Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Etcetera: tea bag gift box

What is it about a cup of tea that’s so soothing? I’m not sure if it’s the preparation, the pretty cup or the aroma. I think it’s all of the above which is why tea makes such a nice gift.

Homemade tea bags are easy to make. You don’t even need to know how to sew. Just cut out fabric squares - you can use muslin or cheesecloth. The squares should be about 5-6 inches. Spoon the loose tea in the middle of the square, roll up and tie with baker’s twine or cotton thread.

Don’t forget to add a tag to the end of the string. You can make the tag out of anything since this part doesn’t touch the water. I’ve seen buttons and all kinds of cutouts. I went with a simple tag that includes a tea leaf image and “enjoy” in a pretty font.

You can package up the tea bags in a jar, tin or box.
I used a kraft box and added another tag to the top.

That’s it. Orange Spice Tea all ready to gift.


  1. Lovely! Like it a lot. Good idea. Thanks for sharing. ines

  2. Carolyn, Super cute idea. Thanks for sharing. I'm now a follower.

  3. What a wonderful gift idea! These are simply adorable! I am going to have to go buy some tea and make some of these. Thank you for sharing!

  4. I love this idea. You gave my husband and I an idea to modify with for our project.


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