Add a little pink and gold to your otherwise very red Chinese New Year. While Beijingers ring in the new year with their usual bang (fireworks and firecrackers), gather the kids and break out the crafts to make delectable Valentine Day presents for loved ones.
Ever-so-crafty Martha Stewart gives you Valentine Treat Cups, a simple, elegant and delicious gift. All that is needed is plastic cups, crepe paper (or improvise with tissue paper), and gold trim (try any color ribbon). Use the cups to decorate your table or pass them on to friends and family.
Another edible Valentine craft is mini-pretzel wreaths, made from pretzels, assorted candy and melted chocolate (substitute for glue). Instructions here. Hang the wreath at home or enjoy your craft as dessert!
Take a trip to 798, Muxiyuan Fabric Market, Jenny Lou’s, April Gourmet, or your local grocery store for fabric, cups, pretzels, candy and other craft supplies.
Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy Crafting!
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