Valentine Fortune Cookie Tutorial

This year, Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day are very close together so I decided to create a project that can be used to celebrate either or both holiday. These easy Fabric Fortune Cookies can be made for a Valentine exchange among classmates or given as a token of endearment for a special Valentine.

Fabric_Fortune_Cookies

Supplies

Materials needed: medium-weight fusible batting, fabric {medium-weight works well}, soft thin wire, white ribbon (or bias tape) and flexible glue {I used Crafter’s Pick}.

To begin, I adhered the wrong side of the fabric to the fusible batting as directed on the batting. Next, I die cut the fabric into 4″ circles. I used a die but you can draw a circle using a cup as a guide and hand cut the fabric. The circle can be between 3 3/4″ to 4 1/2″ in diameter.

I cut the wire and white bias tape to about 3″ so that they were slightly shorter than the width of the circle. I placed the wire across the center of the circle and used flexible glue to adhere the ribbon on top of the wire. Set these aside to dry flat.

Cookie_wire

Cookie_tape

While this is drying you can print out fortunes to fill each cookie. Each fortune is about 3″ x 1/2″. I included the fortunes that I used below.

FoldsFolding the Cookies: Once the glue is dry, bend the circle so that the wire is loosely folded in half with the fabric towards the inside. Keeping the circle folded in half, gently fold up each side {sides without wires} so that the fabric is showing.

Adjust the soft sides so that they are full like a fortune cookie. You may need to gently push the sides out with your finger.

Fabric_fortune_cookie_folded
You can print out your own fortunes or use the ones in the link below. Cut them out and insert into each cookie for either a sweet Valentine surprise or a Chinese New Year celebration.
Fortunes
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About Lynda Kanase

Sizzix Senior Product Designer, Crafter, Maker, Stitcher, Scrapper, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Instructor, Anglophile, Dog lover and Mom trying to make the world prettier, one project at a time. Please join me on this creative adventure.

5 Responses

  1. Love! Pinned and tweeted! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at our linky party. We hope to see you next Monday @ 7 because we can’t wait to see your new creations! Happy Friday! Lou Lou Girls

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