Free Printable Chinese New Year Wrapping Paper Sheets

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Get ready to welcome the Lunar New Year with our Free Printable Chinese New Year Wrapping Paper! 

With a multitude of uses, from the obvious, as gift packaging, to creative  DIY projects and festive decor, these sheets are your go-to resource.

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Chinese New Year Wrapping Paper

We started sharing Chinese New Year Printables since the Year of the Monkey in 2016 and have been expanding and updating them ever since. Our Chinese New Year gift wrap paper first made an appearance in 2017, and the Year of the Rooster!

The designs are a tribute to Chinese culture, with traditional Chinese elements and symbols echoing the bright spirit of a happy new year!

The designs are a tribute to Chinese culture, with traditional Chinese elements and symbols echoing the bright spirit of a happy new year! 

The red color of our printables represents good fortune and joy. Gold represents power, wealth, longevity, and happiness. You’ll find all of our Chinese New Year printables use both of these colors, as they are very auspicious in Chinese culture.

  1. Gold Dragon: Symbolizing good luck, strength, health, and the male element Yang.
  2. Yin & Yang: Representing balance and harmony.
  3. Water Lily: A symbol of beauty, purity, and good luck.
  4. Fu Symbol (福): The Chinese characters for bringing prosperity, fortune, good luck, blessing, and happiness.
  5. Four Blessings Symbol: A Taoist symbol with blessings of happiness (fú 福), prosperity (lù 禄), longevity (shòu 寿), and wealth (cái 財).
  6. Hand Fan: A classic symbol of elegance and grace.

Available in four convenient sizes – US Letter, A4, A3, and 12″ x 12″, these printables cater to gifts of all sizes and can be used in different ways.

Where Is The Free Download?

  • You will find the download links further down this page, surrounded by a purple box outline.
  • Tap the purple download buttons to save the file(s) to your device.
  • Printables are available in two standard sizes – A4 and US Letter (8.5″ x 11″).
  • Download the paper size that is appropriate for your printer.
  • This printable set is also available in two larger print sizes – A3 and 12″ x 12″
  • The larger sizes need a wide printer that can print paper over 12″/30cm. If you print a lot of craft templates, an Epson printer is a good investment piece. Ensure you read through the complete specs of paper size, ink, etc., for your needs.
  • You can always get the larger pages printed at a print shop online or in-store.
  • UK Readers! No printer? No problem! Get your printables printed and sent to you with Doxzoo!
Digital Representation of Free Printable Gift Wrap for Lunar New Year

Year of the Dragon

10 February 2024 is the start of the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Dragon!

Your Chinese zodiac is Dragon if you were born in one of these years: 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 200, 2012, and 2024.

It also happens that the Year of the Dragon was one of the first big things we celebrated on The Purple Pumpkin Blog back in 2012 with a Chinese Banquet!

If you are planning your own dinner party, be sure to take a look at these 50+ Delicious Recipes for Chinese New Year.

How To Use Chinese New Year Wrapping Paper

You don’t have to use these free printable wrapping paper sheets to wrap gifts. Oh no, there are lots of different uses for them! Here are some ideas you could try:

  1. Use them in Chinese New Year Crafts like Paper Lanterns or Paper Hand Fans. Both of these crafts have their own printables, but these papers will give you different design options. You could also wrap the paper around toilet paper rolls to make a String of Firecrackers (which also has its own printable!)
  2. Combine the dragon patterns with previous years’ animals for some Chinese zodiac crafts. We have gift wraps from Year of the Rooster to Year of the Rabbit in our back catalog.
  3. Cut the paper into strips and make paper chains.
  4. Use the square printable to make cones for popcorn or potato chips. Here is a tutorial on how to make cones
  5. Laminate the regular-size sheets and use them as placemats for the dinner table for the Chinese New Year.
  6. Turn into a gift bow with our How to Make DIY Gift Bows Tutorial
  7. Use to line drawers or trays to make them look pretty.
  8. Use them to line plates or platters for finger goods at a party.
  9. Turn into envelopes to send old-fashioned snail mail (plenty of templates online).
  10. Or use the envelope template from our Free Printable Chinese New Year Activities Pack to make Red Envelopes
  11. Use the designs as printable posters. Or put them in a frame and hang them on the wall for some seasonal decor.
  12. Cut into squares and use as origami paper (again, search online for templates and instructions).
  13. Use them in your scrapbook or journal as a background.

I have made them borderless in the printable document, but your printer may automatically add a border, so cut away the excess with a paper trimmer

When printed, the regular-sized (A4/US) wrapping paper is only enough for small gifts (here is some Christmas wrapping paper I made a few years ago to show you an example), but you can, of course, combine sheets.

Digital Representation of Free Printable Chinese New Year Wrapping Paper

Free Printable Chinese New Year Wrapping Paper! 

You will find the four purple download buttons in the box below to download the free printables.

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The free printables are in PDF format and can be opened with the free-to-use Adobe Acrobat Reader (or other PDF Readers). If the download is a Zip File, it can be downloaded with WinZip, WinRar, or other software typically bundled on computers. Printables designed and created by The Purple Pumpkin Blog and its Designers are for PERSONAL USE ONLY and NOT FOR RESALE under any circumstances. Please read our full Terms and Conditions. You are welcome to print these free printables at an online print shop or print shop in-store if you don’t have access to a printer; however, some print shops may not print licensed characters. Colors may vary slightly on printing due to different screen and printer settings. You may share this free printable blog post on social media, including Pinterest, and on your blog/website with a link to this blog post. Please DO NOT share the PDF on social media or your blog/website. If you use any of our printables, it would be awesome to know about it! Post a picture on the social media platform you hang out on, and follow us on FacebookInstagram, or Pinterest. Use the hashtag #TPPBprintables so we can find you!

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