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November 21, 2011

DIY Fortune Cookie Gift


Hi Kind Friends! This year for the holidays I want to make as many of my holiday gifts as I can. Inspired by this blog post, I decided to make a fortune cookie holiday present!

Follow along with the video or with the instructions below to make one of your own. In total this project took me an hour (and over five hours to edit!).


You will need:

  1. Decorative paper: I used K & Company but you could also decorate plain paper.
  2. Scissors
  3. Paint/Sponge brush
  4. Pencil
  5. Pen or Sharpie
  6. Glue: I use ModPodge (which you can get at craft stores) but you can use any kind of glue as long as it dries clear.
  7. Something to draw circles with (optional)
  8. Jar or empty candle: I used a Tostitos container.
  9. Tissue paper: I used some from my mark. and Birchbox purchases! Keep all of your packaging, you never know when it will come in handy.
  10. Some sort of ribbon or cord: Mine was from a StyleMint purchase, I re-used as many things as possible in this project.
  11. Scrap paper to write your fortunes on.


  1. Draw a circle (I used a candle top as a guide) on decorative paper and cut it out. Erase the pencil marks.
  2. Fold the circle in half (but do not crease the edges).
  3. Hold the paper as shown (really hard to explain) and push in the center.
  4. Glue the fortune cookie together and hold for a few minutes.
  5. Prepare your jar (I covered the top with tissue paper and used a ribbon).
  6. Write down your fortunes and insert them in the cookie!
Now you have a fortune cookie gift! I hope you guys loved this DIY tutorial. If you have any fun DIY crafts, list them in the comments.
If you make your own fortune cookies, send me a picture to my Facebook or Twitter.
Happy DIY!
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  • alexandra16

    they are so cutee!!:P nice gift idea!!

    November 22, 2011 at 12:11 pm Reply
  • Rebecca Kelsey

    Thanks Alexandra! Glad you liked it.

    November 22, 2011 at 9:05 pm Reply
  • peachmonday

    I love the idea and tried to make them myself but cannot seem to manage to bring the circles into the right shape :(
    I even tried with different sizes… how exactly do you manage to get the bottem and top part look exactly the same?!

    November 24, 2011 at 6:54 pm Reply
  • nivika

    These look so cute, such a lovely idea. I love the paper you used. I love your DIY videos.

    November 25, 2011 at 7:11 pm Reply
  • Rebecca Kelsey

    Sometimes you have to adjust the fold to force it in shape (watch my hands closely in the video and you can see me do it). I've found it easier to do it with smaller circles then bigger ones. Hope that helps!

    November 29, 2011 at 2:24 pm Reply
  • Rebecca Kelsey

    Thank you Nivika!

    November 29, 2011 at 2:24 pm Reply
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