There are a lot of traditions associated with the new year such as the colour red, firecrackers, money and fish. Also, the new year would be the Year of the Dragon, so my plan was to incorporate all these things into the wreath. Unfortunately, the stores are full of Valentine's Day items now - nothing to be had on the Lunar New Year front.
So, I decided to build on the "spring" theme, but include a few items which would make it Chinese. I found some stemmed flowers at IKEA which were previously used in a display.
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They also quite by chance also had Dragon finger puppets. So I got a few.
It took about 2 hours to do, I was also skyping with my mom at the same time. She thought I should include something red. After the flowers, I added the dragons, but it still did not seem very New Years-y.
Big J suggested that I put a big Chinese word in the middle. I didn't have one so instead I made a little centre bit with a lucky money packet and a red Christmas bow.
Here's how it turned out: