Atypical Type A - Fabric fortune cookies

Hello dotties! I am thrilled to be sharing my first exclusive DIY project for Polka Dot Bride today: fabric fortune cookies complete with printable love-themed printable fortunes. Pick some fabrics that coordinate with your wedding style and you’ll have the perfect low-cost favours that will have your guests talking.

Atypical Type A - Fabric fortune cookies tutorial materials

You will need:

  • Fabrics in 3-4 different patterns (including polka dots, naturally)
  • Iron-on interfacing
  • Wire
  • Craft glue
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Circular object (such as a small bowl or cup) to trace around
  • Printable love fortunes

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1. Iron the interfacing onto your fabric. Allow to cool.

2. Trace around the bowl onto the back of the interfacing. Repeat until you’ve done as many circles as required.

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3. Cut out the circles.

4. Apply a thin line of glue along the centre of the underside of the circle.

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5. Cut a piece of wire the same length as the diameter of the circle. Lay in the line of glue. Allow to dry thoroughly.

6. Place a fortune along the wire in the circle.

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7. Fold up the circle and pinch at the top.

8. Hold the edges of the circle where it meets the wire, and push up the centre of the wire so it folds into a fortune cookie shape.

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Ms Polka Dot says: All this cuteness – and so simple to make, and a real talking point for your guests! Guess which one we like the best……?  Thank you Alicia!

I am Alicia Parsons, the Atypical Type A. I live in Adelaide, South Australia in a modest townhouse with my new hubby Ryan (aka The Man). I am the owner and graphic designer behind Akimbo, which specialises in quirky invitations, announcements and greetings.

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I’m sharing a little love in the form of free printable Valentine’s Day cards.

There are two patterns to choose from, instructions are on the pdf.

All you will need for a professional finish is a cutting mat, blade and a butter knife.

Click the link to download these printable Valentine cards You will need the latest version of Adobe Reader

Ms Polka Dot says: Nat from Dizzy Wizzy Design shows us her very cute Valentine’s Day cards. Download these in time to surprise your Valentine!

Dizzy Wizzy Design is the place to shoppe for one-of-a-kind wedding invitations, birth announcements, personalised stationery, gift tags and note cards.

Scrabble tile cufflinks

Cufflinks are a great gift for the lads of the bridal party. They’re also ideal for personalising for each individual, like these cufflinks made from scrabble tiles bearing each dude’s initials.

Scrabble tile cufflinks & brooch

You will need:

  • scrabble tiles (I bought mine here)
  • cufflink backs (I bought mine here)
  • superglue


Scrabble tile cufflinks tutorial

1. Apply a small amount of glue to the back of the cufflink.

2. Press onto the back of the scrabble tile.

Done! Easy, huh? Now just pop them in a little box or bag and present them to the boys at your wedding rehearsal.

Ms Polka Dot says: An easy and cute project that anyone can do! They will add a note of humour to a ‘serious’ outfit!

Hi, my name is Alicia and I am a paper addict.

I love designing quirky invitations through my business Akimbo. I’m also the Atypical Type A, my blog where I share projects and inspiration for home, parties and weddings.