Valentines Day: Paper Storybook Fortune Cookies.....

Have you got a little something sweet sort for your lover, lover, your or your secret sweetheart for Valentines Day? Do you need an idea that's super quick fun and affordable?

I've stumbled upon the idea of paper fortune cookies before on the interwebs, so I thought I'd give it ago with some pages from an old vintage children's book that couldn't be salvaged and I tweaked the method of making them a little for what I thought was a better result for me.

What you will need is ::


The How To Stuff ::

1. First up trace out your circles I haven't pictured this step as it's rather easy and obvious I used a lid from a sugar bowl to make a sweet sized fortune cookies.

2. Using scissors cut out your circles......easy done right?

3. Have your circles and messages of love handy.....like so!


4. Put the message of love aside for a second and gently fold your circle in half to create a light crease in the centre, then repeat the process by folding the other way.....again gently so you have faint delicate creases.


5. Take your message of love (you can fold it in half if you like) and then place hot glue on one side of the circle like in the pic. Hold in place until the glue takes.


6. Then gently push out with your finger the internal shape and then gently pinch the semi circle shape until it forms a gentle shape like this. At the middle point where the two sides meet place another dab of hot glue and hold.


7. You're done. Perhaps you can sneak one into your beloved's lunch box or present them win a jar of further cookie messages, it's up to you.

Of course this doesn't have to be just a Valentine's Day craft, you could do these for a dinner party with witty little jokes for your guest or heartfelt compliments.

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My Vintage Childhood: Valentines Day: Paper Storybook Fortune Cookies.....

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Valentines Day: Paper Storybook Fortune Cookies.....

Have you got a little something sweet sort for your lover, lover, your or your secret sweetheart for Valentines Day? Do you need an idea that's super quick fun and affordable?

I've stumbled upon the idea of paper fortune cookies before on the interwebs, so I thought I'd give it ago with some pages from an old vintage children's book that couldn't be salvaged and I tweaked the method of making them a little for what I thought was a better result for me.

What you will need is ::

  • old storybook pages or other paper you desire, heavier weighted papers work better, but if the paper is from a book that is too old the pages may be brittle and not give you the results you desire.
  •  scissors
  • pencil
  • hot glue gun
  • small piece of plain paper to write your message of love

The How To Stuff ::

1. First up trace out your circles I haven't pictured this step as it's rather easy and obvious I used a lid from a sugar bowl to make a sweet sized fortune cookies.

2. Using scissors cut out your circles......easy done right?

3. Have your circles and messages of love handy.....like so!


4. Put the message of love aside for a second and gently fold your circle in half to create a light crease in the centre, then repeat the process by folding the other way.....again gently so you have faint delicate creases.


5. Take your message of love (you can fold it in half if you like) and then place hot glue on one side of the circle like in the pic. Hold in place until the glue takes.


6. Then gently push out with your finger the internal shape and then gently pinch the semi circle shape until it forms a gentle shape like this. At the middle point where the two sides meet place another dab of hot glue and hold.


7. You're done. Perhaps you can sneak one into your beloved's lunch box or present them win a jar of further cookie messages, it's up to you.

Of course this doesn't have to be just a Valentine's Day craft, you could do these for a dinner party with witty little jokes for your guest or heartfelt compliments.

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17 Comments:

At February 12, 2013 at 8:40 AM , Blogger Me said...

What a GREAT idea and it looks simple enough that I could even manage it - may just have to give this on a try sometime !!!
Thanks for sharing and have the BEST day !
Me

 
At February 12, 2013 at 6:25 PM , Blogger Sunae Reilly said...

This is such a good idea, Trudie! I love it :)

 
At February 12, 2013 at 6:40 PM , Blogger Misfits Vintage said...

Oh I love this idea - I'll make some with Annabel - she'll love writing the messages!

Sarah xxx

 
At February 12, 2013 at 7:04 PM , Blogger OP SHOP MAMA said...

Just been catching up on your latest posts - lots of fun stuff and looking funky!!
Great idea with the fortune cookies. Just got to think of something to write inside them... Mmmm What about - YOU"RE STUCK WITH ME!

 
At February 12, 2013 at 9:47 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Well I know you can knit and crochet and if you can do those, you do this standing on your head. Good luck.

 
At February 12, 2013 at 9:48 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

So simple and sweet huh?

 
At February 12, 2013 at 9:49 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Oh imagine slightly bigger pieces paper for the messages with sweet little drawings on them too. I hope you have fun with Annabel.

 
At February 12, 2013 at 9:51 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Thank you Mama.
I think "YOU'RE STUCK WITH ME" is a perfect message.

 
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At February 13, 2013 at 3:24 AM , Blogger Vix said...

What a fantastic idea, Trudie! I love this. I shall be copying! xxx

 
At February 13, 2013 at 9:08 PM , Blogger Stacey-Lee said...

What a cute idea!

 
At February 13, 2013 at 9:27 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

So simple, easy and fun.

 
At February 13, 2013 at 9:29 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Great last minute idea if you've forgotten a card even. A few of these with sweet messages saves the day.

 
At February 13, 2013 at 10:29 PM , Blogger Kelly Wayne said...

What a gorgeous idea, thanks for sharing Trudie! I was going to bake hubby some sugared heart shaped biscuits...but I stopped into a vietnamese bakery this morning for a bottle of water and they had little packs all done-haha, I'll just pretend I made them! xx

 
At February 14, 2013 at 7:08 AM , Blogger Cassandra said...

Love this Trudie!!!
I might have to make up a few using vintage sheet music and have the message as "You make my heart sing!"
Naaawwwwww :)

 
At February 14, 2013 at 7:30 AM , Blogger Trudie said...

Nawww you're a sweet pea.

 
At February 14, 2013 at 7:31 AM , Blogger Trudie said...

Thanks Hun.
I wouldn't worry about if you bought or made something, it's the thoughts and actions behind your intentions.

 

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