spreading the love… one cookie at a time.

by @according2kelly on January 30, 2008

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:

supplies needed:
felt
cup & pen (for tracing)
scissors
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!

15 comments
i'm kelly
i'm kelly

fyi - if you are looking for the patterned felt i found it at michael's ... so check them out. & love.boxes - you definitely are right the candy is great. conversation hearts, cadbury, & the reeses peanut butter cups in shapes are always the best!

Marilee
Marilee

These are going to be fun for my Mia Maids. Very cute idea!

Kathryn
Kathryn

adorable. Love them.

love.boxes
love.boxes

I love the commercial aspect of any holiday.. especially the candy.. I think that the cadbury mini eggs are coming soon! Hooray! :)

Aranne/Dan
Aranne/Dan

These are adorable. I consider myself "sort of" crafty and if I can find the time (that is the tricky part) I am for sure going to be making some of these this year. Thanks for the ideas.

Jenifer and Scott
Jenifer and Scott

Hi Kelly. My name is Jenifer and I found your blog a while ago, but I can't remember how. Anyway, I love reading it and I love this idea! I hope you don't mind if I post it on my blog too, just so I don't forget about it. Keep on posting!

Summers Camp
Summers Camp

Kelly, you can make a card ANY way you like. The point is to be creative and SPREAD THE LOVE ;)

mary elizabeth
mary elizabeth

where did you find felt with a design on it? I went to two different stores, and they only had them in plain colors! :) Oh well!Love this idea, so cute!

Darilyn
Darilyn

These are so cute. And they look simple to make. My girls would love to make them.

katie
katie

you MADE those? Wow, I have to step my game up in the mommy world... eek.They're beautiful!

Dutchnic
Dutchnic

Oh, what cute cookies! I don't like Valentine's either, but these are just too adorable for words!Thanks for dropping by my blog!

mama jo
mama jo

those are really cute

Summers Camp
Summers Camp

Ok, so the title of your post made me double take, haha. That's my tagline for my V-day swap (thanks again ;)! Small world of the wide web, eh? Anyway, I too have issues with the holiday. Such as but not limited to: the commercialism; the ugly/cheap decorations; and especially everyone planning/expecting on getting "busy" on the same night! Freaky. *B

Mique
Mique

Too too cute. I want some cookie love! I'll have to give these a go. Thanks for the suggestions too.

gab
gab

I saw this in the magazine and thought it would be adorable! Love the polka dots...

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