September 13th is Fortune Cookie Day. Who knew!?! Celebrate any event with this re-usable, easy-to-transport, or even mail-able (packed up in a Chinese food take-out container) felt garland. In place of strips of decorative paper, you could even insert personalized fortunes – for example, “You will always be surrounded by those who love you.” Perfect for a baby shower, bridal shower or engagement party.
Step 1: Using a bowl or plate for a circle template, trace a circle on the felt. Cut out circles.
Step 2: Fold in half. With the hot glue gun, glue a line starting 1” in from the fold, ending 1” in from the other side of the fold. Press the two sides together.
Step 3: Holding the felt ‘taco,’ poke your finger in the center and bring the two edges together.
Step 4: Glue the two folded sides together. Hold for a few minutes until the glue sets.
Step 5: Punch a hole through the top.
Step 6: Thread the string through, and insert the fortunes (strips of decorative paper, about 1/2” x 3”).
Photography by Tim Gibson