28 Feb 2012

DIY: Felt Fortune Cookie Proposal

It's February the 29th tomorrow. You know what that means?
Its Ladies Night!
Yup, traditionally it is only this leap year day that woman can propose...
So to celebrate, we have dedicate today's diy to a lovely proposal surprise:
The Fortune Cookie!

This project is really quick and simple, all you need is:
a round piece of cookie coloured felt
a white strip of felt
a needle
black embroidery thread
pale cotton thread

First up you need to stitch your message. Leave a little gap at the start of your white strip (or tag) and use the black embroidery thread to stitch in your letters. If you are worried about the spacing, you can stitch this into a larger piece of felt and cut to size after.
Don't fret, this is the most time consuming part of this project. Don't worry if it's not perfect, it's nice to have a little character to it. It just needs to be legible :)

Next you need to attach it to the cookie part.
Position your tag on the top right hand side of your felt circle. It should be above half way and the letter M should be outside of the circle. To check if its alright, fold it in half like the image below the next step...

Now, using your pale thread, sew the tag into place. This part will be hidden so don't worry if it is a little messy...

Now, from this position, you want to fold the bottom to create the fortune cookie.

It will look a little like Pac Man when you are doing this!
It may take a few attempts to get it to meet properly as it can be a little fiddly here.

Your next step is to sew the ends together to keep it closed and hold its shape...

The best way to achieve this is to sew it from the inside. This means the thread will be hidden and it will look magic!

Wow! Look at that! Beautiful, isn't it?

To finish it off, just gently tuck your message inside.
Leave a little taper out so your mister will know what to do :D

Present your beautiful felt fortune cookie in a small box and give him the surprise of his life.
We have used a simple brown box and created a special label for the front...

Because fortune favours the bold!

Create yours by dragging this image onto your desk top and size it for your very own presentation box. Perfect, right? If you have it, print this out on sticky label paper. Failing that, a little glue or double sided tape would work just as well...

All you need now is your lucky man... Go get 'em girls!

We hope you enjoyed this diy as much as we did! We would love to hear what you think :)
If your mister is more about chocolate than Chinese food, you may also like our Kinder Egg Proposal diy too... Spoilt for choice today!

Good Luck Ladies


  1. What a cute idea! And you know...tomorrow my hubby to be and I decided to get married!

  2. Whoa Nancy! Congratulations :D that is the sweetest! I think that story just made my day :)

  3. Such a great idea! I just got engaged last week. My fiancé ( so nice to be able to say that) loves Chinese food and maybe because it's Sadie Hawkins day, I'll make one for him and give it to him tonight!

  4. Awww Earth Love! We are so excited to hear that! Perhaps you should buy in a take out and present it to him after dinner :D we hope he loves it!
    Congratulations on your engagement, I bet you are still buzzing :D

  5. This is so cute!
    Also, damn, I missed it! ;P

  6. Aww thanks Zyzanna!
    It's never too late you know ;) hee hee