Spread the love this Valentine’s Day with these adorable DIY Felt Fortune Cookies, plus a free printable gift tag!
The Christmas season is officially over and now it’s time to move on to the next fun and crafty day, Valentine’s Day! Hello Kenarry readers! It’s Alaina, from Bullocks’ Buzz. I hope you had a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year! Today I’ve got another easy and fun craft to share, DIY Felt Fortune Cookies for Valentine’s Day!
These DIY Felt Fortune Cookies are SO easy to make, and literally take just minutes to create. Include a fortune and this free printable gift tag, and you’ll have an extra special Valentine’s Day gift to give to friends, family or the one you love!
The first time I made these DIY Felt Fortune Cookies, I filled each cookie with a strip of paper that doubled as a ‘coupon’ my husband could redeem at any time. He got a massage, breakfast in bed, dinner at a restaurant of his choice, and much more. He absolutely loved it!
How to Make DIY Felt Fortune Cookies
These cute DIY Felt Fortune Cookies are SO quick and easy to make. Plus, they only require felt, a pipe cleaner and some hot glue. Include a fortune and the free printable gift tag, and you’ll have a special Valentine’s Day treat to give to friends, family, or the one you love!
What You Need To Make DIY Felt Fortune Cookies
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Supplies Needed to Make DIY Felt Fortune Cookies:
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Crafting felt in Valentine’s colors. I used red, pink and white.
- Pipe cleaners (aka chenille sticks) in same colors as your felt
- A cute Valentine’s box to put the finished felt fortune cookies in
- Fortunes – printed or hand written on small strips of paper
- Printable Gift Tag (sign up below to get it for free!)
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Instructions to Make Valentine’s Day Felt Fortune Cookies
1. Trace and Cut Felt Circles
The first thing you need to do to make these cute felt fortune cookies is trace and cut out the felt circles. I used a mason jar lid (about 3 1/4 in across) to make my circles so they would all be the same size. When cutting, try to cut on the inside of the lines so that there is no ink showing once the circles are cut out.
2. Cut Pipe Cleaners and Glue to Middle of Each Circle
After you have the circles prepared, cut a small piece of matching pipe cleaner that is slightly shorter than the diameter of your circle. Use hot glue to attach it right in the middle of a felt circle. Allow the glue to dry.
3. Fold Circle in Half
Next, add a small line of glue right along the inside edge of one half of the circle, and then fold the circle in half and seal it. Be careful to not make the line of glue too long as you need a small part on each side of the half-circle to be open.
Now insert the fortune into the half-circle leaving just a little bit sticking out from one side.
4. Fold Into Fortune Cookie Shape
Take hold of both ends of the half circle — I usually insert a finger into the little holes on each side of the half-circle and place my thumbs side by side on the flat edge of the circle right at the middle. Now start bending the two sides backwards towards each other so that the pipe cleaner is bending right in the middle.
5. Pinch Ends of Pipe Cleaner Together
Next, pinch the two sides of pipe cleaner together right at the bend so the cookie holds its shape. And if your felt fortune cookie looks a little flat, simply insert your little finger into each side and poof them out a bit.
Ta dah! Your Valentine’s Day felt fortune cookies are finished! So cute, right!?
Now all that’s left is to place your Valentine’s Day Felt Fortune Cookies in a decorative box or bag, print out the free printable Valetine’s Day gift tag, and attach it to the package. Now you’ve got the perfect, personalized Valentine’s Day gift!
These simple felt fortune cookies would also make a cute classroom Valentine! Instead of fortunes, add a piece of candy inside each cookie. Get the kids to help and have fun!
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