I love celebrating any holiday, it gives me a reason to whip out my craft supplies and make something unique and special. Plus, I don’t think sending valentines are just for kids, these DIY Fortune Cookies are a fun way to send a sweet note to your main squeeze or your squad. Instead of opting for the typical red and pink, I chose to use a modern color palette and fabric that had texture. They are the cutest, so simple to make and totally customizable. I think they’d make super cute place card holders for a Valentine’s Day brunch to!
If the DIY process isn’t for you, click here to snatch up a bundle of Valentine’s Day Fortune Cookies in my Etsy shop!
Felt: I used a heather grey felt and gold and silver glitter that had been adhered to a fabric base. All of this was located in the felt section of my craft store. This is where you get to be creative! Choose whatever colors you love or are decorating with, anything is appropriate! For a 8 1/2″ x 11″ size sheet, I was able to get 5 circles (fortune cookies) from one piece.
Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks: 3-4 glue sticks. Depending on how many fortune cookies you are making, you may need more.
Paper & Pen: You will use this to write your “fortune” in each of the cookies. I used black paper and a white gel pen, use whatever you have on hand or buy something special to fit your theme.
Step 1: Trace your circles on the back of the felt. I used a small marble dish I had, mostly because it was handy! And also 3″ in diameter. After you’ve drawn your circles on all the pieces of felt, cut them out. When you’re near done cutting out the circles, plug in your hot glue gun so it’s heated up and ready to go when you are!
Step 2: Fold your circles in half. Using your hot glue gun, add a thin line of hot glue along the edge of the half circle until it is 3/4 of the way closed. You’re not glueing them all the way closed so you can slip a note in each of them.
Step 3: Next, you are going to fold them in half again. This time, dropping a bead of glue at the innermost point of the fold. Be careful not to do this wrong, I definitely did my first time, whoops! I glued at the end instead of the center most point, I can assure you that you will not end up with a fortune cookie shape if you glue it the wrong way.
Quick Tip! Have a few clothespins handy, the glitter fabric ended up being pretty thick when I made the second fold. The clothespin helped keep them folded and secure while the hot glue dried.
Step 4: Time to write your fortune/love note and slip it in the cookie! Get creative and have fun with your notes. And remember, you just made a glitter Fortune Cookie, a little humor pairs well! Here is a link to silly Valentine’s Day cards if you need a little inspiration.
Voila, you did it! Hope you enjoy special time with loved ones this Valentine’s Day!!
xoxo – Megan