Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tea Christmas Party!


You are invited to a tea party!

I am a big fan of tea and changing their flavors, discover new
ones and collect favorites!  One day I was drinking one 
and thought that the paper used to make them is super strong!
 It stands very well the heat and keeps it`s shape while in the hot water!

Most papers disolve in the water and specially when hot
so I decided to give it a try and work with these tea bags!
It is so much fun to discover that everyday things can 
be  transformed into creative endeavors!  

Here is what I did:

After use, I left them to dry alone, this will give them some beautiful
aged color, then I removed the tea by cutting one edge, carefully 
removed the thread and now they are ready to work with them!

Tip: Use the removed tea for your plants and garden!


I`ve stamped on them with permanent ink adding
two or three layers of different stamps, I think black 
looks wonderful for it gives a nice contrast but why not
 trying other colors?


I just love them!  Simply like this, they can be used to make
 beautiful seasonal cards!





Then I thought:

Why not make some cute tiny pillows with them?
So I filled them with a little stuffing! 
I also though I could add a drop of a nice scent and 
place them in a bowl to add a nice touch in a corner.


Then I`ve tried sewing them, this has to be carefully done
but they hold!  In some cases they started to fall appart
but I added a coat of medium on those parts and voila!

 Write beautiful sentiments on them!




To end, I added a cute iron on embellishments on gold and used my pen to add
some accents and voila!



You could make tea bag ornaments with them!


I hope you are inspired to make your life even more beautiful
and change your ideas of trash being a waste!

R e c y c l e 
M a k e A r t 
Make Happy!



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34 comments:

  1. Fabulous!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity

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  2. That is such a great idea! Thank you for sharing it x

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  3. I was storing up some used teabags and my husband threw them out! Now you've got me wanting to try and start over again...I am not a tea drinker so it was a slow process but I will just do it! I will have to find a hiding place to store and dry them out! Thanks for the inspiration Monica!

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  4. Lovely! i love to create with used tea bags!
    Hugs
    Lizzie

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  5. Great idea, faboulous!!!
    Thanks for sharing

    Maria

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  6. love this! i do have some used tea bags i've been saving in hopes of reusing them somehow - will definitely try this - thank you!

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  7. They are delightful, love them and as I always have a lot of teabags around I might just get to give these a go, thanks for sharing :)

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  8. Monica, faboulous!!! Amei!!! Thank you so much for sharing :))

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  9. Monica, these look like fun! Don't forget to put a drop of lavender oil on some of the cotton before you stitch it up!

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  10. great idea Moni. I will have to start drinking tea LOL
    Dianne in Aust

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  11. Okay you get my award for one of the best ideas I've seen this year. I just love love teabags and have used them in art quilts I've made but this idea of yours is so unique and absolutely stunning. Got to drink more tea.

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  12. Geez, what a great idea...nothing is safe with you Moni LOL :D

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  13. J'aime votre sens du recyclage Monica, vous avez toujours de très bonnes idées écologiques

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  14. This is such a cool idea. Thanks for sharing

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  15. Hi. Just found this on pinterest. It's the coolest idea ever and I wanted to thank you for sharing it.
    Karen

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  16. Such a cute idea, I'm going to try them!

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  17. Hi Monica,

    This is a fantastic idea! I love the aged look of the teabags (and the sewing is a great addition)

    I was wondering if it would be okay if I pinned it on pinterest? (With credit to you and a link back to this post, of course.)

    Thank you for your consideration :)

    Kristin

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    1. Hi kristin! Of course you may share, the more we know about this, the better the party! ;D
      Cheers...Moni.

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    2. Thank you so much! I pinned it here:
      http://pinterest.com/pin/258112622363609977/


      Kristin

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  18. I just found this on Pinterest , what a lovely idea , in fact I have been saving some myself and did not know what to do with these beauties!
    I think I shall make a card with them ..if I do I shall credit you and link your blog..thanks for sharing!

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  19. I made a card using the idea of the dried tea bag ..as mentioned before I have linked you and here is the link to my card http://sanketij.blogspot.com/2012/07/tea.html

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  20. Hi, I'm gonna open a shop you can do some 4 me?

    Contact me myrtilla@fastwebnet.it

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  21. Great I have used youre link her
    http://creaties-jenneke.blogspot.nl/2012/09/give-away-laatste-dag-inschrijven-tea.html

    greetz jenneke

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  22. I just found your blog,,, I am loving it... what a wonderful idea making sweet little tea pillows.... love it .. and I do love my cup of tea... will start saving my bags... thanks for sharing your great idea..... have a great week..

    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  23. These are fabulous! Popped over from Jessica Sporn's blog. Great idea!

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  24. Thank you!! I am the same way about repurposing things. ...that is how I came up with the Tea Bag Roses I make. Already perfectly stained paper!

    There is a free tutorial on my blog.. =) show me if you do some. =)

    blessings...
    Barb

    PS off to see what other creative things you have done.

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  25. WoW Monica ..these are fantabulous!
    Thanks for sharing!

    Mariette ;-)

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  26. you gave me the idea to fill the teebags with lavender and give them away

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  27. This is so awesome! I am going to do this and make them for my Christmas tree! Thank you!

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  28. This is so awesome! I am going to make these for my Christmas tree! Thank you!

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  29. Thank you for sharing your lovely idea. Very clever. I found on Pinterest today and I have shared on Pinterest too :)

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  30. Wonderful!!!..gracias por compartir,eres muy creativa..y generosa!!

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  31. Wonderful !! eres muy creativa,y generosa!!!

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments!