Tuesday, August 2, 2011

DIY Felt Fortune Cookies

Fortune cookies, I can honestly say, are my favorite part of going to a Chinese restaurant! I always grab about 5 and rip them open to see what they say! I think these are absolutely creative and great! You could use any color and for any occasion! How fun to have a Chinese themed party and surprise future dad's, grandparents, aunts, etc with fortunes stating they have a future nephew/daughter/niece/grandson on the way! I am genius I know :) Enjoy!!

  • tan felt
  • scissors
  • glue
  • craft wire
  • narrow-width ribbon (1/8″ shown)
  • paper
  • pen

Start by cutting circles out of your felt, about 3 1/2″ in diameter. Cut lengths of craft wire to 3″ and glue one down in the center of each circle. Set aside to dry.

Cut a length of ribbon to 3 1/2″. Cut a strip of paper to approximately 3″ by 1/4″ and fold in half. Sandwich the ribbon between the folded paper and glue down. Write a fortune or a sweet message on the paper!

To assemble your cookie, place the fortune over the wire on your felt. Fold in half (like a taco!) so that the wire is hidden in the fold. Then, keeping the open edges together, bend the wire in half, away from the open edges so that a fortune cookie shape is created. You may need to arrange the felt a bit to get your ideal shape.

When you give your fortune cookies out, tell folks to just tug on the ribbon to find their fortune!

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