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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tea Tuesday with Tea Bag Package

I'm so late today, but Happy T Tuesday, I found this very little 'flower pot' on Pinterest (I live for Pinterest, lol).  My tea is coffee :) Timothy's Breakfast Blend in my Keurig.
This teacup garden and a few other fairy gardens can be seen at http://onceuponafairygarden.com/home.html.




I made a tea bag holder!  I think you could decorate this up to look like the front of a card.   They are so cute---and once again, the photo on Pinterest was a dead-end.

 
I started with a piece of  Anna Griffin paper, 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches and folded it as shown.


I marked the center, and folded the sides in---but, instead of just going to the mark, I over-lapped the sides about a 1/4 inch.
 

 
Then proceeded to fold in the top and bottom corners as shown below.

 
 I then folded the top again to make it look like a big tea bag---it measures about 5 1/2 inches tall by 4 inches wide.  Added a little tag and inked up all the edges with SU Cranberry Crisp.   

 
 This one has 4 tea bag packages in it and is a gift for a friend. 
I can see myself making more of these--so quick and easy!
 
Have a great day and check out who's doing what on Tea Tuesday, at http://alteredbooklover.blogspot.ca/ :)   
 
  

16 comments:

  1. such a cute idea...you've explained your process very well, and it's going to be a lovely gift!

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    1. Thanks Diane :) I want to make some for little add-on gifty things :)

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  2. Love the teacup garden. My sister in law actually has her tea in a very large cup! The teabag holder is a great project for a gift.

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    1. I would love to have a little fairy garden outside--once our snow goes :)

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  3. Being a fan of fairy gardens I really L♥ve that charming big tea cup garden! As it happens I have a cup and might just create one for myself...thank you for sharing the inspiration dear Nancy!
    Your tea bag is lovely taking the gift of tea bags to the next level! I just happen to have a couple pieces of that Anna Griffin paper too ;) ...
    Hope you had a Happy T Day!
    oxo

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    1. Thanks Patty :) please share if you make a fairy garden

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  4. Thanks for the tea bag holder instructions. I am going to make some (one of these days) and they would make perfect little tokens to give to friends.

    Darla

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    1. Great, please show us when you do :)

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  5. Happy (day late) T-Day!
    Ok you made the process sounded easy for the lovely tea bag holder. The inked edges made it extra lovely. It's all in the details.

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    1. Thanks Myriam :) they are easy and a fun gifty :)

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  6. I got back home a short while ago, and was excited to stop by to see what you had shared with us for T. You are SO creative. I may have to try making a few of those. I have a friend who drinks tea, so I'm sure she'd appreciate one. Yours turned out super. Love, love, love it.

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    1. Thank you, thank you :) hope you enjoyed your trip!

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  7. WOW Nancy that is adorable! What a fantastic gift for a friend. I LOVE TEA! You have done a great job. Thank you for leaving such a sweet comment. I'm so happy you like my blogover. Feel free to add the new CANADIAN Button to yours!

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    1. Thank you, Nicole :) and thanks for popping by! I have you in my blog list and I'll try adding the button :)

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  8. This is such a sweet way to share some tea with a friend :)

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