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In my napsack stash
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.
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.