Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Easy Fabric Fortune Cookie Tutorial

I know there are a ton of "Fortune Cookie" tutorials out there, but I am always on the search on how to simplify a project without compromising it's integrity. (lol, check me out trying to sound all technical!)

Anyhoo, here is my version. This can be made in any size. Fill it up with trinkets, love notes, fortunes or anything you fancy!

Supplies Needed:
Fabric of your choice
Sticky back Felt. (you can buy this at any craft store that carries craft felt)
Heavy gauge wire.
Circle template
Wire cutters

Trace your template around the back of the sticky side of the felt.

Peel back the paper and lay a piece of your wire across the felt.

Get your piece of fabric, wrong side up, and press your sticky side of the felt down on your fabric. Press and smooth out all air pockets and wrinkles and cut around your felt, till you have a clean circle.
(your wire should be sandwiched in between your felt and fabric.)

Now the magic happens! Fold your circle in half. Felt on inside, and fabric on the outside. Use the wire as your guide. The wire serves as the "spine" of your cookie. Once it is folded in half, you want to push the center and at the same time, grab the ends and fold them in so that they touch.

The wire will hold your cookie in place.

Don't be shy, fill em up with your favorite trinkets, love notes, fortunes and sweetness!
Viola! Seriously, you can do this little handmade goodness in less than 5 minutes!

Tell a friend!


Belinda said...

thanks for your comment! that's a fun cookies, love the kaffe fabric. got some myself. thanks for sharing.

Sacred Snatch said...

Thanks for stopping by!

Funky Art Queen said...

These are so cute...Yes I saw them somewhere else but I can totally understand your tutorial. Thanks girlie. I think they would be cute favors at a dinner or something.....sounds kinda Martha Stewart huh? Heehee PS: I think Frida Rocks too!

Crafty Chica said...

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Jacky said...

These are soooo cute. Definately going to try one this week as I have to send a little package to a friend... what a wonderful little treat for her (a fellow Kaffe Fassett lover).
Great tutorial - thanks!

Traceytreasure said...

I love this. I'm going to make them with my girls. Thanks!

Funky Art Queen said...

I think these would be a great marketing tool to market with. Like, "You will gain something funky" at

fleasha said...

I tried it. Have to work on it more.
fun and easy though. Will do his with my nieces. thanks!

see it here