DIY TEA BAGS: poetry in every cup
Diy tea bags was really fun and easy crafts project to do. I often go for walks with my boy carrying an old book and I collect flowers to press. I also browse Pinterest daily and pin new trendy pins to my boards. They are all in the same mood as I try to make this site – full of mommy tips, DIYs and easy crafts, recipes and decor.
One afternoon as I was scrolling through Pinterest I discovered this beautiful project – DIY TEA BAGS.
There are so many ways to make your own tea bags! The tags can be made using graphics, written calligraphy or painted with watercolours. I have seen some super cute made in a shape of a butterfly sitting on the edge if a mug!
You can use coffee filters cut to any shape you want and stitched together, or a plastic-free gauze. And the variety of teas to choose from is endless – fruit teas, herbal teas, black teas or decaf!
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Fun and easy crafts? DIY TEA BAGS!
Handmade Tea Bags make a beautiful and creative present for a colleague leaving work or for a mommy going on maternity leave. It’s a fun craft for older kids to make as well!
Here is how I made mine!
Preparation time: 30 mins
What you’ll need:
- 7 squares of sterile gauze (cut to 7 x 7cm)
- Cotton thread
- Paper for tags (TIPS: ready labels designed on a computer and printed off, painted and cut in small pieces, hand-written using calligraphy technique. I used a sheet of handmade paper which you can learn how to do in my easy Papermaking Course, teared into small 1 x 1inch pieces)
- Sealing wax in Pearl Ivory shade
- Spoon to melt the sealing wax
- Sealing stamp
- Variety od pressed flowers
Cut up the gauze in 7 x 7cm squares. Lay them down next to each other and fill each with one an 1/2 a tea spoon of a loose leaf tea of your choice.
Cut the thread in strands approx. 10cm long and use one end to tie the gauze with the tea inside.
Place the second end on top of your tea tag, melt 1 cm piece of the sealing wax stick above the candle and pour on top of the tag.
While the sealing wax is still hot gently place a pressed flower on top and press with the sealing stamp until the wax cools down.
Remove the sealing stamp and here it is – your first homemade tea bag!