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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Dried orange slices make such pretty holiday decor for garlands and ornaments. Not only is it very simplistic, but you can use to decorate past the holidays through the winter months. Scroll down to learn how to dry orange slices and make these dried orange slice ornaments.
How to dry orange slices
It’s super easy to dry orange slices. I also do grapefruits too because I just love the color!
- Start by preheating your oven to 200 degrees F.
- Slice your oranges and grapefruits about 1/4 inch thick.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment and place the citruses on the parchment paper.
- Bake in the oven for about 5-6 hours, flipping regularly so that each side is dried evenly.
- Let cool
How to make dried orange slice ornaments
You will need:
- a needle with a large eye
- orange slices
- Start by threading some or the twine through the eye of the needle.
- With the point end of your needle, pierce the cranberry and pull it through so that it is on the twine.
- Repeat with the orange slices and cranberries in whatever pattern you choose.
- Cut the twine and tie the ends together.
Use to decorate your tree.
In the past, I’ve also done dried orange slice garlands. Click here to see how.
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