Make it Monday: Tea Bag Holder!

Hello friends! I wanted to make a tea bag holder that could be posted to friends and came across an idea on Stamp with Nellie for a double teabag holder – thanks Heather! I used this rainbow and flowers paper from the Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper (12″ x 12″ / 30cm x 30cm) which I thought would work perfectly:

To make the holders, the paper needs to measure 6″ x 6″ (15.2 cm x 15.2cm) so I was able to make 4 from one piece of paper. For each holder score one side at 3″ (7.6cm) and the other at 3 1/2″ (8.9cm): 

You then score along both lines and also in half using a bone folder:

To create the pockets for the tea bags, add a thin line of liquid glue on the 2 1/2″ (6.4cm) section at the sides and in the middle:

Fold over and press along the glue lines; it dries quite quickly! 

This gives you the basic holder, but I wanted to add a sentiment so I used ‘God bless you’ from the Trust God set (retired) and stamped it in Bermuda Bay ink:

I then die-cut it with a die from the Smooth Sailing Dies using my Sizzix Sidekick:

To tie the holders closed I chose Pool Party Sheer Ribbon which is light and delicate. TIP the looser weave means the ribbon frays more easily, so allow more rather than less ribbon when wrapping it around and tying a bow – I only realised this after I’d cut all the ribbon!

Adhering the ribbon just to the front with double sided tape works really well:

To attach the sentiment I applied glue to the top and bottom edges of the cardstock and placed it over the ribbon: 

Two tea bags fit into the pockets perfectly! 

For the final touch, I used a flower stamp from the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set (retired), Pool Party ink, and the Small Bloom Punch:

I added an embellishment to the centre of each flower and attached the flowers with adhesive foam dots:

MEANWHILE … I meant to post this picture on Friday with the ‘Heilan Coo’ Christmas card I made, but totally forgot! Our daughter photographed this one while exploring Scotland:

Thanks so much for visiting me today; I so appreciate you being here 🙂 If you have any questions about this project please ask and I hope this has given you a little inspiration!  Megan xo

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