I first saw these adorable little tea bags, on someone else’s blog. Her name is Alex, she blogs at NorthStory and shes phenomenally talented so make sure you go over there and show her some love. OK?
I loved that she was making these for her children’s teachers! How thoughtful! So I decided to do the same…
Audrey is in 3rd grade, and since I only pick her up once a week from school, I rarely see her teacher. I’ve only met her once actually. Usually when I pick her up, shes in the library and not with her teacher at all. I asked Audrey if her teacher liked tea and she said she thinks she does so we decided to make her this.
Tea is such a personal thing, so I went with just some plain old chamomile. Who doesn’t like chamomile, right?
You will need for this project;
- Red and green felt (I used wool blended, but Eco would work too)
- tea bags
- hot glue
- large darning or embroidery needle
- Gift tins, or small mason jars
Start by removing the original tea bags tag, and replacing it with the baker’s twine. It’s very easy. Thread the needle, poke it through, and tie the ends in a little knot. Make sure you leave enough to hang outside the teacup.
Starting on the outer edge, roll your felt rose into the center, and using the small bit at the end, secure to the bottom with a dab of hot glue. Next, cut out a small leaf, and glue the knot of the baker’s twine to the bottom of the rose and place the leaf on.
Here’s what it looks like hanging from the adorable cup. How fancy would you feel drinking tea with a rose hanging from it!? Seriously!I placed all the tea bags into a mason jar, because I LOVE THEM, made an extra rose for the lid, and tied a bit of baker’s twine around the rim with a little tag that read “Chamomile Tea” and “Love Audrey” on the back.
These would be perfect for Mother’s day, or Easter! Or even Valentine’s day, like we did… you could also do felt hearts instead, or maybe pink or white roses, or other flowers, like daisies for Easter! I now want to make an entire bouquet of tea bags with all sorts of different flowers! I need a reason to have a high tea with friends…
Do you think you’ll make some of these? Are you more of a coffee or tea drinker? Leave me a comment and let me know what you think and what ideas you come up with!