I have a cup of tea pretty much every morning, so with Valentine’s Day approaching I decided to make my morning cup of tea a little more festive! I made these DIY heart shaped tea bags in just a few minutes, and filled them with my favorite cranberry orange herbal tea (which turns a gorgeous red/pink color when brewed). Perfect for Valentine’s Day!
The great thing about these tea bags is that they are so easy to make, and you can make them in any shape for any holiday or event! Maybe shamrock shaped tea bags filled with green tea for St. Patrick’s Day?!
DIY Heart Shaped Tea Bags
Here’s what you need to make your own heart shaped tea bags: (affiliate links below)
- fillable tea bags (coffee filters will also work!)
- pink or red thread
- sewing machine
- loose tea (this is the cranberry orange tea that I used)
- pink or red baker’s twine, string, or yarn
- pink or red felt
Start by drawing a heart onto your tea bag (or if you’re using coffee filters, stack two on top of each other and draw a heart onto one of them).
Sew around the heart, just inside the pencil line, leaving a small gap near the bottom.
Cut out the sewn heart, making sure to cut off all pencil marks. I know pencils aren’t made with actual lead, but it’s still probably best to avoid drinking graphite with your tea! Alternately, you can use a food safe marker (I have these food decorator pens and love them!) and then you can sew right over the line and don’t have to worry about ingesting it in your tea later!
Use your teaspoon to fill the tea bag with loose tea (I like about 1-½ to 2 teaspoons of herbal tea per cup) and then sew the gap closed.
Attach a long piece of baker’s twine to the tea bag. Then cut a small heart out of felt and attach it at the other end of the baker’s twine to make a little “tag” for your tea bag!
When you’re ready to brew your tea, just drop a tea bag in a mug, fill with hot water, steep for a few minutes, and enjoy!
Note: For herbal tea you want to use super hot water, almost still boiling, and steep for 5-7 minutes depending on how strong you like your tea.
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P.S. if you liked this project, check out these other simple Valentine’s Day crafts!
This is such a cute idea!! Thank you for sharing! http://www.lovesthefind.com/
Crystal @HelloCreativeFamily says
I am a HUGE tea drinker! Why have I never thought of sewing my own little tea bags?!?!? This is the cutest thing ever. My kiddos love tea too. I think I’m going to have to make them some heart shaped tea bags for Valentine’s Day!
The moment I saw these little love bugs I got a huge smile on my face. I called my 7 year old over and she immediately asked me if we could make them. So cute! Thank you for sharing the tutorial!
I did a roundup of Handmade Candy Free Valentine Ideas Kids Will Love and included this project along with your heart stamped tote bag in it! I’d love for you to take a peek and share if you think it’s a fit for your audience. 🙂
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Jessi Wohlwend says
Thanks so much for including my projects, I’ve pinned your awesome roundup!
Corey @ Tinysidekick says
Oh my goodness Jessie…these are so stinkin’ cute and would be the perfect little gift to send to my grandmother in the mail! Love!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Makers this week! Hope you are doing well!
Super cute idea! Perfect for Valentine’s Day!
So cute! I used to use those fillable tea bags, but I hadn’t thought about them in years. I wonder if I can find any near where I live now!
Visiting from The Makers link up =)
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Oh my gosh…this is so cute!! Thanks for sharing your fabulous idea!
Aww, these are the CUTEST! I have a cuppa every morning too and these are perfect 🙂
Laura Beth says
You are so creative! LOVE this idea 🙂
keri @ shaken together says
These are SO cute and that tea sounds divine!
What a cute idea! 🙂