I have to admit… my favorite thing about getting Chinese food is often reading my fortune at the end of the meal. Ninety percent of the time, they’re rubbish – often not really fortunes at all. But occasionally I happen upon one that speaks to me. I’ve been saving the best ones for years, sticking them on mirrors, carrying them in wallets, never knowing quite what to do with them, but not feeling right throwing them away. I don’t know why this project didn’t occur to me sooner!
For this project, you’ll need small frames (I found mine at the $1 store), a sheet of white paper or cardboard, a sheet of black paper, double-sided tape and fortunes.
Step 1: Open your frame, and using the back piece as a template, measure out and cut your white paper or cardboard (I used some mat board that I had laying around from another project).
Step 2: Based on the size of your frames, decide how big you want the black pieces behind your fortunes to be. My frames are 3 1/2 x 5, so I decided to make my black pieces 2 x 3.
Step 3: Using the double-sided tape attach your fortune to the black piece. I just eyeballed it, but you can measure it out precisely if you’d like.
Step 4: Attach the black piece to the white piece.
Step 5: Pop everything into your frame, and you’re done!
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