Tea Wreath Gift

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I saw a version of this online, but I wanted mine to be disposable once the holidays are over and they’ve used all the tea. I made this one for The Sweetness’ sister and her husband to go with the custom mugs I did a few days ago. This is also super easy and cheap.

You’ll need: Styrofoam or paper plates, a exacto knife (I used a ceramic kitchen knife), some clothes pins, glue, glitter and tea bags.

1. Make sure your clothes pins are clean. Brush on a thin layer of glue to the side that will be up. You’ll want the grabby end out to hold the tea bag. Sprinkle with glitter, shake off excess and set aside to dry.

2. Cut a hole in your first plate. I used a bowl as a guide and just worked my knife around the bowl. You’ll need more than one plate for the base of the wreath or it’ll be floppy when you try to pick it up. I used 3 Styrofoam plates, cut with the same bowl and glued together.

3. Once everything from 1 and 2 are dry you can start gluing the clothes pins around the edge of the plate. I had to use liquid nails because my plates were sloped enough that the pins wouldn’t stay, so I needed quick drying. Hot glue or super glue would be great for this. Once the pins are attached and dry, you can fill them with the tea bags and decorate it as you like. I used an extra plate to make them a monogram and a loop of ribbon to hang it with.

~ by accordingtoleanne on December 14, 2012.

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