Monday, January 28, 2013

Felt Fortune Cookies

This is a Martha Stewart project. The link to it can be found here. I didn't do it exactly as she suggested. I actually got ideas from a couple of her commenters.

Materials Needed:
pipe cleaners or wire
hot glue

First of all, I thought her suggested circle size of 4-1/2" was too small. I made a circle (just under 5") on my computer and printed it onto card stock. I used it as a pattern for my felt circles.

Martha suggested wire to place across the middle. I used a pipe cleaner which I trimmed with a wire cutter.

I also used hot glue because it's faster. Don't burn your fingers.

Print or write out a fortune to place in the cookie. I googled funny one-liners and printed some of those. One of my favorites was, "The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the ability to reach it." Another one was, "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Who doesn't love a little after dinner sarcasm?

You can also place candy inside, which I found to be quite tedious. Maybe a smaller piece of candy would work better. The Hershey Kiss did work, but I had to fanagle with it a lot.

Fold over:

Be careful to grasp the candy as you pinch the edges together:

Then fold at the pipe cleaner:

This was an arduous project, but I did finally get the hang of it, and I will definitely do it again. These would be fun for other occasions as well.

"Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes."


Tammy said...

This reminds me of the ones you ordered from red envelope that time.

Vickie said...

I remember those but I think another one of our friends was the one that ordered them. : )

They would be more fun made as a group, like we did the pumpkins.

Anonymous said...

Love this idea! Our family tradition is chinese food for the "Family Valentine Dinner". One reason is because everyone likes it, another is so that I won't have to cook! I'm usually busy setting up the scavenger hunt and decorating. These will be a nice addition for next year. Thanks, Vickie!

Dianne :)

Vickie said...

You're welcome, Dianne!