Fortune Cookie Party Favor Tutorial

Fortune Cookie Place Card

Fortune Cookie Place Card

Hanko Designs was excited and proud to be included in the Fall 2003 issue of Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine, which featured a fun and simple way to use Hanko papers to create unique fortune cookie place cards.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to create your own fortune cookie origami.  These are wonderful for weddings or just adding an elegant touch to a dinner party.  And with so many different paper designs to choose from, you’ll be able to find a color scheme to work with your special occasion.

Hanko Designs will die cut any paper purchased into 5 1/2″ circles for making Fortune Place Cards.  Contact Us for more details.

You can also download a PDF of these instructions: FortuneCookie.pdf

Finished fortune cookie

The finished fortune cookie

Cut a 5 1/2" circle

Start with a piece of washi paper and cut to a 5 1/2″ circle. If you are interested in having Hanko Designs die cut a paper of your choice, please Contact Us.

fold in half

Fold in half

fold in half to make a quarter

Fold in half again to make a quarter


Open sheet and roll into a tube

Open sheet and roll into a tube.
(Note the location of the fold lines)

Tape tube

Tape tube. Try not to overlap the ends.

Push in along the fold line

On the back side, push in along the fold line.

fold view

Fold view

apply tape or glue

Apply tape or glue here

squeeze together

Squeeze together until the tape or glue sets.

finished cookie - side view

Finished Cookie – Side View

Finished cookie - front view

Finished Cookie – Front View

finished cookie - rear view

Finished Cookie – Rear View

finished view



The paper we used in this tutorial is the RSunako41 Washi Paper which can be purchased here.

Here’s a few more samples of finished fortune cookies.  Enjoy!

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