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!
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.