Thursday, 29 October 2009

Tea for Two?

Tea bag holders make cute little gifts when you want something to give just as a "token". I used these instructions for my holder but turned it so that the ribbon is at the top. The kind of tea bags that come in their own sachets are best for this and they're bulky and light enough that the belly band holds it all together tightly enough that they won't slip out, even though they're pointing downwards.

You can substitute anything you can think of for tea bags in these - how about a couple of After Eight mints or those little squares of Green and Blacks chocolate that often appear in the shops round about Christmas time? You can also make a small square message card and pop that into one of the pockets if you prefer not to write on the insert itself. If you go for heavier contents like chocolate, it's probably best to keep the "book spine" orientation though to make sure nothing falls out!

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Domestic Love (All Things Considered line - releasing Tuesday 3 November)
Fine Houndstooth Scrapblock

Teal medium, Razzleberry medium (Prism Papers)
Cryogen white

Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)
Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Pool)

Copic markers
Copic Multiliner
Fiskars edge punch (Threading Water/Scalloped Lace)
Labels Four Nestabilities by Spellbinder
Gingham ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!


Ruth Philps said...

Yes please...mines white with one sugar and a large dose of chocolate inside the little folder!! (preferably Green and Blacks or those Lindt balls!!)

Effie said...

What a great idea,would be good for gift cards....that's Christmas sorted!

Kaz said...

Fab little gift there Joanne. You could make them bigger for other things too, thanks for the link xx

Unknown said...

I think you may just have sorted Christmas for me too :0)
Loving the colour choice!

Unknown said...

Brilliant idea - and thanks for the link

Great for all sorts of things as you mentioned!

Anonymous said...

wonderful little tea bag the colour combi.Thanks for the link x

Hearts Turned said...

I really like this, Joanne! I can tell this will be another set I'm just going to HAVE to order! You keep getting me into trouble!

Thanks for visiting me today!

Unknown said...

Lovely little gift idea Joanne. TFS xxx

Scrappy~Sarah said...

That looks fantastic :) Off to look at the destructions :)

tracy said...

thats really sweet joanne :)
thanks for sharing the ladies blog too,it's a good one!:)

Kathy said...

This is great - I love it. Could you make it hot chocolate for mine, please? lol

Karen said...

ooo what a clever idea Joanne...thanks for the link XXX

CLARE said...

ooh what a great idea. I did some sachet holders last christmas but they weren't as nice as this

Carol Plume said...

Joanne what a gorgeous little holder and love that teal colour!

Just been having a catch up on your blog - totally gorgeous as always - fab links....xx

Janice said...

Chocolate for me please lol! That's lovely Joanne, what a nice idea.

Gez Butterworth said...

Gorgeous Joanne. Love the colour combo you have chosen & how you have put the ribbon on the top. Tea for me please I'm not a chocolate fan but these would make brilliant gifts. Thanks for the link. Will have great fun seeing what I can fit inside! Gez.xx

Darlene said...

What a great idea and yours looks awesome! I've saved the location for the instructions so I can give it a try ... I have some friends who are "tea totlers" and I know they will love these! Thanks

Traceyr said...

What a lovely idea Joanne and your decoration is just perfect. Love the stamp and the sentiment ;)


Lorraine said...

great idea love this

Tinkertaylor said...

Put this on my to do list, great idea thanks for sharing

Unknown said...

This is so clever!