frankie exclusive diy: tea bags with heart dippers

by rachael smith

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My best friend and I always meet up over a cup of tea. We've solved all sorts of problems with a cuppa in hand (and a cake or course), and so I thought a customised set of teabags would make a perfect gift for her birthday.

You can create a teabag with your very own special blend of leaves and then make sweet little dippers to top them off.

Let's get started with materials:

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MATERIALS

Tea leaves

Filters

Stapler

String

Cutting mat

Clay tools (knife and hole poker - you can use a blunt knife and a toothpick)

Heart cutter (or any other shape you like!)

Polymer clay

Rolling pin

Scissors

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INSTRUCTIONS

1. Cut your filter open and cut a rectangle shape from it. Then fold in your edges to the middle and fold in half.

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2. Fill your little sachet with tea leaves. Fold over the top edges into the middle and staple the string at the top.

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3. Roll your clay out to about 6mm thick. Cut your heart shape out.

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4. Poke a hole through the corner for the string to go through. Cook in the oven following the instructions on you polymer clay packet.

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5. Take the dippers from the oven and when cool, tie the string through the little hole. You now have a custom made tea bag! Pop them into a gift box for giving.

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Or just use next time your friends come around for a cup of tea.

 

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