Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Felt Fortune Cookies

It's been a long time since my last post and that's no good... but I'm back! It has been a crazy summer and a lot has happened since my last post. Some good, some bad, but fortunately I have been able to find the good even where least expected. So now that I am getting back on track, I decided to go back to doing the things that I love.. crafts! I've also picked up a few musical hobbies, but we'll have to see how that goes!

I just got back from a trip to Dallas for a work conference/vacation. I visited some good girlfriends of mine and I had a great time with them. I've really discovered the importance of friends over the last couple months and the trip only exemplified that. I had a friend back in St. Louis who was going to take care of my kitties while I was gone, so I left her a small thank you note inside a fortune cookie. I came up with the idea because we are always having fun with our fortune cookies at the restaurant. It was simple and quick to make and I think they would make fun party favors too. Here's how to make them:

  • something circular for tracing (I used a CD)
  • a piece of felt to fit your circle
  • a thin strip of white paper no longer than the diameter of your circle
  • optional- hot glue gun (in the picture above, I used the glue gun for the cookie on the right and sewed the left one)

Trace and cut your circle on the piece of felt.
Fold the circle loosely in half and push in at the center of the fold while pulling the corners back.
Pin the center together and it should look like the bottom two pictures.
Sew the center together from the inside of the cookie or glue the center from the outside.

 Lastly, write a message onto your strip of paper and you've got a cute fortune cookie!
Do something nice for a friend :)

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