Thought I would share another Giftie Tutorial with you this week. This one is pretty easy, one you may have already done. But I like to have small things to tuck into packages when I sell things, or if someone stops by to visit me. This may also be cute as Party Gifts for a Tea Party, For a Teacher, Mail lady, Etc.
Firstly, I made you a few tags from the Free Clip Art I posted last week. It was pretty easy as most of the Clip art I give you, I have already spent hours on cleaning them up :)
You can print them out onto card stock, punch a hole, add some ribbon and tie one on to the Gift Bag we are making this week. The small squares we will use on our craft. :)
Ok, First we will make our Sugar cubes. In a small bowl, I used about a cup of sugar, to two teaspoons water, and one half drop of food coloring. Mix it till it is like damp sand. Then you press it into a candy mold, and pack firmly. I have this Sweet Heart one that I am using. Let it dry several hours, to overnight. Then lay a tray on the mold and carefully turn it over to release the sugar cubes. There, Easy-McPeasy so far, Right ?
Grab some pretty Scrap papers for this next part. And some tea bags. Carefully remove the paper from the tea bags. This is your pattern. Flatten it and lay it onto some cute scrap paper and cut out the tea bag cover shape. I wouldn't suggest tracing with a pencil, as we don't want Lead anywhere near our tea. I add an extra 1/8" to 1/4" all the way around, so it fits the tea bag better. Then score and fold, reopen and run a light band of glue, with a glue-stick onto the paper and seal it. Wait till it is dry before inserting the teabag. ( Dont want glue on the tea either. And , WASH your hands before beginning this project. Lol !! Sorry, should have said that FIRST, Right ? )
Ok, now we have pretty sugars, AND a pretty wrapped tea bag. You can cut out and glue one of the little squares from above onto the cover too, if you want it to match your tag. For the Big Gift bag, add some paper shred, your sugars ( I like to put the sugars into their own wee bag ) , then a few teabags, maybe a tea bag holder, or Pretty Flea Market Tea cup. Tie a few bows onto the bag, add your tag, and Voila ! And There you have a sweet little gift that didn't cost hardly anything but Love :)You can make bigger bags if you like. You can add a vintage linen napkin, a few cookies or English biscuits, a small book of poems, or any other small "I am thinking of You" treasure.
Thank you So much for stopping by :) I really enjoy your visits. :) If you make any, please let me know so I can feature them on my blog. Or if you have any ideas to add to this, I would love to hear :)
I am joining Martha's Tea Time Tuesday this week :)