As well as updating previous Chinese New Year printables, I wanted to create some new ones for the Year of the Rooster. I do have a couple more updates to share in the coming week, but today I’ve got some gorgeous printable wrapping paper that you can use in a few different ways – not just as wrapping paper!
Chinese New Year Wrapping Paper
The wrapping paper has 6 red and gold designs – Yin & Yang, Rooster, Water Lily, Fu symbol, Four Blessings Symbol, and a hand fan. I’ve also made them in four different sizes because I like to give options! The standard/regular A4 (UK) and 8.5 x 11″ (US) sizes, plus A3 and 12 x 12″.
I am guessing for most people, the latter two won’t be able to be printed at home – unless you’re lucky enough to have a printer that has these wide print size options. Because of that, you will have to take the file to a print shop to get them printed.
I had a couple of emails from readers recently asking permission to do so, because I say “for personal use only” on my printable files. I’ve now added that you are welcome to get them printed where you like. All I ask is that you please don’t sell my printables, or share them as your own.
I have made them borderless in the printable document, but your printer may automatically add a border. Experiment with the settings on your printer first. Maybe print in low quality greyscale first, to save on coloured ink.
When printed the regular sized wrapping paper is only enough for small gifts (here is some Christmas wrapping paper I made a few years ago), but you can of course combine sheets.
Since I will be sharing several free printables for Chinese New Year, make sure you are subscribed so that you don’t miss out!
Wrapping Paper Downloads
- Printable Wrapping Paper – A3
- Printable Wrapping Paper – A4
- Printable Wrapping Paper – 12 x 12″
- Printable Wrapping Paper – 8.5 x 11″
I’ve taken a look on Amazon and found a wide/A3/13″ Epson printer which doesn’t break the bank too much, but is still an investment piece of equipment. I have used Epson printers for most of my life so am happy to see that they make a printer that covers larger sized paper. I’m going to look into getting on, as I’d like to be able to print off my larger designs so that I can show you how they look in real life. If you do decide to buy a new printer, make sure you read through the complete specs to see the paper sizes, ink prices etc.,
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Crafting supplies you might need…
» White Paper
» Scotch Tape
» Wide (13″) Epson Printer
» Printer Ink
» White Paper
» A3+ Epson Printer
» Printer Ink
Other ways to use wrapping paper
I did mention that you can use this Chinese New Year wrapping paper in other ways – not just to wrap gifts.
- Make paper lanterns or paper hand fans – both of which have their own printables – but these papers will give you different designs (obviously!)
- Cut the paper into strips and make paper chains.
- Use the square printable to make cones for popcorn or potato chips. Here is a tutorial on how to make cones (I made them for Halloween)
- Laminate the regular size sheets and use as place mats for the dinner table for Chinese New Year.
- Turn into a gift bow – tutorial here.
- Use to line drawers or trays to make them look pretty.
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The document(s) is (are) a PDF and can be opened with Adobe Reader which is free to use.
Printables created by The Purple Pumpkin Blog are for personal use only and not for resale. You are welcome to print my designs at a print shop if you don’t have a printer at home. If you wish to link to, pin or share my printables, you are welcome to do so as long as a link back to the blog post is shown and the watermarks are kept intact. Colours may vary slightly on printing due to different screen and printer settings. If you use any of my printables it would be awesome to know about it! Just leave me a comment, here on my blog, or on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Pinterest! I hope you find them useful!