16 May 2012, 8:16am
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  • DIY: Homemade Loose Leaf Tea Bags

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    If you’re new to my blog, I’m nuts over all things handmade, especially if it’s not difficult to make.

    The school year is almost over and I was trying to figure out what I could make my son’s kindergarten teacher to show my gratitude for all she did for Cy these few short months.

    Who doesn’t love a warm cup of tea with a little cookie on the side?  (We are a Russian household and a day without tea is almost akin to sacrilege.  Can I get an amen??)

    Surfing on the ‘net I saw this adorable idea!  Make your own tea bags.  Sold!  Went out the next day and bought what I needed.

    So here: I bought coffee filters ($2 for 325 filters) and cut them into rectangles.

    I only wanted to make 6 bags, so I cut 12 filters.  Then, I sewed them up on three sides using happy colors for my thread: purple, yellow and green.

    We always have loose leaf tea in our house, so I just pulled our stash down and mixed these two together.  A pinch of one and a pinch of another.

    Filled them half full.

    Took them back to my sewing machine and sewed the top shut.  Now, all four sides are sewn.

    Next, I folded in a piece of embroidery thread.

    Stapled it shut…

    Then, I cut little hearts out of construction paper and taped them to the end of the string…

    Viola!  D made an origami box and I lined the bottom with tin foil, folded the tea bags in neatly and closed it tight.  Cy’s teacher had a very cute little surprise waiting for her at the beginning of her day.

    Make these for Mother’s Day, birthdays, just-had-a-baby day, friend-sick-in-bed day, I love my boss day, Hi-I like you day, I’m thinking of you day.  ANYday!

    Tea and crumpets anyone??

    This is NOT my own idea.  I found the original tutorial over HERE.

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