Make these custom blended, pretty packages of tea for your Valentine, or mom, or sister, or friend, or yourself! You can make these from pre-existing tea you have in your house, or take a visit to the San Francisco Herb Co. (www.sfherb.com) and buy some tea blends in bulk. The SF Herb Co. also carries the muslin bags and sealable tea bags needed for this DIY. To make this a complete gift, find a special mug for your recipient.
• Assortment of loose tea flavors • Ink pads
• Sealable tea bags • Rubber stamps
• Muslin bags • Scrapbooking/Colored paper
• Twine or string • Stickers, embellishments
• Iron • Scissors
Use the rubber stamps, stickers and embellishments to make the tea bag tags. Decorate the muslin bags with the rubber stamps – make sure to put a piece of paper or cardboard inside the bag so the ink doesn’t seep through.
Once your ink has dried, cut out the tags and attach to twine or string. Make sure to leave enough length to tuck about a 1/4” into the tea bag.
Next, fill your sealable tea bags with the tea blends. Do not fill the tea bag to the top, but just enough so you can run the iron over the top to seal the bag. Fill all of your bags first and get your tags. Place the string from your tags into the bag about a 1/4” – enough so that it sits in the bag seam, but not in the bag touching the tea. Then run a medium to hot iron (no steam) over the top of the bag to seal it, about 15 seconds or so.
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