Personalised Fortune Tellers
Here’s a great idea to keep your guests entertained before dinner. Personalised fortune tellers!
So, all you really need to know is how to fold it, then we can get creative!
How to make it
- First you need to make your piece of paper square. To do this fold the corner across as in pic 1 and then cut off the excess rectangle of paper.
- Next fold your piece of paper in half in the other direction. You should now have a square piece of paper that has 4 triangles on it.
- Now turn the paper so that it is curing upwards, rather than sitting like a pyramid. Fold each corner into the centre. You will now have a smaller square with 8 triangles on it.
- Turn the paper over, this side should look like it had 4 squares on it. Now fold each corner into the centre again. When you’re done it should look like a square with 8 triangles on it again.
Vintage inspired LOVE themed fortune teller
So here’s a couple of ideas what you can do with them. First of all is a ‘Love’ themed fortune teller. Perfect for revealing little facts about the couple. Scroll past the pictures to find out how I made it.
To make this cute, vintage inspired fortune teller you will need;
- A piece of coloured paper
- A piece of floral patterned paper
- ‘Love’ sequins
- An old dressmaking pattern
First off I cut my floral paper slightly smaller than my plain square, then i stuck it down in the centre with glue. Next I folded my paper into the fortune teller, when I was done I stuck on my little ‘Love’ sequins. I then cut out numbers from an old dressmaking pattern (you may want to photocopy these if you are making lots!). You can write whatever you like on the inside, but I would suggest little facts about the couple would be a sweet way to let your guests know a little more about them.
‘Mad Hatters Tea Party’ Fortune Teller
Here is a bonkers idea perfect for a mad hatters tea party!
To make this Alice in Wonderland themed fortune teller you will need;
- Plain A4 paper (or patterned on one side if you want a little bit of colour.)
- The downloadable fortune teller template from Ruffled. http://ruffledblog.com/freebie-fridays-cootie-catcher-menu-template/
Here is a slightly less time consuming way to make a fortune teller. Simply fill in the blanks on the template and print off! The one I have made has the words ‘I DO’ on the outside, and the options on the inside flaps spell out ‘Why is a raven like a writing desk?’ – the famous Mad hatter riddle that never had an answer! Alternatively you could write riddles on these, then write the answers on the inside. Below are some ideas for riddles that may be fitting for the occasion.
Q. I never was, am always to be. No one ever saw me, nor ever will. And yet I am the confidence of all, To live and breathe on this terrestrial ball. What am I?
A. The Future
Q. If you break me I do not stop working,If you touch me I may be snared,If you lose me nothing will matter.
A. Your Heart
Q. What starts with a T, ends with a T, and has T in it?
A. A teapot
Q. A mile from end to end, yet as close to you as a friend. A precious commodity, freely given. Seen on the dead and on the living. Found on the rich, poor, short and tall, but shared among children most of all. What is it?
A. A smile
Q. Two words is my answer. In order to keep me, you have to give me. What am I?
A. Your word
Q. What holds two people together but touches only one?
A. A wedding ring
Q. I go in dry and come out wet, The longer I’m in, the stronger I get. What am I?
A. A tea bag