DIY Chinese New Year decorations #ChineseNewYear #wintercrafts #winterdecor

As you may have gathered by now, I‘m rather partial to a seasonal event. Halloween may be my number 1 (even if the rest of the UK is still playing catch-up!), but whether it’s balls for Burns or dragon eggs for St George, I just love me a national celebration.

Any excuse for a good knees up.

DIY Chinese New Year decorations #ChineseNewYear #wintercrafts #winterdecor

For me, it’s all about the decorations. I like nothing better than to throw together a small, but significant, vignette in a nod to the event of the hour, but the UK high street doesn’t always share my enthusiasm. Last year, simply sourcing a St George’s flag was like trying to find rocking horse shit!

No wonder I end up making my own decorations.

DIY Chinese New Year decorations #ChineseNewYear #wintercrafts #winterdecor

After the long dark days of New Year, February comes alive in a riot of red. While the shops go all out for Valentine’s Day, I was pleasantly surprised recently to see Tesco getting in on the act with a few decorative pieces for Chinese New Year.

I’ve always had a fondness for this amazing festival. Maybe it’s the changing dates in accordance with the cycles of the moon that speaks to the witch in me. Or perhaps it’s just such a colourful and fiery occasion, it takes the edge off February’s harsh weather.

DIY Chinese New Year decorations #ChineseNewYear #wintercrafts #winterdecor

More likely, it’s an excellent reason to break out the wok and indulge in one of my favourite world cuisines. My Chinese stir fry is the stuff of legend, you know.

Well… Beloved loves it, anyway.

This year, Chinese New Year falls on February 5th and marks the start of the Chinese Year of the Pig. I haven’t decided whether I’ll be indulging in any fortune cookies yet, but no doubt I’ll be doing a loft run for the DIY decorations I made last year.

DIY Chinese New Year decorations #ChineseNewYear #wintercrafts #winterdecor

I knocked up these Chinese lanterns on the Cricut, while the Happy New Year printable on the console was designed in Photoshop.

And I’m offering them both to you as free downloads, including a cut file for the Cricut!

DIY Chinese New Year decorations #ChineseNewYear #wintercrafts #winterdecor

The eagle-eyed among you might have noticed that the Happy Chinese New Year print in these images is 2018’s Year of the Dog, but you’ll be pleased to know I’ve created a brand new version for 2019’s Year of the Pig, especially for you!

To get your hands on my DIY Chinese New Year Decorations, simply click on the file you want from the list below.

Happy Chinese New Year of the Pig 2019

Chinese New Year of the Pig 2019 Free Printable #ChineseNewYear #Cricut #freeprintable


  • Click on the image above to take you to the full-size JPG version
  • Download to your computer
  • Print and frame

Chinese Lantern Cricut Cut File

Chinese Lantern Free Cricut Cut File #ChineseNewYear #Cricut #freeprintable
  • Click on the image above to take you to the full-size PNG version
  • Download to your computer
  • Upload into Design Space
  • TOP TIP – To avoid inserting the copywrite information into your project, hit the eraser or crop functions before saving
  • Save as a cut file (or print then cut, if you wish) 
  • Cut your lanterns and hang. If you already have red card in your stash, fab! I didn’t, so I cut these Chinese Lanterns on white cardstock, which I then painted red and highlighted with gold.

I’ve only ever worked with the Cricut, but I believe you can also use PNG files with the Silhouette Cameo, so feel free to give it a go!

Chinese Lantern Picture File

Chinese Lantern Free Cricut Cut File #ChineseNewYear #Cricut #freeprintable
  • Click on the image above to take you to the full-size JPG version
  • Download to your computer
  • Use as you wish, so long as it’s for your own personal pleasure! You could cut out different sizes of the lantern with scissors, or print it out and frame it as it is.

I hope you enjoy your downloads. I’m off to find me a lucky cat.

Happy Chinese New Year!

A hui hou,

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Make your own easy Chinese New Year decorations with these free downloads from The Witch at OneandSeventy #ChineseNewYear #WinterCrafts

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