Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Valentine's DIY : Valentine Teabag Wrappers and Tea Tags

You will need:

color printer
standard weight paper
tea bags in the flavors of your choosing (the ones that come with strings and tags attached are best)
embroidery or standard thread (I used white, but you can use any color you'd like)
Pen (for addressing your Valentine and noting the tea flavor)
For other methods of assembly (noted above) you may need (optional) tape, gluestick, or a sewing machine and thread.

Step-by-step tutorial:

Print the wrappers and tags and cut each one out. Gather your supplies.
Carefully remove the paper tag that came on your tea (leaving the string attached). Thread the string (that is attached to your teabag) through your needle. Stitch the heart tea tag onto the end of the string using one or two stitches and secure with a knot. Trim the end of the string if needed.
Fold your tea bag wrapper in half and write the tea flavor in the box on the back. Include your Valentine's name if you'd like.
Cut a length of embroidery floss about 38" in length and knot at the end. Thread onto your needle. Begin stitching your paper wrapper by inserting the needle into the bottom (folded edge) of your wrapper (with the knot on the inside). You can use any stitch that is comfortable to you. I stitched around the edge because I like the effect it gives.
Sew up the first side (do not cut the thread). Wrap the string (attached to your teabag) around your teabag so that the heart sits as shown.
Insert your teabag inside your wrapper and then carefully continue stitching until you've sewn all three sides. Knot at the end.
Give as is OR...
Present it with a teacup or mug that can be used over and over again.

You can get your free printable design here at Creature Comforts



  1. That's is a really fantastic idea! I'm going to save this for next year and do it when I have more time! Thank you for the idea!

  2. It is very easy and cheap ..put it on his tray when he is getting his breakfast.. aww so sweet!