February 1, 2012

Day 1: DIY Heart-Tagged Tea Bag Tags

Not that I'm excited or anything.

February is always the best month of the year. Valentine's day, a 3-day weekend, and my birthday always adds up to be a fun month.

 Plus... today is the first day of the 14 Days of Valentine's! I'm so excited. So to start off, the first craft I'm going to be sharing is how to make adorable tea bag tags (say that 1 million times fast. that's right, you can't) to give as gifts or use with your loved one at home.

My darling friends helped me make these, and we all thought they turned out so cute! 

Heart-Shaped Tea Bag Tags

What you'll need:
Herbal Tea bags without seeping strings (as many as you like.. Celestial Seasonings doesn't use string)
Red cardstock 
Double-sided Tape
Twine/string (I used baker's twine)
A heart puncher (or you could cut your own hearts)
a gel pen of some sort 

To start, take your twine/string, and cut a piece about a foot long, maybe a little less. Fold it in half, and tie the ends together in a knot. Take your tea bag and staple the string to the bag, making sure that the knot is below the staple, to keep the string in place on the bag.

Next, punch/cut out several small red hearts (as many as you think you'll need, you'll need two for each tea bag)on your cardstock.
Then, put a small piece of double-sided tape on one heart, and place the string on top of the taped heart, wherever you want the heart to be on the string. Sandwich the string with another heart so they stick together. 

Then, with your gel pen, write a little love note!

There you have it! The perfect gift and treat for a cold night in February.

A mountain of cookies and the aftermath of a craft project. Another successful crafternoon.

1 comment:

Harley said...

i love this! and your blog is so cute.