I haven't posted a DIY in awhile so I decided I just had to post one for Chinese New Year & Valentine's Day since they fall on the same day .
Combine both celebrations , & I've come up with Valentine's Day chinese paper fortune cookies .
( paper : for those who can't bake & hey , you get to keep it longer! )
I got this idea of the paper fortune cookie somewhere off the internet ages ago , but here's my twist on it (:
Firstly , get coloured paper . Choose what colour you want your paper cookie to be .
I usually use textured brown paper , to make it look more realistic . But since it's Valentine's Day , I opted for pink (:
Firstly draw a circle onto the paper . The bigger the circle , the bigger the cookie .
I used a mini Starbucks cup to get the circle because I wanted mine small .
Cut it out . Fold the circle in half , make sure you do not crumple the circle.
Hold the paper as shown in the picture . Do not press it down .
Bring the two end sides together .
When you do that , the middle part will fold in .
If you want it to look more realistic , fold it off center . So it'll be uneven .
However I wanted mine to look more like a heart , so I folded it right in the middle .
It'll look something like that ( as shown in picture ) .
Cut a strip of paper to write your fortune / love note on .
Make sure it's small enough to fit inside the fortune cookie & long enough to be pulled out of it .
Then just place the note inside & try bending to see how it looks like .
When your satisfied , place glue/sticky tape , bring the side together & let it stick .
& there you have it , Valentine's Day Fortune Cookie :D
But I did a little something extra , I wanted to place my cookie in a small Chinese takeout box .
I got this template via Google :
I suggest grayscaling it or making the lines fade before printing it out .
Or if you aren't as lazy as me , you could print a copy & cut it out , & then place it on another paper & cut out so you won't have the lines/writing on it .
Once you've printed it & folded it ;
Then you can place your fortune cookie inside your takeout box & your done! :D
& you can decorate your take out box with anything you like , get crafty! (:
Good luck , loves!