You will need:
4" X 4" cardboard square
14 fortune cookie fortunes
8 paper chopstick sleeves
clear sticky paper (contact paper)
Step 1: Adhere the Fortunes
Adhere the fortunes in rows to the cardboard square with a glue stick. For this coaster design, I overlapped the fortunes. The left fortune overlaps the right, and then for the row below, I overlapped right over left, and so on, until the entire square is covered with fortunes. I added a strip of the chopstick paper to the top and bottom of the coaster for some extra color. Feel free to get creative!
Step 2: Cover Back Side of Coaster
Step 3: Build the Border
Step 4: Finishing the Border
Step 5: Waterproof the Coaster
Peel the backing of the sticky paper off, and adhere the smaller square, sticky side down to the center of the bottom side of the coaster. Next, cut the corners off the edges of the larger square at an angle. This cut should be 1/2 inch deep. Your large piece of sticky paper will now have flaps. Peel the backing off the sticky paper, and place the sticky side onto the top side of the coaster. Fold the flaps over the edges.
Now you're ready to test the wisdom of your new project!
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