Make Personalized Tea Bags for Mother's Day

Surprise Mom this Mother’s Day with handmade tea bags featuring her favorite photos. This thoughtful gift is inexpensive and easy to make.

DIY Personalized Tea Bags for Mother's Day

DIY Personalized Tea Bags for Mother's Day

Make Mom tea bags this Mother's Day featuring her favorite photos.

Materials Needed

  • coffee filters
  • scissors
  • loose-leaf tea
  • baker’s twine
  • stapler
  • printer
  • white card stock
  • thumbtack or pen

Cut Coffee Filters

Flatten coffee filters, and cut them into rectangles.

Add Tea

Add 1-1/2 teaspoons loose-leaf tea to the center of each coffee filter.

Fold Coffee Filters

Fold the longer sides of the coffee filter to the center, mimicking the fold of a brochure. Then, place your finger in the middle, and fold up the two sides to meet each other. Fold over the top, and set aside. Repeat with each coffee filter.

Prep Twine

Cut Twine to Make Tea Bags

Cut Twine to Make Tea Bags

Cut baker's twine to size to make tea bags for your mom this Mother's Day.

Cut a piece of baker’s twine for each tea bag.

Prep Photos

Select photos to print, one for each tea bag. Using a free website like Canva, create a printable photo collage with your selected photos. That way, you can print all photos on one sheet of card stock. I made a collage with nine photos and scaled the collage to print at 65 percent. Adjust the scale of your collage in the printing tab before printing. Print in black and white for a cohesive look. Then, cut out each photo.

Attach Photos to Tea Bags

Pierce a small hole in the upper corner of each photo using a thumbtack or pen. Then, loop through baker’s twine, and tie secure knots. Attach the other side of each piece of twine to a tea bag using a stapler. The staple will attach the twine and secure the tea bag’s folded shape.

Gift to Mom

Make Personalized Tea Bags for Mom

Make Personalized Tea Bags for Mom

Give the gift of caffeine to Mom this Mother's Day. Print out her favorite photos to add a personal touch.

Display your tea bags with a pretty mug and handmade card for a Mother’s Day gift she’ll treasure.

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