Fortune Cookie Wedding Favors

I was browsing through the DIY section on oncewed and came across instructions for these cut little fortune cookie favors. I think they would be perfect for donation favors or even escort cards.

Fortune Cookie Favors

Fortune Cookie Favor How-to

What You’ll Need
Decorative paper (not too thick, similar to a text weight,
not cardstock)
White text weight paper
Double faced tape
A pencil
A round plastic lid to use as a template (approximately four to five
inches in diameter) or a extra large circle craft punch
A pair of scissors
Computer and printer


1.  Begin by using a plastic lid as a template to trace circles on your decorative paper.   A 12” square piece of paper yields approximately 9 circles.   Cut out your circles using your scissors.  If you have an extra large circle craft punch, that works well too.  (see figure 1)

2.  Fold a circle in half with the pattern side in.   Make a crease (at arrow A) along the folded edge.  (see figure 2)

3.  Open your circle, and turn it pattern side out.

4.  Turn your circle so the crease you made in step 2 is vertical. Fold the circle in in half horizontally, pattern side out, rounded side down, Do NOT crease.  (see figure 3)

Hold the half circle on the bottom, ( where arrow B points in figure 3) between your thumb and index finger.   Use the index finger from your other hand to push in the middle of the folded side of the circle at the crease.  (where arrow C points in figure 3).

As you push in, the top corners will start to turn up.

Continue to hold the half circle and use your other hand to pull the corners in until they nearly meet and form the cookie shape.

If your cookie doesn’t want to stay folded, use a tiny piece of double stick tape to keep the halves together.  (at arrow in figure 6)

Compose your fortunes on your computer and print them out on a standard sheet of printer paper using a nine point font.  The fortunes can be a simple note for the guests such as “We’re so fortunate to know you. Thanks for being here today”.   Keep the fortunes  just a sentence or two long.

Cut the fortunes into small slips of paper approximately 1/2 inch high by two to three inches long.  (see figure 7)

Tuck the fortune into one of the open ends of the cookie.  ( see figure 8 )

Display in a bowl or on a tray for your guests.

You may struggle with the first one, but after folding a couple of cookies, you will have it mastered.

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1 Comment

  1. Riley says:

    Love it! and so easy!

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