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You're My Cup of Tea: DIY Heart-Shaped Tea Bags

At Home Shoppe, we love a good cup of tea so much that we probably have the kettle on at least 2-3 a day and even more lately with this cold front in NYC.  When we started thinking about cute DIY projects for Valentines day, this sweet idea was a no brainer. 

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For this project, you will need:

  • Square coffee Filters
  • Needle & Thread
  • Loose Leaf Tea (we used Harney & Sons raspberry tea to make it pink)
  • Sturdy Paper (we used cupcake toppers from the $1 section of Target) 
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Directions:

1.) Fold coffee filter into quarters so that you have four squares.

2.) While the filter is still folded, draw half of a heart on the folded line.

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3.) Cut out hear on the lines your traced and voila! Two matching hearts.

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4.) Sew hearts together almost all the way, leaving a small hole to fill with tea.

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5.) Fill with loose leaf tea in the hole

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6.) Continue sewing the hearts together, leaving about 5 inches or so of thread for heart message.

7.) With leftover thread, stitch on heart message. If you'd like you can also just staple it on.

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8.) Make as many as you'd like, package in a cute tin, and give to your valentine :)

It's as simple as that! Let us know what kind of tea you choose and no matter what the flavor we hope you have a great Valentine's Day with someone special.

Emily + Erick