Fabric Fortune Cookies


Hi it's Megan from Brassy Apple. Give a little "fortune" to your guests at baby showers, receptions, holidays, dinner parties and MORE! They are even great to encourage the little ones as well!



1 Charm Pack
Fusible Fleece
Scissors
White Ribbon
Wire (20-24 gauge)
E6000 Glue
Fabric Marker
Circle Template (4.5" - 4.75" wide)
paper "fortune" strips


color coordinating sequin


Step 1: Choose several squares from your charm pack for your fabric fortune cookies. Using fusible fleece, apply it per package directions to several squares in a grid formation. This helps to save time. We did 4-6 squares at a time.





Step 2: Create a circle template - 4.5" - 4.75" inches wide (You can easily create one using a small bowl or mug from your cupboard if necessary). Trace the template in the middle of each square and cut out.


OPTIONAL: Add a bit of glitz to the edge of your fortune cookies. Using a strand of sequins, apply it to the edge securing it in place with E6000 glue. Allow to dry.


Step 3: Cut a piece of wire that is just slightly shorter in length than the width of the circle. Cut a piece of ribbon the same length. Glue both in place with E6000 glue and allow to dry flat.









Step 4: Create and print out fortune paper strips. Choose the font, size and number of sayings you like. Place the paper strips in the middle of the fortune cookies.


Step 5: Fold the fabric circle in half and crease the middle to create the cookie shape.



Step 6: Placing a finger inside, "fluff" and shape the cookie to give it a rounded shape. And you are DONE!


Add a bit of the unexpected to your special events....



and the everyday....




42 fabric fortune cookies

27 comments:

tvbleak said...

What a clever idea. We have a HS graduation next month and you have started me thinking. Thank you. :^D

Eileen said...

Great idea...

Rosie's Whimsy said...

What a great idea! This would be a fun project to do with a group of kids, too! Thanks for sharing :-)

Vickie E said...

cute

tarabu said...

adorable - I love these recipes that both stand alone and encourage the quick and random use of scraps!

traceyjay said...

I've made these with felt before... so much cuter with charm squares!

:)

Karyli said...

Very cute and simple! Thanks!

jaybird said...

so cute!! these would be great at a party!

Katrina said...

LOVE IT!

BRT said...

adorable!! as usual!!! I'm gonna have to do this for my daughter's reward jar!! :) thanks for the inspiration!! yay!!

sally
http://sallysangelworks.com

Tracy said...

HOW CUTE!!!! Megan never ceases to amaze me with her creativity!

Marbles in a Mason Jar said...

This would be perfect for my quilt guild's shop, that and it's uber cute!

Meghan said...

This is precious! Can't wait to try it :)

breanna said...

I'm new new NEW to crafting, so forgive the ignorant question.....but what is a charm pack?

Kathy said...

Just made these. Its actually hard to get that final shape. I ended up using a clothespin to hold it overnight so it stayed that shape. Do you have a trick for that? Also, I don't quite get the "fluff it out" step.

Great idea - it was fun finding trims for the edges. I want to repeat it for Christmas now.

the Material Girls Quilts said...

I love this idea! I think at my next Open House at the shop we will try these! Great idea!
Nadine

Megan said...

Breanna - a charm pack is a precut set of fabric squares from Moda. :)

Kathy - If you use heavy enough gauge wire it should bend into the shape immediately without problem. for the "fluff it out" step, you are simply pushing the creased side out to create the shape as shown in the pictures.

I hope these tips help ladies! I love reading all your comments.

Jenny said...

very clever, I love them. Got some people that would just love these.

Carol said...

What a cute idea! I just learned a tip that may help out. A CD or DVD is the perfect size to use as a template on a 5 inch charm when making circles.

Glenda said...

Love it!!!!!!!!!!

efraser76 said...

What is the fabric that is being used in Steps 4 - 6? I love it and need to have it.

one_sock_productions said...

@efraser76, it is from "make life" and its code is 5422-16

Igee said...

Carol--Thanks for the cd/dvd template tip!! I

Lundi 27 said...

Merci ! C'est une très bonne idée !
Bonne soirée !
Céline

Marjolein said...

I love it!
thanks

Black is Back said...

Those Christmas dishes are the same ones my mom had when I was a child. I haven't seen those in 15 years at least. Cool post

Kari @ The Purple Quiltapotamus said...

Oh wow, I absolutely love this idea!! My girls would think this is the coolest thing ever.