Friday, September 23, 2011

Felt Fortune Cookies


I think fortune cookies are just so cool.  They are a symbol of luck and are just fun to open!  I recently posted about how to make paper fortune cookies.  These are an alternative that are almost as easy, but may just last a bit longer. 


Cut a circle out of your felt.  Mine is 4.5 inches in diameter.


Fold the circle in half.  Use a needle and matching thread to sew just a couple of stitches on the very edge to keep the sides together. 


Now hold onto the two outside edges (that aren't sewn together) and fold them backwards until they meet.  For more pictures and instructions, check out my paper fortune cookies tutorial.  Paper Fortune Cookies


While holding the edges , sew just a couple of stitches to keep the two sides together.  These stitches will be on the inside of the fortune cookie and should not be visible from the outside.


Slide in a ribbon for your fortune. 
You can use tacky glue or sew a couple more stitches to keep it in place. 

Another idea is to type up a short fortune or message on a slip of paper for that special someone.
This would be a cute Valentine's Day gift!

4 comments:

  1. we celebrate chinese new year in my fourth grade class and these would be fun to make!

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  2. What a great idea! You could use scrapbook paper and glue for an easier classroom project.

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  3. These would make a fun addition to a play food set.:) At least, I'm pinning them to maybe make for my daughter for that.:)

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  4. Good idea! I hadn't thought of that.

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