love is in the air… can you feel it? although i really should admit that i don’t really love valentine’s day. i won’t bore you with my opinions here, i just think it’s overly commercialized. there enough said. but, i’m not going to let my attitude get in the way of having some fun. especially after i ran across these cute felt fortune cookies in martha’s magazine this month. you can check out her directions & how-to HERE. although, while making mine i made a couple of modifications. i started out doing it her way, but some of the steps just seemed unnecessary, so i made some changes. here’s what i did:
cup & pen (for tracing)
hot glue gun & glue (although any craft glue would do)
instructions: (click on the pictures to the right to get an idea of how it all looks)
1. using a cup, mug or bowl (just depending on how big want your fortune cookies. bigger = bigger cookies… i used a variety of sizes) trace a circle onto your felt. using scissors, cut your circle(s) out.
2. on the right side of the fabric, (the side you want to show on the outside of the cookie) place a dab of glue in the very center of the circle & then fold the circle in half (so that the glue & the right side of the fabric is inside) & hold, while the glue dries. (if you’re using craft glue, this could take a while so you might want to put a book on it & let it sit.)
3. after the glue is dry, hold the circle with the right side facing you & with the dried glue line horizontal. (i think the crease the glue makes kind of looks like a mouth at this point.)
4. you’ll notice that the fabric kind of puckers from the glue (i like to think of them as dimples). place your fingers in those puckers, at either end of the dried glue. using the fingers inside of the puckers, fold the circle in half, matching edge to edge. at this point, the right side of the fabric should be on the outside & your felt circle should be resembling a fortune cookie.
5. put another dab of glue at the top of the cookie, in order to hold the two sides together & hold it until it dries (or put a book on it, in the case of craft glue.) after it’s dry you can insert a fortune or some valentine’s candy & deliver them to your sweetie.
these really do come together quick & easy. you could even make them with the kiddos (just don’t let them do any of the gluing, we wouldn’t want them to get burned!) if you have any questions though, i’d love to help. happy crafting!