Running low on ideas for Mother’s Day? Fear not, “fortunately” I have a PERFECT idea! Give her a fortune cookie gift!! It’s so fun to customize the fortunes with little sayings she’ll love and cherish for a long time.
Start by either buying a Chinese-style paper box, they come in all kinds of colors. I found mine at Hobby Lobby in the party section. Or make your own DIY box using cardstock at home.
Next, pick up a box of Fortune cookies from the grocery store. If your store doesn’t carry them, you can also make your own at home instead.
How To Add Custom Paper Tags to Your Fortune Cookie Gift
I sat my kids down and we came up with some fun fortunes for our Grandma and Grammy. I typed them out and printed them because it is really hard to write legibly on those tiny pieces of paper! I cut mine to be 2 1/4 inches long and 1/2 an inch wide.
How to Soften the Fortunes & Swap out the Tags
After prepping the paper tags for the fortune cookies, it’s time to soften the cookies, remove the other tags and add our own tags.
Start by boiling a pot of water, then turn off the heat while it’s steaming.
Remove the cookies from the package and hold them over the hot steam for about a minute. This will soften them enough you can pull out the original fortune and replace it with your own! Tweezers will be your best friend, they are the best tool to help slide the fortunes in and out of the cookies.
Reshape the cookie as needed, then set it down on some parchment paper and give it time to cool and harden again.
Be aware that when you buy your fortune cookies there may be some that are broken already. There also may be some that break while you are trying to switch the fortunes. Just be patient and have plenty of extra cookies–just in case! I ended up fitting 7 packaged cookies in my box.
If you know me– I always have to find a way to add chocolate. So there shouldn’t any surprise when I tell you that I dipped my cookies in some melted chocolate and added a pinch of sprinkles.
I love how they turned out! Once they hardened I put them in a sandwich baggie and added some ribbon. Cute, huh?!
Lastly, click on my free printable link or picture below and determine which page you want to print – Mom, Grandma or other types of things we call mom’s and grandmas.
From there you need to cut it out and glue it onto the front of the box. For some fun, I added strips of ribbon onto the handle. I also added some left over Easter grass inside the box for some extra color. All you have to do is plop your fortune cookies in and you are good to go!
YES, I want ALL of you to do this.
Here’s the free printable with SIX different names to help you personalize it a little more for the wonderful women in your life.
I can’t wait for you to make this fortune cookie gift because you’re going to love the look on your Mom’s face when she opens them up!!
Make sure to Pin this idea on Pinterest for later too!!
Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful Mother’s out there!!!