Like many of you, I LOVE loose leaf tea. However, I'm always looking for cute and creative solutions to use my tea. These D.I.Y. tea bags are super cute. I think they would make amazing gifts! Here's how you can make your own…
Supplies needed: Coffee filters, Scissors, Sewing machine, Loose tea leaves, Stapler, Embroidery thread, Paper for tags (construction paper, old book pages, etc.), Optional: Spices (pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, ground ginger, etc.)
Step 1 – Cut two coffee filters into a rectangle. I typically just cut off the ridged part.
Step 2 – Stitch the filters together on three sides, leaving one of the smaller sides open.
Step 3 – Fill the teabag with the loose tea leaves. I use anywhere from 1 to 2 teaspoons, depending on the size of the bag and how strong you like your tea. (You can also add about 1/2 teaspoon of your favorite spices. Pumpkin spice is one of my favorites!)
Step 4 – Stitch the top of the tea bag closed. All four sides should be stitched now!
Step 5 – Fold down the corners, placing a 3-4in. piece of embroidery thread under one of the flaps.
Step 6 – Fold the tip of the tea bag down, and use a stapler to hold it shut. (You could also stitch this part if you wanted to.)
Step 7 – Cut paper tags and glue, stitch, or staple them to the ends of your embroidery thread.
To make your tea, let the tea bag steep in hot water for 3-5 minutes…and enjoy! xo. Amanda
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I love tea. I have never been a coffee drinker like everyone else in my family. I have tried a variety of teas over the years but it is hard to say which one I like the best!
So cute!!! I love drinking tea. I am going to make these for my friends who love tea. Thank you for sharing. I just pinned your project, I hope you don’t mind.
This was a very creative thing to do. I guess you really enjoy doing this. You can also made one for your special someone. So sweet then.
Thank you for sharing this! I spent HOURS trying to find a set of instructions for this.
I made them last night and they turned out really well. Will definitely try again. Thanks for all the inspiration!
Your idea is lovely, but regular staples are not for food-grade applications. Who knows the less-than-sanitary conditions under which they are made or what harmful alloys they may contain. If food-grade staples are not an option, you could sew the bags closed with safe cotton thread. There are also stainless teabag clips available from sites like devotea.com. It would be awful if some one was harmed from this.
I just made these, and I love them! They turned out so cute! I love my loose leaf tea, but every other way of steeping left me with pieces of tea leaves floating around. Not with these tea bags! Thanks for such a great tutorial! I just found your blog, and I want to make everything!
I love this DIY project! I’ve become a big tea drinker and this is super cool to add a bit of style and character to my teacup!
Thanks for sharing!
This is incredible. I love DIY and tea so my day is made! Thanks. 🙂
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