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D.I.Y. - How to make a Krathong

D.I.Y.

Create your own krathong with this quick and easy basics steps. Give it a hand!

Ready made Krathongs are available in abundance in the markets of Chiang Mai, but cannot beat the pleasure of floating one’s own created hand-made one. Here are a few quick and easy basics to help you start, and then let your creativity run wild to build yourself an amazing Krathong. Give it a hand!

1. Accessories:
Prepare a cut or slice banana tree trunk for the krathong’s base, banana leaves, decorative flowers, incense sticks, pins, clear tape and scissors



 

2. The Base:
Start with a slice of banana tree trunk and cover it with some banana leaves cut to shape.

 

 

3. The Making:
Take another strip of leaf and fold it into a double triangle. Overlap the lose ends so that it takes on the shape of a scoop then cut the ends straight with the scissors and pin it through the center to the float as well as all around it.



 

4. The Decoration:
Decorate your Krathong with coloured flowers, incen

 

 

5. The Moment:
Go to the nearest temple located near the river and release your Krathong.

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