Another fun idea for Valentine’s today! These fortune cookies look great in pink – but once you get the hang of making them you can use them for all sort of occasions!
Valentine’s Fortune Cookies
You may have seen my idea from last year where I created a Dates Jar for the year as a Valentine’s Gift, with one date to be opened on the 14th of each month. I wanted to create something similar – so I have made 12 fortune cookies – each containing a date idea and we will open one on the 14th of each month for the next year!
To create the box I used one of the files from this set by SVG Cuts and decorated it using some scrapbook paper from Echo Park. I used a sticker for the seal on top and some twine adds just a little more color.
Fortune Cookie Tutorial
First of all I created the little dates to put inside the cookies. I simply printed them onto on a sheet of matte photo paper and then used some stickers from the Collection Kit to decorate them. I set these out in PowerPoint using a simple pink banner shape for the background and a matching Windows font called PlayBill.
To create the cookies following the tutorial below, I suggest using a 6×6 paper pad (as opposed to 12″ paper) as the paper is a slightly lighter weight which makes it easier to form the cookie shape. This is also a great way to use up scraps too!
- Cut circles from the paper – these are about 3 inches wide
- Fold paper circle in half – make sure you have your fortune tucked inside!
- Use finger to bend at the midway point
- Continue to bend paper to form the cookie shape
- Place a small blog of strong glue near the fold
- Use a small peg or clip to hold together until glue dries
I suggest trying these out with a few scraps of paper first to get the technique right – if you are having trouble the most likely reason is your paper is too thick. Thinner paper definitely works better for these.
This is such a simple idea and really fun to make. Once you have mastered the technique you could easily use these for wedding or party favors, table decoration or packaging for a small gift.
Please leave a comment or email me with any questions