Created With Aloha Two

Created With Aloha Two

Friday, March 6, 2015

In Honor of Chinese New Year

In honor of Chinese New Year I try to make some thing crafty for family and friends each year.  This year I decide to make a magnet/decoration

to attach on packages of rice crackers (For the package of rice crackers I decided to add an extra

stripe of paper so that it's a little more stable.  I put a message on the back of it from my family as well as the magnets.)

take out boxes with fortune cookies inside,

and toppers of key chains.

I purchased the Year of the Ram stamp from a Japanese bookstore.  As soon as I saw the stamp I had to purchase it even though it was more pricey than what I would usually pay for a stamp.  It was more on the pricey side since it's imported from Japan.   I just love all the detail on the stamp. I also made gave these notepads on to my Sunday School students (I put each of them in a red envelope.)

and made two of these Mickey toppers for friends.

Before I end this post I wanted to share a picture of my hubby and I in our Chinese outfits.

We wear them annual to church for our porridge brunch.  Check out these two big pots of porridge that an "uncle" made.

Each of us bring condiments to share. It's always lots of fun enjoying porridge together as a church family. I hope that you enjoyed what I shared today.  Don't you think holidays are always a lot more fun when you can put a crafty touch to them?  Thanks for dropping by!


  1. OMGosh Colleen, you sure put together a bunch of awesome gifts for family and friends. The magnet/decoration works really well on the treat bags, take-out boxes, and key chain. Bet everyone looks forward to the goodies you create from the heart.
    WOW, those are 2 HUGE pots of porridge. Must be enough to feed a hundred people or so. Have a fun weekend.

  2. Just wow!!
    The two pots can feed an army! Lol

  3. Hi Colleen!
    Great CNY gifts, that stamp is really pretty. You and hubby look really cute in your outfits. I agree both pots could definitely feed an army. Have a nice weekend!