Make it Monday: DIY Fortune Cookie Place Cards

Sep 10, 2012  |  Posted by: Megan Stay

I’m pretty crafty. Sometimes too crafty for my own good. I learned this last year when I tried to teach fifteen young women how to make fabric roses. I thought it was a piece of cake… So I dialed back my crafts for this year’s crafty projects for these same girls and they all made them with the greatest of ease.

So today is an easy peasy project that has very few ingredients. I give you, the DIY Felt Fortune Cookie Place Card. And there’s no sewing!

Isn’t it adorable!?

What you’ll need:

  • Felt (I used tan but you could make them to coordinate with your wedding colors too)
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Floral White or Large Paper Clips
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Heavy Duty Scissors
  • Paper and Pen or Printed Names

Step 1: Trace two circles with something four inches across. I used a giant vanilla scented candle. Then cut out the circles with your fabric scissors.

TIP: Invest in a nice pair of Ginger scissors and ONLY use them on fabric. My mom was kind of a Nazi about her fabric scissors when I was a kid and I’m pretty much the same way with mine now. But You will ALWAYS be able to cute perfectly with them if you follow this. She maybe had two pairs of scissors in my eighteen years at home.

Step 2: Cut your floral wire(or large paper clip) down to fit within the circles and set in place.

Step 3: Run a bead of hot glue around the edge of the circle and a line in the center for the wire/paper clip. Press the other circle on top.

Step 4: Bend the wire in half creating a “V” shape. Now you have a taco.

Step 5: Fold the fabric in half and behold your fortune cookie. You can reshape and fold more or less and bend the wire more.

Step 6: Insert your paper strip with your guests’ name. I trimmed the edges into a cute banner shape.

Isn’t she…I mean the cookies adorable?!

Having trouble trying to figure out what you want to DIY for your big day? Place cards? Guest “Book”? Favors? Decor? Drop me a line and I can come up with something based around your theme and color scheme. Email me at meg (at) megruth (dot) com

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