Thursday, October 7, 2010

Guest Post: Kyla (The Fiction We Live) - Autumn Patterned Fortune Cookie "Crackers" Tutorial

Hello everyone!

I’m Kyla also known as OneLateNight from The Fiction We Live. Carol is currently on the move to her new fantastic home!
While she is away she asked if I would do a quick post to give you all something to read while she is moving and unpacking. I decided to do a quick DIY for autumn.

During Autumn I have my very specific go to decor items; Pinecones, Leaves and Cinnamon Sticks. This time I thought I would show a really cute addition to your table, or family gathering. On Christmas specifically my family will open crackers before we eat, and wear the silly crowns and laugh at the ridiculous toys inside. This time why not grab some great scrapbooking paper and goodies from your craft room and throw together a really fun addition to any table.

Autumn Patterned Fortune Cookie "Crackers"

1) For Supplies you will need:
Preferred colors of paper
Scissors, or cutting tool
A perfect Circle to trace (I used 3 inches for the small cookies, and 5 inches for the large)
Glue or Glue Dots
Additional paper to make fortunes, or fun buttons

2) Cut up your paper into the amount of circles you would like to make into paper cookies

3) Follow the picture below to fold your cookies. Fold your circle in half without creating a crease; have the open end facing to your left. To begin the bending of the paper cookie place your thumb and middle finger on each end. While still holding the opening closed with the other hand place your pointer finger in the middle of the folded circle and start pinching with your thumb and middle finger.

As you start to “pinch” you will see the paper to all of the work and a paper cookie will form.

4) Once you have folded your cookie place a dab of glue, or a glue dot into the newly folded crease and hold your cookie together until dry. If you want to add in a paper fortune, buttons or charms do so before gluing.

5) Place a bunch in a bowl, or on individual plates for a fun dinner party addition. You can add in your own fortunes, Jokes, notes, charms, or even buttons. I think buttons would be a great after dinner game!
Place all of the same color buttons in each paper cookie. Place 2 different coloured buttons among the group. Those who open the cookies with the different coloured buttons are on Dish Duty! Easy as Pie

Thank you so much to Carol for letting me guest post to share this DIY!
Carol I wish you a happy and easy move and I’m sure I’m not alone in being excited about seeing pictures of your house when you’re all settled.

Happy Autumn everyone!
XO. Kyla


With Love, Jamie said...

Cute! I love these!!

Holly Knitlightly said...

These are adorable! Love them! Might have to make some for Thanksgiving this weekend... (In Canada).

Becky Farley said...

Oh man these are awesome!!!