Here’s a fun idea for a different kind of treat holder! Tea Bags! They’re cute, small, and can give you a glimpse into what’s inside. And the best part is they’re really easy to make! Read on for a quick tutorial on how to make your own Swee-Tea bags.
You will need:
– Vellum or creped filter Paper
– washi tape or liquid adhesive
– baker’s twine
1. Cut a rectangle from your vellum or filter paper. For the bigger size bag, I cut a 2.5″ x 7″ piece. For the smaller bag I cut a 2″ x 6″ piece. You can always start with an even larger piece of paper to create whatever size tea bag you need/want.
2. Fold the rectangle in half and adhere the two long sides to create a pouch. I used washi tape to adhere the vellum and liquid adhesive for the filter paper bags. Use what you think will look best.
3. Make a point at the top (open) end by folding the top corners in towards the center. Then fold the point over one or two times. Do this before you fill the bags with treats as this will make the bags easier to close once you have added some candy.
4. Unfold and open the bags. Add some candy, then re – fold the bag to close.
5. Staple a piece of baker’s twine to the top of the bag. Make sure to staple where the top has been folded over to keep the bag closed.
6. Add a little something to the free end of the baker’s twine for some extra cuteness. I used the Banner Blast image and Banner Punch (both from the Sale-a-bration catalog) to create a little string topper. I also used last year’s Pretty Petites set and the coordinating Petite Curly Label Punch (still available).
These little tea bags aren’t too time consuming to make. So if you need a last minute treat idea, this is a good one to keep in mind! And these are easily customized to coordinate with any theme or occasion. Plus, these are a great way to use some vellum or that creped filter paper, in case you needed a new idea. I’ve had vellum and filter paper sitting in my craft room for ages, and now I have a fun way to use up that stash! I really love how the creped filter paper looks for this project. It really looks and feels like a tea bag. Plus you can stamp on the filter paper, for even more customization options!
I hope you enjoyed this fun project and tutorial. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment!
Until next time…