A lot of fresh paper is used to male Valentine's Day greeting cards. Annually, an estimated 145 million Valentine’s Day cards are made industry-wide. Instead of going the traditional route, save a few trees by trying this creative, personalized seed paper Valentine's Vay fortune cookies craft.
We made them for Valentine's Day but they make great DIY favors for weddings other parties. They are simple to make and have customized messages inside so they'll work for all kinds of occasions.
They are also a fun activity for sustainability-themed fundraisers or in the classroom with kids since. We got our inspiration from this DIY craft from evermine but used eco-friendly seed paper so they would be plantable and zero waste.
Tip: When ordering seed paper for crafts like this one, you may wish to request paper that isn't as thick as what is typically sold here at Botanical Paperworks. When ordering your paper, simply add a note to the special instructions box on the final step of the checkout process to request single-thick paper. This paper will fold and bend more easily than our traditional double-thick paper, which is more similar to card stock.
Here’s What You Need
- Seed paper in a variety of colours (we used white, berry purple, hot pink, pastel lavender and cornflower blue)
Step 1: Cut out a circle 13 cm in diameter.
Step 2: Fold the circle in half and pinch in the middle to make a small crease.
Step 3: Rotate the circle a quarter turn. Fold over again, pressing on the crease created in the previous step to create to fortune cookie shape.
Step 4: Write out a Valentine’s Day message on a slip of paper 15.5 cm in length.
Step 5: Slip your message inside the cookie. The front of the shape should overlap the back and tuck the backside in to tighten the shape more.
Step 6: Add a drop of glue between the two sides of the cookie to hold it together.
Step 7: Repeat steps 1-6 to create more fortune cookies. Try different colours and messages to give your craft a pop of colour!
A bowl full of these seed paper fortune cookie valentines sitting on your work desk will surprise your co-workers and students. Put your own spin on the personalized messages inside and pick custom complementary colours for your seed paper. If you like the fortune cookies valentines, then you may also like classroom seed paper Valentine's Day cards.
You can buy seed paper sheets for eco-friendly paper craft projects from Botanical PaperWorks. We have a variety of seed options, including wildflower, herb and veggie, and over 25 seed paper colors. Join our mailing list to receive emails with freebies, projects, coupons, green living tips, and decor ideas and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest