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I am constantly amazed at the versatility of the Cricut Maker! Many of you may not know that when I began blogging years ago, I began as a sewing blogger. Sewing, a craft that I learned from my grandmother, has always been my favorite crafting past time. I enjoy taking a handful of fabric and turning it into something useful. I do not sew as much as I did before having the triplets, but I am still handy with a needle and thread. No matter how handy I am with a needle and thread, I am not the best at cutting. Cutting patterns uniformly has always been my downfall. I love that the Cricut Maker now makes this incredibly easy. With the Cricut Maker, I can uniform cut pieces for quick projects.
Unlike prior Cricut machine models, the Cricut Maker has the ability to cut unbonded fabric (fabric with no fusible interfacing). And the Rotary Blade goes through felt like a dream! The Cricut Maker’s Adaptive Tool System allows the machine to provide enough pressure to cut a wide array of materials, and the Rotary Blade cuts fabric without pulling the fabric as it cuts. Within a few minutes, the Cricut Maker had cut all of the pieces that I needed for this DIY Fortune Cookie Valentine classroom treat project.
This craft does call for light sewing with a needle and thread. It is beginner sewing, and if you know how to sew a button back onto a shirt, then you can definitely do this.
- Cricut Maker
- Cricut Fabric Cutting Mat
- Cricut Rotary Blade
- Cricut Felt Sampler Pack, Sky (I’m using the pink and red colors from this sampler pack)
- Hand Sewing Needle
- Coordinating thread
- Small candies or a sheet of cute sayings
- Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
- Optional: contact paper
Open up Cricut Design Space. Click here to use my project file in Design Space. I created these fortune cookies to have scalloped edges, but if you would prefer the edges straight, feel free to make a new project page with plain circles rather than ones with scalloped edges.
TIP: I created these scalloped circles at about 5.” The larger the circles, the “floppier” that they tend to be. However, the smaller that they are, the less that they will be able to hold inside. Between 3.5″ to 5″ circles tend to be a happy medium for this problem.
Place red or pink felt on the Cricut Fabric Cutting Mat.
TIP: Place contact paper, sticky side up, on the cutting mat BEFORE placing the felt on the mat. It will help keep your mat keep!
Send the design to the Cricut Maker machine. Make sure that the Cricut Rotary Blade is in the machine.
Allow the machine to cut the pieces. I cut a sheet of pink and a sheet of red.
Thread the hand sewing needle with coordinating thread. Take one scalloped circle and fold it in half.
Fold it again to be in fourths. The folded peak is the center of the circle.
About 1/4″ from the center of the circle, insert the needle and thread.
Sewing a quick running stitch down the center, stopping about 1/4″ from the edge, and coming back to the starting point.
The ends should be secure from the running stitch, but if they are not feel free to knot the ends or run the final end under a stitch. Cut the stray threads.
The circle is now divided into halves. Fold one half over the other half along the stitch line.
Fold the opposite end along the stitch line to create the fortune cookie shape.
Carefully insert small candies or a strip of paper with a cute Valentine’s Day related saying.
Hot glue hearts from the other felt color to the outside of the fortune cookie.
Aren’t these super cute?
DIY Valentine’s made easy with the Cricut Maker!
Are you looking for more Valentine’s Day with Cricut? Check out my Cricut project page!