Fortune Cookie Gift Made Using Felt

Fortune Cookie Gift Made Using Felt

This project idea came to me whilst I was preparing gifts for my friends for Christmas. Make fortune cookies using felt and hide gifts within them for a fun creative idea!

What you need

Cream Colored Felt
Craft Glue
Chinese Take Out Box
Chinese Token or trinket for decoration


I filled my Felt fortune cookies with earrings but you could fill them with any sort of small item, or even a written token of love or something similar.

Start by cutting your circle out for your fortune cookie. My circle was about 2 inch (5 cm) in size. But your cookie can be as big or small as you need it to be.


Run glue along cut felt circle

Run a bead of glue around the edge of the circle and press it into half, leaving the ends open.

Put your item inside the open ends and close it up.

Close the felt circle

Close up the circle

Place your finger into the middle and bend the cookie around your finger giving it the traditional fortune cookie shape.

Hide the gift inside the fortune cookie

Hide a gift!

Make the Fortune Cookie shape

Make the Fortune Cookie shape

To finish the cookies, place them into a Chinese take away box and decorate it up.

Finished cookies in a Chinese take out box

Finished cookies in a Chinese take out box

I placed a small tag on my box that said:

Confucius Say Gifts from Friends are worth a Fortune

Fortune Cookie box with saying

Box with saying


  1. This is a great idea! The description and the pictures are really helpful, thanks :)! ~S

  2. i cant get the shape of it. ive been working on it for an hour!

  3. urs is way better than mine.i cant get in the right shape

  4. amazin! i love it!

  5. Very convincing cookies! DEFINETLY something I have to try! Little messages could be left inside for friends to find too! -Tinta

  6. What a great idea! :o)

  7. cool.

  8. I can’t wait to try this for my best friend, she’ll get a kick out of them.

  9. this looks really cool! what are some things i can put inside? i just need a couple of ideas(:

  10. What a fun and unique idea! I plan on making some for a dear friend of mine for New Year’s. I know she will love it! 🙂

  11. This is ADORABLE! I love it!

  12. I LOVE IT!
    I am not logged on but I am member

  13. So simple effective and amazing Thanks for sharing

  14. This is such a great idea and gift – thanks for sharing!

  15. This is so cool! I’m going to make it for my friend!

  16. I love this idea! Simple & easy to make!

  17. great it will be perfect to be a gift for my parents wedding

  18. I think it’s a good idea and very cute! Many times I’ll usually comment & “rate a gift” if it’s something that I WOULD LIKE to receive. Perhaps, though,that’s not a good idea because what I like, doesn’t necessarily mean a friend will like it!

  19. What a great idea! I’m going to make some of these for Xmas or great for an engagement ring,
    and fill the rest with candy or chocolates. r.b.

  20. Excellent! I love this. I usually give my kids some cash so this will be a great way to “package” it!

  21. Very imaginative, good use of craft items.

  22. Got to try this and thanks for the pix!!

  23. Love it!

  24. this ia a great idea.. much appreciated.. thank you.. lyn

  25. CraftBits (Shellie Wilson) says

    The adhesive makes the cookie retain it’s shape once dried.

  26. how do you get the felt to stay in the fortune cookie shape after you close it?!

  27. What a great gift presentation!

  28. this looks rael cool im gonna make ones for my sis and mum

  29. this is genius…my christmas shopping’s done!!

  30. DesignerJessica says

    This is soooo cute!!

  31. AWESOME!!! I cannot wait to make it..and suprise my friends!!

  32. My three girls will love these! Thanks for a great idea for last minute, simple birthday gifts!

  33. CraftBits (Shellie Wilson) says

    My circle was 5cm , 2 inch in size

  34. How big of a circle do you use typically?

  35. that is a really cool idea. i will definatily try this!!!

  36. that would distroy the cookie. ive seen versions where you sew it, put a stich to make it fold, but leave a space open where the cookie stays intact and you can get the item out. ive made this version and there seems to be no size issue.
    -slb2724 of cra

  37. CraftBits (Shellie Wilson) says

    You just rip open the glue edges, very simple

  38. How do u get the chinese trinkets out?

  39. if u glue the opening closed how do u get the token or trinket out?

  40. I think it is a great idea. My family loves Chinese
    food, this is a fun idea!

  41. These are soooo cute and they look pretty easy to make. Great Idea!

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