Fold Some Fun into this Chinese New Year Decoration with Koi Fish!

Weekend is here!! Looking for something to do?

Chinese New Year is also just less than a month away!

Have you started decorating for the auspicious celebration? or Cracking your head on how to decorate your house?

Here’s a great idea for you to try! Just read through this posts and be ready to get your hands “dirty” !

We did this on Monday to be put up on our walls as our decoration for this festive season. It’s really quite a lot of fun.And there was an overwhelming satisfaction seeing the fishes transform from a blank piece of white paper into a life-like fishes. We chose Koi fish as it symbolizes prosperity, good fortune and abundance. In Chinese, we always say Nian Nian You Yu.(年年有余),literally meaning  excess of prosperity every year.The yu ( 余 )here means excess and the word fish( 鱼) in Chinese has the same pronunciation,kind of a play of words. Also, it’s our favorite pet! Look at how lively they are!

Top View of all our dear fishes

Top View of all our dear fishes

We’ll teach you how. But first we need you to prepare some materials first.

Materials:

1 piece of plain A4 size drawing paper

A pair of scissors

UHU glue( or any strong adhesive glue)

Poster colour

A small brush

Some artistic talent

And lots of creativity!

Here’s the step-to-step basis on how to make these beautiful Koi fishes. Suits our blog theme too!

This is the most important step as it determines the size and shape of the fish. Take note the both sides are preferably of the same size.

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Just follow the trace and cut it deliberately.

Just follow the trace and cut it deliberately.

The blank fish is now ready to be painted!

The blank fish is now ready to be painted!

Step 4:  Time to paint the fish and create your personal Koi fishes!! Let your creativity go wild!!

Step 5: Paint the most prominent part of the fish pattern.

Step 5: Paint the most prominent part of the fish pattern.

Step 6: Detailised the scales, fins and the eyes.

Step 6: Detailised the scales, fins and the eyes.

Tadaa!!! The completed Koi fish!

Tadaa!!! The completed Koi fish!

Step 7: Make a few more of different colours and patterns. Here’s the yellow koi fish.

The smiling fish. It makes us smile every time we see this ;)

The smiling fish. It makes us smile every time we see this 😉

The fish is saying :)

The fish is saying 🙂

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Our Blackie, yet the cutest of all 😉

According to Feng Shui, a black fish is needed as the part of a group of nine fishes collection to absorb all the negative energies. The positive energy emitted by the other fishes will continue to prosper the family who display the group of nine fishes in a harmonious way.

Our Prettiest Koi fish, the most feminine among all..

Our Prettiest Koi fish, the most feminine among all..

Our Koi fishes having Reunion Meal aka 团年饭 'Tuan Nian Fan' together

Our Koi fishes having Reunion Meal aka 团年饭 ‘Tuan Nian Fan’ together

Our favourite Koi fishes and yours truly :)

Our favourite Koi fishes and yours truly 🙂

Now, you can own these cute prosperous Koi fishes too!

Make it yourself, or you can email us at endearingmoments@hotmail.com to order. Let us know the quantity, color and pattern you want. We will custom make every fishes especially for you @ RM 5 /fish. Purchase 9 fish and we will pack in a quality calligraphy about  A 3 size for free.The fishes will ‘swim’ directly to your doorstep! (At the local delivery charges of course!)

Trivia about Chinese New Year:It is the most important traditional Chinese Festivity known as ‘Spring Festival’ based on the lunar calendar.Reunion dinner 团年饭 ‘Tuan Nian Fan’ (or lunch ) is a must for families on the last day of the previous year.Chinese New Year’s Eve is a day where Chinese families gather for their annual reunion dinner known as Chúxī (除夕), literally “Eve of the Passing Year.” Chinese from all over the world will travel by all means possible to reach their home and participate in this the reunion dinner.

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. WP
    Jan 20, 2013 @ 05:34:22

    The fish look great! I’d love to try making some too, but I think the painting part won’t go very well… haha

    Reply

  2. endearingmoments
    Jan 20, 2013 @ 13:43:40

    Try first! You can practice the painting later. Put your happy feeling into doing the fishes and it will turn out great. 🙂

    Reply

  3. Catherine Chen
    Jan 28, 2013 @ 13:49:52

    very creative!

    Reply

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