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DIY homemade tea bags

DIY homemade tea bags Mother's Day tea

These DIY homemade tea bags make the perfect thoughtful, personalized gift idea for Mother’s Day or birthdays. Scroll down to see how I made them. This post contains affiliate links.


I have always appreciated receiving handmade gifts, to me they are more meaningful. Our mom loves tea and growing up we used to do always have tea parties. This year we surprised her and threw our Mother’s Day celebration a few weeks early with a Mother Daughter Tea and these DIY homemade tea bags. She loved them and they looked really cute on the table too!

If you make these, be sure to share a photo and tag me on Instagram @ourtiny_nest so that I can see how they came out! If you’re not following me already, click here to follow me on IG 🙂

You will need:

  • Coffee filters
  • Loose leaf tea
  • Twine
  • Cardstock or printed photos
  • Stapler

dIY homemade tea bags Mother's Day gift idea


1.) I started by printing out some of my favorite photos that I wanted to use for the tea bags and cutting them into small squares for the tags. If you’re not going to use pictures, you could also do cardstock and write little personalized messages on them.

2.) Take a coffee filter and scoop 1 1/2 teaspoon of loose leaf tea into the center of the coffee filter.

DIY homemade tea bags

3.) Bring the edges of the coffee filter up to make it into like a blossom and pinch the center to close it off.

DIY homemade tea bags Mother's Day tea

4.) Take a piece of twine and wrap around the part of the coffee filter that you have pinched off and tie closed leaving enough of the twine coming off the tea bag for steeping.


5.) Using a stapler, staple your picture or cardstock to the end of the twine.

DIY homemade tea bags

We chose to have them all set out on the table. I think they would also be cute made into a basket with a tea canister, a tea cup, some biscotti and maybe some macaroons.

Linking some of the items from our tea party below


DIY homemade tea bags Mother's Day tea

DIY homemade tea bags Mother's Day tea



DIY homemade tea bags DIY homemade tea bags

Tea pot

Mckenzie childs tea kettle

Tea cups

DIY mother's day tea

Tiered cupcake stand

tiered cupcake stand

Tea Cannister

tea cannister


For more Mother’s Day Ideas check out:

My Mother’s Day Gift Guide

These DIY Coffee Scrubs

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  • Reply
    Jennifer Howard
    April 25, 2022 at 11:44 am

    This is a cute idea!!

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      April 27, 2022 at 8:29 am

      Thanks Jennifer! I was so happy with how they came out!

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    April 25, 2022 at 8:58 pm

    These are just adorable!!

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      April 27, 2022 at 8:29 am

      Thanks so much Cindy! Such a special gift idea or bridal shower favor too!

  • Reply
    April 27, 2022 at 8:22 am

    Adorable DIY for my tea drinking pals!

    • Reply
      April 27, 2022 at 8:25 am

      Thank you Lori!

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    April 27, 2022 at 8:43 am

    This is so cute! I’m definitely saving this post to make these for my grandmother’s 91st birthday party in a few weeks!

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      April 28, 2022 at 9:52 am

      awwww so special! Happy Birthday to your grandma!!! I would love to see how they come out! If you’re one Instagram you’ll have to tag me @ourtiny_nest 🙂

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    April 27, 2022 at 10:36 am

    What a cool idea for a mother’s day gift! Or any kind of tea party you might plan on throwing!

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    April 27, 2022 at 3:00 pm

    I love this idea! I’ve got a little reusable tea ball, but it doesn’t always hold the amount I want to put in it!

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    April 30, 2022 at 1:23 pm

    This is a fun idea! Did you know that you can purchase T-Sac tea filters? They are wonderful and might be easier to work with and less likely to have the tea leaves escaping into your brew.

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    May 2, 2022 at 12:50 pm

    I love this idea! Thanks so much for sharing!

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      May 3, 2022 at 6:44 am

      Thank you Beth!

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    Amanda lake
    May 5, 2022 at 8:54 am

    Great idea. I’m going to make some of these for myself too.

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