diy paper fortune cookies {a tutorial}

paper crafts

Looking for a fun paper craft? An easy Valentine’s Day treat? These fortune cookies are a simple, versatile, and fun paper crafting project! I created them using some of my favorite adult coloring book pages, but you can use scrapbook paper or wrapping paper for a fun twist!

paper crafts


Step 1: Use a lid or glass to trace circles onto your paper. Cut out. The larger your circles, the larger your paper fortune “cookies” will be.

paper fortune cookies

diy fortune cookies

Step 2: Fold your circle in half, but do not crease it. Insert your paper fortune inside your cookie. Hold your folded circle with your left hand. With your right hand, put your thumb on one end of the cookie and your middle finger on the other. Use your index finger to gently press the middle of the cookie inward to get that fortune cookie shape.

paper fortunes

paper fortune cookie

Like the fortunes I used? Feel free to download your own paper fortunes here! Print on 8×10 or 8.5×11 paper and trim.

fortune cookie fortunes

paper fortune cookies

Thanks for reading!


anthropologie-inspired ceramic platter {a tutorial}

anthropologie tray

I always love a good Anthropologie find. When I saw this striped tray the other day, I loved it’s simplicity and versatility. I also knew I could make my own for a small fraction of the cost…


  • Ceramic Tray
  • Paintbrush
  • Acrylic or Ceramic Paint

striped tray tutorial

Step 1: I wanted to freehand my lines, but wanted a little bit of a guide to work with. I knew I wanted three lines going around the tray, so I started by putting three dots in each corner, plus three dots on the long side of the tray. This way, I could still get that freehand effect, but with a little help…

striped tray

Step 2: Add a bit of paint to your brush (yes, I did switch out brushes…the paintbrush held more paint than the foam brush did), and carefully draw your lines. Let dry, and touch up as needed.

anthro knock off

Let dry completely, and that’s it!

anthropologie inspired platter

anthro stripe tray

And because it’s always fun to compare side by side…here’s Anthropologie’s version….

anthropologie tray

…and mine!

blue stripe platter

Thanks for reading all about my DIY ceramic striped tray! Have a lovely day!

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tatertots and jello


watercolor doily garland {a tutorial}

watercolor garland

watercolor garland

This was one of those easy (30 minutes!) craft projects where I was able to create something fun using items I already had on hand (YAY!) This watercolor doily garland consists of painted doilies strung together on bakers twine. Keep reading to see how to make it!


  • Watercolors
  • White Doilies
  • Bakers Twine (mine is from The Twinery)

doily garland

Step 1: Using your watercolors, paint your doilies. I concentrated the color on one half of each doily, and then just used water to fade the color over the rest of the doily, giving them a suble ombre effect.

watercolor garland

When you’re done, let them dry…

ombre garland

I kind of even love the effect on the posterboard once I lift up all the doilies :)

garland doily

Take your dried doilies, and string onto your twine…

watercolor crafts

Such an easy and inexpensive garland that you can customize to any color scheme!

watercolor garland

doily bunting

Thanks for reading! Have a lovely day!

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tatertots and jello