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!
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You will need:
- Coffee filters
- Loose leaf tea
- Cardstock or printed photos
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.
3.) Bring the edges of the coffee filter up to make it into like a blossom and pinch the center to close it off.
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.
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
Tiered cupcake stand
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These DIY bunny treat jars make super cute Easter favors or little Easter gifts for friends or teachers. They also add a pop of color and make great Easter or spring decor too! Scroll down for this ridiculously easy DIY Easter craft.
As always, if you make these DIY bunny treat jars I would love to see how they came out! Be sure to share on Instagram and tag me @ourtiny_nest so that I can see.
DIY Bunny Treat Jars
- Mini mason jars (linked them here for you)
- Small mossy bunnies – (there’s this pack of 3 or this pack of 6 on Amazon)
- Easter candy (I did Cadbury eggs because those are my favorite but Jordan almonds or jellybeans would work great here too!)
- Paint (I just used a white acrylic paint I had leftover from the dollar store but chalkpaint works too!)
- Start by washing the mason jars and drying completely.
- Leave the lids off the mason jars and paint them, allowing them to dry.
- Once the paint on the lids are dry, you can glue the faux bunnies on top. Be sure to use a generous amount of glue, either hot glue, super glue or any other adhesive.
- Fill the jars with your Easter candy.
- Once the glue has dried on the lids, you can skrew onto your jars.
- Cut a generous amount of twine, wrapping around the jar and tie into a bow to dress it up a little.
I also think these would be a cute way to store the Bunny Bait too! Click here for my Bunny Bait recipe!
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This is such an easy and cute Valentine’s Idea for teachers or your female co-worker’s. Show them how much you appreciate them with these Nail Polish Valentine’s. With a few things from Amazon or your local craft store, you can easily make these the night before. Showing you how below.
Easy Nail Polish Valentine’s Idea for Teachers or Co-Workers
You will need:
1.) Start by writing out some valentine’s sayings or puns on your tags. Here are some ideas to get you started –
“Mani Thanks for all that you do”.
“You Nailed It Valentine!”
“You are Hands-Down the best!”
“Teachers like you are Toe-tally awesome!”
2.) On the back of the tag you can write who it’s To and From.
3.) String the twine through the heart and tie around the nail polish.
You are DONE! How easy is that? And how cay-utteeee!
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I love receiving Christmas cards from all of our friends and family. I made this DIY Christmas card display as a way to hang all of our holiday cards so that we can enjoy them through the season. It also makes a great photo display as well. Scroll down to see how to make this DIY Christmas card or photo display.
DIY Christmas card or photo display
This is super easy and neutral so you can leave up all year long! We don’t have many photos displayed throughout our home so I think I’m going to print some and leave it up in our living room. I also think this would be beautiful in a nursery.
To make this DIY Christmas card or photo display
You will need:
1.) Start by cutting two pieces of twine, making them the same length.
2.) Tie each piece of twine one to each end of the branch. Bring up each piece so that you make a triangle and tie at the top. This will be how you hang the branch.
3.) Next you will assemble your greenery. If using a garland, cut into 3 separate pieces. If using faux eucalyptus stems, tie a few stems together to make a longer strand of eucalyptus. You will need 3.
4.) Take a piece of twine and tie to the end of the eucalyptus strand. Tie the other end of the twine to the branch so that it dangles down. Do this with the other two stands.
5.) Use clothespins to hang your cards or photos.
That’s it! Now you can enjoy looking at all of your holiday cards all season. And when the holidays are over, use to hang some photos throughout your home!
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