!

Whenever I plan a holiday party using my Cricut, I always try to focus on just a few key elements on my table. I start with the centerpiece, and since this one is made out of paper flowers, it can be used again and again! Use our Giant Flower cartridge to make these adorable oversized roses. The charming steed is cut to six inches wide, and is from our My World cartridge.


I also like to include some sort of party favor for guests. Our take-out box from the Bags, Tags, Boxes and More 2 cartridge has a box that looks just like a real Chinese restaurant take-out box. Fill it with fortune cookies or candy, and it’s the perfect little thank you for your guests. Since the entire box is cut from just one piece of paper, it’s an incredibly easy project to put together. Just embellish the finished box with a little bit of wire to make a handle, and cut the attached pagoda image from our My World cartridge.


Since Chinese New Year is a great holiday to focus on food, don’t forget to pick up some chopsticks for your party. A simple chopstick holder can be made by sewing two 3”x7” strips of paper together on three sides, and customizing with this great Chinese symbol from our Ultimate Creative Sampler cartridge.


Just one more project to make your party complete! Use removable vinyl to embellish your dinnerware with a fun Asian theme. This oversized pagoda is a lovely detailed cut from our Sweet Tooth Boxes cartridge. First, measure the center of your plate, and then cut the pagoda with your Cricut. After weeding your image, be sure to use Cricut Transfer Tape so your pagoda image adheres smoothly to your plate. 


That’s it! Now you are ready to throw the perfect Chinese New Year party, and just a few simple projects have helped you make a big, festive impact. Don’t you just love simple planned parties? I always have more fun when I kept things simple. 


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