Chinese wishing tree in a pot

chinese-wishing-tree-craft

Chinese New Year is the biggest holiday celebrated among Chinese people. It is often referred to as the spring festival because it signals the beginning of spring. It is a time when families and friends get together to say goodbye to the old and welcome the new.

During New Year celebration, Chinese people write their wishes on bright red paper and tie them on the wishing tree. We offer you to make your own!

Craft supplies

Tree’s brunch (pick up in the forest, please do not break off alive tree!)
Wooden pot from craft store (or just cut 1/3 from toilet paper roll)
Air dry clay for ‘soil’
Acrylic paint – golden and brown
Brush
Red ribbon

Directions

Fill the pot with clay and insert the ‘tree’ in the center
Paint the pot and the tree with golden paint
Paint the ‘soil’ with brown
When branches are dry, tie pieces of red ribbon all over it – it will symbolize your wishes. Or, you can use paper with real written wishes on it. Display and enjoy!
Xin nein kuai le! (‘Happy New Year’ in Mandarin)

Sun nin fy lok! (‘Happy New Year’ in Cantonese)

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