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Felt Fortune Cookie Garland DIY

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.

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Materials needed: Felt, scissors, pencil, 5” bowl or plate for tracing a circle, hot glue gun, hole punch, string, decorative paper

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

  1. Anneleen

    August 28, 2014

    Ooh wat mooi! Heel erg leuke DIY!

  2. kristin @ W [H] A T C H

    August 28, 2014


  3. molly yeh

    August 28, 2014

    ohmydearheavens, this is the cutest thing ever in the world. i made chrismukkah tree ornaments in the shape of fortune cookies last year, but a garland brings this to the next level!!!! i am in love.

  4. Liz || Shopping My Closet

    August 28, 2014

    Awesome idea!

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  5. Cat

    August 28, 2014

    These are so darling! The first thing I thought when I saw them was definitely “baby shower,” since there seems to be some kind of metaphor for the babe in mama’s womb and the fortune inside the cookie, haha. Too bad all my friends are still a few years away from being pregnant!


  6. Catherine

    August 28, 2014

    So Cute! Lovely Idea.

  7. Carley Biblin

    August 28, 2014

    These would be great to put in lunches for kids or husband. Put in a love note or fortune. Add them to the garland as they are received and read and hang it above their bed as a reminder of how much you love them.

  8. Emily Levitt

    August 28, 2014

    Cute idea! I read your blog regularly but am always looking for cute felt projects to share with the customers of the toy company I work for–eeBoo. We make the most beautiful colors of felt! (I may be a little bias- but we did have our colors painstakingly custom dyed!) Anyway, I thought you may appreciate the array of choices!

    And! Thanks for the cute project idea!!

  9. Marie

    August 28, 2014

    Where can I purchase that beautiful table cloth? Looks like it’s from Rifle Paper Co. but I don’t see any table cloths in their shop. Thanks!

  10. Carly

    August 28, 2014

    YES! Felt fortune cookies are one of my favorites. As are garlands, so no wonder I love this so much.

  11. Mel

    August 28, 2014

    What a cute and lovely idea!

  12. Christina

    August 29, 2014

    Love these!

    – Christina

  13. Kristina

    August 30, 2014

    A WONDERFUL idea! They are extremely cute 🙂

  14. chiara

    August 30, 2014

    Hi Marie – The ‘tablecloth’ is actually a sheet of wrapping paper from Paper Source. Isn’t it gorgeous! thanks for all your comments. xo Chiara

  15. Tomiko

    August 31, 2014

    That is so cute! The colours are so happy and vibrant! I need to make this!

  16. Kiki

    September 3, 2014

    SO. FREAKING ADORABLE. hahaha. But I actually have some felt lying around, I hope to try this soon! 🙂

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