Saturday, January 15, 2011

Love+Martha Stewart=DIY Fortune Cookies?

True story. Valentine's Day may be weeks away but step into any retail store and you'd think it's tomorrow. In preparation for the Hallmark holiday florists hate to love and those in the service industry just plain hate, Not-a-Fortune brings you these DIY pink and red felt fortune cookies, courtesy of the one and only Martha Stewart.
(btw, do you recognize this photo, which appears in the Martha DIY Valentine's Day Crafts slideshow?)

If you'd like to make these fortune cookies (#23) for your Valentine, follow this link for the instructions. Of course, you'll also need to make your own cookie inserts, and you get to decide whether they'll be fortunes or not.

Martha Stewart offers forty-nine DIY Valentine's Day Crafts in this particular post. I'm partial to this pistachio wreath (#15, in case anyone wants to make me something):

My niece alerted me to Martha's Valentine's Day fortune cookies last Wednesday. I received this not-a-fortune the next day:
"Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence."

I was going to hold off on posting the crafts until a later date, but a not-a-fortune like that was too compelling. Even someone as cynical as I am has to acknowledge fortuitous timing.

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