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DIY Crafts: Tea Bag Gift Set

As an avid tea drinker, especially in the cold weather months, I have always wanted to make my own homemade tea bags. With my sister’s birthday just around the corner, I thought she would love a homemade tea bag gift set created with the gorgeous Bella Rouge collection! The feminine color palette and floral accents make this collection perfect for a tea party! So grab your tea cups, ladies, and join me in today’s fun post!

DIY tea bags and holder @pinkpaislee @lovestoscrap123 #pinkpaislee #diytea #ppbellarouge

You too can make a lovely tea bag gift set! First trim a piece of both the yellow/pink bow paper and the black grid paper to 5″ tall and 8 3/4″ wide. Score each piece 4″ from the left hand side and 4″ from the right hand side. About 3/4″ should be left in middle for the spine of the booklet.  Adhere the black grid piece onto the bow patterned paper. I doubled the papers so that the booklet would be study.

DIY tea bag gift set @pinkpaislee @lovestoscrap123 #pinkpaislee #diytea #ppbellarougeThen, trim a piece of gray floral patterned paper to 2 1/2″ inches tall and 9 1/2″ wide. Trim a piece of yellow patterned paper 1/2″ tall and 9 1/2″ wide. Scallop one edge of yellow strip with a scalloped border punch and adhere to top of gray floral paper. Adhere thin black strip of patterned paper 9 1/2″ long to top of scallop. Score this entire piece in the middle to make a 3/4″ spine.

DIY tea bag gift set @pinkpaislee @lovestoscrap123 #pinkpaislee #diytea #ppbellarougeAdhere the spine of the gray floral portion to the middle of the booklet base. Machine stitch each end of the gray floral portion to the ends of the booklet, being sure to leave a “bubble” of extra space for the tea bags. Trim off excess edge. You will also need to either hand or machine stitch the bottom of each pocket closed.

DIY tea bag gift set @pinkpaislee @lovestoscrap123 #pinkpaislee #diytea #ppbellarougeEmbellish the string ends of homemade tea bags with butterflies hand trimmed from patterned paper. Place tea bags in pockets and secure butterflies with repositionable adhesive. These little butterflies are just perfect, don’t you think?

DIY tea bag gift set @pinkpaislee @lovestoscrap123 #pinkpaislee #diytea #ppbellarougeBefore you decorate the cover, adhere 2 small loops of black twine on the front and back covers to form the closure loops. (See the photo below) Secure the booklet closed with a gorgeous rose gold colored metal charm. Trim a piece of black and white striped patterned paper to 2″x5″.  Score to make 3/4″ spine and adhere to outside edge of booklet. Back acrylic tag with white cardstock. Embellish cover with washi shape, acrylic tag wrapped in black twine, fun chipboard circle shapes, and pretty ephemera butterfly. Finish cover with puffy glitter stickers and ribbon bow.

DIY tea bag gift set @pinkpaislee @lovestoscrap123 #pinkpaislee #diytea #ppbellarougeAnd here’s instructions in case you want to make your very own tea bags as well!  Start with a cone shaped coffee filter. Trim off a triangle from the right hand side and about an inch off of the top. Fill your modified filter (lower left hand corner of pic) with a teaspoon or so of loose tea.

DIY tea bag gift set @pinkpaislee @lovestoscrap123 #pinkpaislee #diytea #ppbellarougeOnce filled, fold the open side of the filter in twice. And then fold the filter top in and down a couple of times and staple it closed with a piece of cotton string. So easy!

DIY tea bag gift set @pinkpaislee @lovestoscrap123 #pinkpaislee #diytea #ppbellarougeThanks for letting me share my latest DIY craft with you! I hope I have inspired you to craft your own tea bag gift set with the beautiful Bella Rouge collection! And if you do, please let me know, I will be right over with my tea cup! (wink, wink)

Collection used: Bella Rouge

 TeganSkwiat

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6 Responses to "DIY Crafts: Tea Bag Gift Set"

  • Jean Marmo
    January 14, 2015 - 6:15 pm

    What a wonderful idea!

  • Cari
    January 15, 2015 - 9:38 am

    OMG this is an amazing idea, I have so many tea addicts friends and this is a perfect party favor!

  • Patricia Roebuck
    January 15, 2015 - 12:20 pm

    Tegan, this is genius!

  • Alicia MisCosasdeScrap
    January 15, 2015 - 2:49 pm

    Love It !!!!

  • Iris Soscia
    February 11, 2015 - 3:00 pm

    Such a clever and cute idea.
    isoscia at aol dot com