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HOW TO MAKE A KRATHONG - D.I.Y. 4 Easy Steps

HOW TO MAKE A KRATHONG

   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. You Will Need
   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, incense sticks and a candle.


November 2023.

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