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Give a Fortune of Love


As we approach Valentine’s Day, many of us search for the perfect way to express our feelings about others.  This is not just about expressing love for a significant other, but for our friends, children, parents, etc.

Say it with a fortune cookie!  The edible kind?  The kind you eat?  No, make your own and dictate how you want to express your feelings of friendship and love!  DIY fortune cookies just in time for this month’s Collectively Creative:  The Lovey Dovey Edition — all put together by the lovely Kelly over at Cobwebs, Cupcakes, and Crayons.  Make sure to check out the other participating blogs listed at the bottom of this post!

I learned how to make these wonderful and easy fortune cookies from Those Three Chicks, who made them as part of a Halloween hostess gift this last fall.  These fortune cookies are perfect for so many holidays and occasions.

DIY Paper Fortune Cookies

1.  Cut circles, measuring 4 ½ “ in diameter, out of card stock or decorative paper.

2. Wrap the paper around your finger to form a roll.


3. Using your index finger on your other hand press into the back of the roll in the center. As the roll folds grab both ends and continue to fold it.


4. Place a small dot of glue between the two sides of the fortune cookie.  You could also use two-sided tape.

5. Using your fingers press the two sides together and hold until the glue sets.


6. Cut strips of paper roughly 1/2” wide x 3” long.  I notched them at the ends.

7. Take the strips of white paper and write your message on one side.  You can also type the messages in on the computer, print it out, and then cut the paper into strips.

8. Insert the strips in to the cookies far enough that they won’t fall out OR put a dot of glue on the end and press into the inside if the cookie. (Only use glue though if the message is short enough to read without the receiver having to try to pull the paper out.).


And make sure to check out these fantastic other blog posts that are part of Collectively Creative – The Lovey-Dovey Edition!

The Lovey-Dovey Edition Logo

I Love You More Than… – (Cobwebs, Cupcakes & Crayons)
Heart To Heart – (Pillows A-La-Mode)
Top Ten Romantic Movies of All Time – (The Thinking Closet)
DIY Heart T-Shirt – (NorthStory)
[DIY] 12 Pre-Planned Date Cards – (Inspire and Indulge)
The Love Letters – (Mrs. And The Misc.)
Valentine’s Day Bon Bon’s – (Happy Little Kiwi)
Lovey Dovey School Lunch Ideas – (Time With Thea)
Loving These Products – (Neaten Your Nest)
Kniting Hearts – (Gentle Stitches)
A little Lovie magic – (The Thing About Joan)
Sending hugs – (Cul de Sac)
Will You Be My Valentine? – (A Ponytail Kind Of Day)

53 comments on “Give a Fortune of Love

  1. Pillows A-La-Mode
    February 6, 2013

    How cute is that??? I’m most definitely bookmarking! Thank you, Kenley! 🙂

  2. susannachristensen
    February 6, 2013

    Definitely do-able! Really cute idea!

  3. I just pinned this. Kenley, these are too sweet!! Thank you so much for sharing them with us for this month’s Collectively Creative! xo

  4. Cynthia
    February 6, 2013

    This is a great idea and project. I love this!

  5. tableofcolors
    February 6, 2013

    What a fun idea and not too hard to make!

  6. erika
    February 6, 2013

    Oooh those are adorable. I ❤ fortune cookies and being able to personalize the fortunes would be so fun!

    • Green Door Hospitality
      February 6, 2013

      Thanks Erika! Yeah, it is a really nice way to give a personal touch as a gift or a favor. I’m actually thinking of doing these next year as part of our New Year’s party and giving them to our guests in Chinese takeout containers.

  7. Leah
    February 6, 2013

    Omg, Kenley! These are super adorable – I love them! You gave a great pic-torial too. You should share DIY projects more often. 😉

  8. Valentina
    February 6, 2013

    This is pretty and easy, thank you.

  9. Home Seasons
    February 6, 2013

    These look fun! Perfect for those out there who want fortunes but don’t like eating the fortune cookie!

  10. thethingaboutjoan
    February 6, 2013

    I always wanted to know how they made fortune cookies — these cards are so clever and fun! I think they’d be great not just for Valentine’s Day, but for parties, wedding showers, baby showers, cute little place cards… I could go and on! What a great idea, Kenley! Thanks for sharing!

    • Green Door Hospitality
      February 6, 2013

      You’re quite welcome! And that was actually EXACTLY where my head went to after I made them — they will work out great for so, so many things!

  11. Alex @ northstory
    February 6, 2013

    Thank you for the How To! I swear if I tried to do my own they’d wind up into origami that everyone would be like stop insulting origami.

    • Green Door Hospitality
      February 6, 2013

      Haha! I actually thought that was what was going to happen to me when I decided to try this DIY. Trust me, they are easier than you think they will be! 😉

  12. Cul de Sac
    February 6, 2013

    Oh, my! Love your fortune cookies! So cute 🙂

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  14. gentlestitches
    February 6, 2013

    What a lovely idea. I am going to make some and use as a decoration for Valentines Day.

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  16. petit4chocolatier
    February 6, 2013

    This is what love is! These are perfect!! What a fun way to say I love you 🙂

    • Green Door Hospitality
      February 6, 2013

      Thanks Judy! They really are such a great way to share feelings of love and friendship with someone 🙂

  17. thethinkingcloset
    February 6, 2013

    These are so precious! Is it weird that I want to eat them, even thought they’re not edible? They’re just so cute. What a great idea…and in keeping with my love of “special notes.” Pinning!

    • Green Door Hospitality
      February 6, 2013

      Ha, thanks! (please do not eat the paper, lol) And yeah, I thought you might dig these since they are a perfect way to give a “special note”… and not just at Valentine’s!

  18. Time With Thea
    February 6, 2013

    What a great idea and it looks so easy to do! I pinned it onto My Celebrations: Valentines board on Pinterest. Well done Kenley! ~Thea

  19. Valentina
    February 7, 2013

    As promised you are featured on my Pinterest board: Craft It Your Way

  20. Humble Foodie
    February 7, 2013

    These are so adorable! I love this idea.

  21. thecraftypioneer
    February 8, 2013

    Lovely idea… And so simple!

  22. myhealthyohana
    February 8, 2013

    What a great idea, and looks pretty simple! I might make these for my daughter’s classroom on Valentine’s Day, if I can get my act together, haha 🙂

  23. Neaten Your Nest
    February 11, 2013

    These are great! I’ve been thinking of doing some kind of little party and using the cardboard ‘to-go’ boxes you can get in different colors at party stores. Your idea would be a great complement to the theme! thanks 🙂

    • Green Door Hospitality
      February 12, 2013

      Thanks! Glad you like them. Really think they would be a perfect complement to your ‘to-go’ boxes!!

  24. So creative and gorgeous! Love it; thanks so much for sharing! Definitely on my list of “to do” =)

  25. mmmarzipan
    March 18, 2013

    These are awesome, Kenley! Love this idea!!! 😀

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  27. betternotbroken
    February 17, 2014

    Thank you! I pinned this to a new board I just created to house this great idea. I hope I can make these next year with my children.

    • Green Door Hospitality
      February 17, 2014

      Wonderful! I really think that you and your kids will enjoy making these next year!
      Thanks so much for stopping by!

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