I've got a bunch of fun Valentine's Day projects up on the Bella Blog today so I want to share a little tutorial with you so you can get some made in time for the
big day on Thursday !!!
If you have never made your own paper fortune cookies before, today is the day ..... super cute, super fun and EASY :))
They are perfect for ANY occassion ..... Valentine's Day of course, birthdays, Easter, Halloween, wedding favors and more and seriously too freakin' cute !!!
Start with circles cut from your fave patterned paper ..... I used 2 different sizes (3 and 4") ..... FYI: the larger your circle the easier to fold ....
Create your own 'fortunes' to put inside your cookies. I did a few love notes as well as a couple 'coupons' such as "Good for one Starbucks on me" and "Can I take you out for a milkshake ?" .....
Fold in half one direction and make a small PINCH in the paper, then open to fold the OTHER way. Line the top of your circle with a small amount of quick dry glue as shown. Lay a fortune in the center .....
Fold in half so the glue can dry. Notice that I did not glue too far down each side. If you have too much glue your cookie will not fold correctly
(you'll learn this on your first one - i did ;)))
I held it together with mini clothespins so I could move onto making another one while it dried :))
Once it was dry you can put pressure in the bottom center where your ORIGINAL PINCH was .... this allows you to push the bottom up and fold the sides down gently towards you to create your cookie shape !!!
TaDa :)) I added a glue dot to the inside where the cookie meets to hold it together. If it's a bit stubborn or your paper is quite heavy weight, add a bit of quick dry glue and wrap an elastic around it to dry for a few minutes !!!
..... and then EMBELLISH like I did using your fave Bella Blvd. :))
LOVE the new Freestyle Sophisticates ...... you'll be able to get yours HERE very soon !!!
I've got Valentine's inspiration for you all week long so come on back ......
AND ..... COMMENT TO WIN !!
Tell me the BEST VALENTINE'S GIFT you've ever received and I'll choose a random winner to get an AMAZING PRIZE pack full of paper and embellishments :)))
Comment on any of my (4) Valentine's Day posts to enter ..... (Monday - Thursday Feb. 11th - 14th) Contest closes at Midnight Thursday Feb. 14th and winner will be posted on Saturday Feb. 16th ....
GOOD LUCK !!!!
TFL ..... Talk soon.