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DIY Paper Fortune Cookie with Free Printable

Today I’m sharing how a DIY Paper Fortune Cookie with a free printable over at Sweetly Chic Events.

Most of my close friends will know, I adore fried rice…

we had it on the menu at our wedding, and our invitation was a fortune cookie with the invitation inside in a Chinese takeaway box.

I love…

the fortune cookie.

It’s the surprise at the end of the meal.


seeing what each other gets as their fortune.


Here’s how to fold a paper fortune cookie that comes with a free printable, with four cool fortunes.

A perfect idea for your next party favour or as a place setting for a dinner party.


How to Fold Paper Fortune Cookies

What you need:

A4 paper

Free fortune cookie printable


Glue dots




To make:

Download the free fortune cookie printable.

This free printable comes with these favourite quotes of mine…

“What you give comes back to you.”

“If you love hard, don’t apologise for your super power.”

“Listen to your heart, but follow your brain.”

“You don’t have to be rich to sparkle.” (my favourite)




Cut out the circles and fortunes with scissors.


Add a glue dot to the middle of each circle and then fold in half. (don’t crease yet)

Then, hold the half moon shape with your thumb and first finger and pinch into a fortune cookie shape, along the straight side.

Add a glue dot on one side.


Roll up your fortune message and insert into the cookie, leaving the end peeking out. (use my fortunes, or make up your own personal messages)

( I creased the “v point” to help keep it in the shape I wanted)




Do you love fortune cookies and chinese food as much as me?


I gave away fortune cookies to all my colleagues when I left my job of 13 years to start my own business.


Only fitting then..


That I pass on some good fortune as we move onto the next adventure of our lives.


I wish you all the best of fortunes.

(you don’t have to be rich to sparkle)

Download the DIY Paper Fortune Cookie with a free printable here in confetti/cross/pink/black design







Live with Love,



PS. As this post is going live, I will knee high in boxes as we are packing to move to our new sea change.

A bitter sweet move, one of new adventure, but we will miss our friends and family  terribly.

Have a wonderful weekend guys. x



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13 responses to “DIY Paper Fortune Cookie with Free Printable”

  1. Chris says:

    Love this post. Lots of love and good fortune to you all for your new life adventure. Xo

    • Sarah says:

      Oh thank you Chris, one of my first people to make a comment on my blog, fitting that you are the first to wish us luck. Ditto to your and yours. x

  2. Tonia Zemek says:

    This is such a brilliant idea – love to try it. Thanks for sharing it on your blog. Tonia (stopping by with #FYBF)

  3. Bele @ BlahBlah says:

    Lovely lady, these are too cute. I confess I love the fortune, but not really the cookie in the fortune cookie, so this is the best idea x

  4. Renee Wilson says:

    Oh my Gosh! These are just the cutest. So pretty. I love a good fortune cookie too. Good luck with the move and the sea change 🙂
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  5. Allison Tait says:

    I love fortune cookies. I was searching through a box of my ‘sentimental’ stuff the other day and came across a fortune that I’d saved from San Francisco nearly 25 years ago.
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  6. These are so totally cute. What a great idea. Always been a fan of fortune cookies.

  7. And yep she nails it again! I hope all is going well with the packing hun. I have been thinking of you this week and I hope you have enjoyed all your nights out 😉 xx
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  8. I’m pretty sure you are the most clever and creative person I know!!! Another fab idea!!
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  9. Totally cute, hope the unpacking is going ok x
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  10. So gorgeous! I love Chinese food and fortune cookies are my favourite! I love your fortunes so hard. Hope your new adventures are as sweet and fortuitous as a fortune cookie!

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