Friday, February 5, 2010

Fortune Cookie Tutorial

Today I am going to show you how I created these felt fortune cookies. They are so simple and adorable, not to mention they make the cutest gift for someone special! We made them for teacher's gifts for Valentines Day, but they would be great for any time of the year. First off I found the Chinese take out box pattern here. This is a small box that fits 2 cookies perfectly.

Supplies Needed:
*Felt of desired color
*Glue Gun
*Scissors
*Quotes 'fortunes'
First what we need to do is draw a 4" circle onto the felt. I used a sharpie because it works beautifully!
Cut out the circles. When doing this cut just inside your drawn circle. This eleviates any marker to show.
Lay your 'fortune' on the felt and using your glue gun add a thin line of glue leaving about half an inch on each side. This allows room for the fortune to be pulled out!
Then just fold over and let the glue set.
Next we need to flatten out the top of the felt. Using your finger just push it down to create a dent..lip..heck just flatten that baby ;)
Add a bead, ok a glob of hot glue onto one side of your 'dent'.
Then just fold it together and allow to dry. Warning from experience: Hot glue takes a little longer to dry on felt than it normally would. I don't know why, I am sure there is an awesome reason....I just know it's frusterating at times. (meaning I'm impatient)
And this is what they look like completed. And those fortunes just pull right out!
Wouldn't these make the cutest little gift?! I love how you can totally personalize your fortunes depending on the person. There are also many sites that have fortune cookie quotes if you would rather. Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today. I hope to have a few more tutorials up soon!!!

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8 comments:

  1. Hi Amy, I think these are sooooo cute!!! I can see making these in the not to distant future!!! Thanks for sharing!!! I also wanted to say thank you so much for your comments about my Peeved scrapbook page!!! I greatly appreciated them!!! Love your name that you chose at CSD, how fun!!! Thanks again!!! Take Care and Have fun!!!

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  2. Thanks for the tutorial .... this is AWESOME!! What a SWEET gift!!!

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  3. Oh Amy, these are just sooo sweet!! What a cute little gift idea. The box is really sweet too. Great tutorial!! :)

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  4. Those are so cute..great job :)

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  5. Love it, love it, love it! Thanks for the tutorial! I think I'm going to get busy making some of these for the girls at work... :)

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  6. man Amy you blow mw away with your creativity

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  7. Amy, I love how you made these fortune cookies out of fuzzy felt! Gives it that wonderful warm gift feeling to it.

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  8. Hi, Amy! Just wanted to let you know that I used this tutorial and linked back to you on my blog! Here's the link... http://pursuitofscrappyness.blogspot.com/2010/02/happy-valentines-day-yall.html

    Thanks for the fab tutorial!! :)

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