Make a Fortune!

words and images: Catherine Frederick

Baby, be mine! This year I’m replacing candy hearts with these adorable paper fortune cookies. I added my own message to each one; then I placed them in a take-out container I found at my local craft shop. These make the cutest gifts for Valentines Day, but would be perfect for any occasion. Simply select the design of the scrapbook paper for your need, whether you’re celebrating a birthday, end of the school year, anniversary, retirement, a new baby, or a wedding!



  • 4” lid (or you can use a circle cutter)
  • Scissors (unless using a circle cutter)
  • Take-out container
  • (also cute in a mason jar or cellophane bag)



1.Trace and cut a 4” circle out of scrapbook paper. Save the scrap from the cut circle to write your message on.

2.Turn paper over and fold the circle in half, creasing it only in the center, not on the ends.

3.Unfold paper and place a dot of hot glue on the center, outer edge of the circle to hold the edges together. Press sides together.

4.Write your message on a strip of the scrap paper.

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5.Insert the strip into the center of the glued circle so that a bit of the message peeps out of the end.

6.Holding the glued end with your right hand, press the center of the circle inward with your finger and bend the ends together with the other two fingers (you will see it begin to make the shape of a fortune cookie).

7.Once folded, add another dot of hot glue to the center of the folded cookie to hold it together.

8.Place several fortune cookies in the take-out container for gifting!

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