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Project

Felt Fortune Cookies from "The Martha Stewart Show"

Martha crafts charming felt fortune cookies, a one-of-a-kind way to give Valentine's Day wishes -- and some candy -- to friends.

Materials

  • Fabric shears
  • Felt
  • Ribbon
  • Wire cutters
  • Floral wire
  • Craft glue
  • Paper
  • Candy

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Using fabric shears, cut a 4 1/2-inch-diameter circle from a piece of felt. Cut a piece of matching ribbon slightly shorter than 4 1/2 inches. Using wire cutters, cut a piece of floral wire slightly shorter than the length of ribbon.

  2. Step 2

    Using craft glue, affix the wire to the middle of the felt circle. Glue ribbon on top, covering the wire. Let dry 30 minutes.

  3. Step 3

    Fold the felt circle in half, using the wire as a guide, so ribbon is inside cookie. Next, angle the sides toward each other, bending the wire at its halfway point and forming a fortune-cookie shape, as shown.

  4. Step 4

    Assemble the fortune cookies. Carefully peel back one flap of the felt cookie, and insert a paper fortune and a few candies. Fold the flap back over to close cookie around contents.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, February 2008

Reviews (10)

  • 11 Feb, 2014

    Made these for the kids at school. I found that a low temp glue gun and pipe cleaners worked much better and was more cost effective than the wire.

  • 28 Mar, 2010

    So cute! I am making them for bridal shower favors. VERY important to let the "Tacky Glue" dry before bending the cookies. I am putting some candies in the bottom of a Chinese takeout container (small) and putting two pixie sticks in for "chopsticks."

  • 28 Mar, 2010

    So cute! I am making them for bridal shower favors. VERY important to let the "Tacky Glue" dry before bending the cookies. I am putting some candies in the bottom of a Chinese takeout container (small) and putting two pixie sticks in for "chopsticks."

  • 12 Feb, 2009

    I loved this project!! Unfortunately i didnt realise this project required wire so i had to be a little more crafty... but i think they turned out great. if you use this project as inspiration i think you will be surprised at ther results. I also put mine in a pink chinese container and wrapped with a ribbon!

  • 24 Jan, 2009

    Hot glue would probably work better. I'll try this today and post my results!

  • 14 May, 2008

    These did not work at all. The glue was not strong enough to hold the wire. Floral wire was not strong enough to secure the shape. I used a 20 gauge wire and that still was not strong enough. I ended up having to use super glue to secure the shape in the end. This was an unrealistic project, DO NOT ATTEMPT!

  • 14 Mar, 2008

    when folding, how do you avoid the "flattening" effect? I can't get the fortune cookies to plump up in the middle... maybe it's the felt i'm using or glue? what have other people been using?

  • 22 Feb, 2008

    These were very, very fun to make. I did them for our office's Valentine party. Everyone was astonished!

  • 8 Feb, 2008

    ssotelo - i have not made them yet, but i would assume that they are held closed (or at least somewhat closed) just because they are folded.

  • 7 Feb, 2008

    do you have to glue both flaps together? how do the candies not fall out? what is holding both flaps so they dont' gape open?