I have a weakness for felt food (and mint chocolate chip icecream). Could there be anything cuter...(these photos are NOT mine... you couldn't pay me to try and sew all of that!)
Well, since I have been seeing cute Valentines Day crafts popping up all over blogland and beyond, I decided to give it a go. The problem... I don't sew (not by choice, just by lack of experience. I have a brand new machine that I can't use...sad). So after I saw the fortune cookies over at Martha Stewart who uses floral wire, I knew there had to be other options out there. While the floral wire method is probably the quickest, the wonderful tutorial I stumbled across on Treasures for Tots was just what I was looking for. Felt+hot glue= DONE!
And since I promised to try to remember to take pictures of the process not just the final outcome, here is an attempt at a tutorial!
What you will need:
-2 peices of felt for 12 cookies (.29 each at Michaels)-cut into 1 1/2 inch circles
-a glass or other tracing object
-hot glue gun (not pictured)
-paper (if you want to write fortunes on them), ribbon, anything else pretty and white to stick out the side.
After you have the circles cute out (believe it or not thats the hardest part) you have a couple different choices:
If you choose to not put any fortune inside you would proceed like this:
If you choose to put a fortune in, you have 1 of 2 choices: You can either glue it down so it is strickly decorative, then proceed glueing in the full semi circle above
OR you can glue the semi with a space left to slide a hand written fortune into it after you are through (not pictured sorry!) But I hope that's clear!
Afer you have the glue in place, fold over:
Next, from the midway point of the crease you just made, glue halfway down one side:
This part can be a little confusing to understand in text, but I'll try!
Take the top part of the little triangle (opposite side of the one you just glued down)
And fold it back kind of turning the cookie inside out-ish. You need 2 hands, so I couldn't get it on film (sorry!)
And that's it. You now have yourself a felt fortune cookie!
And of course you have to put them in something. I wanted to do some practice with cardstock on my Cricut so I just did a little something to the front of my container, but of course, your local craft store will have Valentines Day containers already made.
I don't know about you, but if I got this as a little gift from my BF, I would eat. it. up.
Feeling the love for the felt food?
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