February 16, 2012

DIY "fortune cookies"...

Now that Valentine's Day is over..
I can share with you the gift I made for my husband...


I took a pre-made package of Chinese fortune cookies and personalized them
to hold ten special messages of my love for him!

It's easy...you can do this for any special occasion.... 

 Soak a paper towel in water and then squeeze it out.
Place a cookie one at a time (out of the package) on the damp towel.
Microwave for approx 35 secs. (watch for the cookie to begin to open up).
Take the cookie out and carefully remove the fortune. (tweezers help)
The cookie will be soft at this point and you may have to pry it open a bit.
Replace the fortune with one of your own.
(Here is a blank fortune template to use!)
Then gently press the edges of the cookie back together as it re-hardens.
You must work rather quickly, so have everything ready to go.

Repeat this one cookie at a time....and have fun!

As you can see... 
I decided to re-packaged each of my cookies in small cellophane bags!

Stay Cozy, Carrie


15 comments:

Betty said...

What a novel idea! My grandchildren adore fortune cookies and I can surprise them!

Thank you...
Bett @ Country Charm

Pam said...

What a great idea!

Leslie said...

Girl who post fortune cookie idea is awesome.

What a great treat, we were just talking about learning how to do this. I think I may make some for sally's 8th grade class...we could make funny high school fortunes.
Thanks.

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Julie Harward said...

Looks like such a fun idea...I will be trying this one! :D

pollydove said...

This is such a cute idea! My son in law put his proposal in a fortune cookie for my daughter! They were at a Chinese restaurant and the waiter brought it out after dinner!

Thoughts for the day said...

Some people are just way too creative, I would never think of doing that. Thanks for the wonderful idea.

wendy said...

What a cute idea. I bet he loved it.
I don't think I'd have the talent to do that, no matter how simple it may sound to some.
But hubby knows, I am just his one big ol' cookie.

The Strawberry Mallard said...

Oh how neat is that Carrie ~ been missing reading your posts~!
Happy Belated "heart" Day!

Florence and Mary said...

I love fortune cookies so thanks for this tip about how to fill with your own messages!

Hope you're having a great weekend

Victoria xxx

Joanne said...

Wow! what a great idea. The box looks great too!
Blessings, Joanne

Kelly said...

What a fantastic tip, I'm thinking of people fortunes now!!!

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

That is such an original way to say I love you. Thanks for walking us through the process. This would be fun to do with the grands. Where did you find the cookeies?

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your sweet little tags, too! You always make everything so pretty! ♥

LDH said...

Oh, Carrie, what a fun idea!

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