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Tuesday Tip: Valentines Tea Bags & Sugar!

I subscribe to a fantastic DIY blog called Funky Time, and couldn't not share this incredibly cute DIY Sibylle has just posted. As the title suggests, the tutorial is about making little heart shaped teabags. She also goes the extra mile by painting hearts on sugar cubes with food colouring! GENIUS. 

I'm all for the little ideas that require a bit of effort and zero funds, so this tutorial is ideal. See the tutorial in all its glory here



I mean SERIOUSLY, how genius is this idea?! It just makes me think of all the other things you could do with teabags, scissors and thread... I'm thinking cat shaped teabags! 

Now I just need to get my boyfriend into drinking tea before Feb 14th (or quickly get a new boyfriend*) and that's my little love token sorted! 

Have you got any crafty valentines ideas to share for the financially challenged?

<3

* - jkjk

31 comments:

  1. I LOVE this so much! Thanks for sharing, off to peek at Funkytime now :)

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  2. ahhhhhhh so cute!! <3

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  3. So sweet.. My other half is not a tea drinker either. Looks like I'll be making them for meee !!

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  4. If someone done this for me I think I would marry them, being an obsessive tea drinker and all that!

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  5. Awww I will definitely be doing this! I love doing little token things on val day, ideal when you're as skint as me and can look lovely and thoughtful instead of just tight. Last year I made my boyfriend eton mess cupcakes and he made me a CD of all my favourite music and our 'injoke' songs of the moment, very cheap but still thoughtful!

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  6. such a cool idea!

    ps i'm hosting a little giveaway at the moment if you fancy taking a look...

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  7. So cute! Now I wish I drank tea...

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  8. So cute! I drink too much tea to customise each one though haha x

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  9. Awwwwwww, that is so cute, I totally want to try that!! Though not for Valentines Day, we don't celebrate it ;) But as a lovely surprise on a normal day!1 Thank you for sharing!

    Kitty xox

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  10. I am so excited for Valentines day. Its the first time i've organised something! Im going to be pretty cliche and bake some heart shaped cookies and make a homemade card. Cliches are there for a reason!

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  11. A romantic cup of tea? That would definitely steal my heart. x

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  12. These are so lovely. Definitely going to try making a little tea and sugar cube Valentines pack x

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  13. That's adorable. Would be so cute with raspberry tea or something so it was pink too!

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  14. OMG Valentines already

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  15. Oh my gosh this is too cute, definitely going to convert all the earl grey in the house! x

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  16. totally doing this for work for valentines...we usually do something fun each year :) x

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  17. awrhhh thats such a cute idea :) x

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  18. Aww, this is a really sweet idea, and funkytime looks like a great blog! Sadly my boyfriend doesn't drink tea (the horror!) so it might have to be something I make myself! x

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  19. This is beyond adorable. I will be for sure doing it! xx

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  20. Love the gem!! this is pure amazing!! thanks for sharing hun :) xx

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  21. thank you for sharing this! I wasn't so sure if I wanted to celebrate Valentine's Day with my boyfriend or not because I never have done before, but even if we don't do anything else, I'm definitely going to make the effort to do this, it's so cute!

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  22. awww cute! I don't have a valentine but might just make thes for myself haha :)
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  23. That's such a cute idea! I love it! Definitely going to try it out, I love all these little crafty tips!

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  24. This is amazinggg.. such a cute idea!! xxx

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  25. Aahh so simple and so appreciated! Thanks for sharing, Gem!

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  26. What an adorable idea! Thanks for sharing this! I need to try it sometime :)

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  27. Love this Gem! Unfortunately my boyfriend actually hates tea and loves coffee, maybe I could make a heart out of coffee beans??! Hmm maybe not. I made heart shaped cookies last year, but also have done heart shaped salt dough painted with thick pink paint with cute things stamped into it (using cookie cutters and stamps)--- ULTRA CHEAP! Im planning on cutting maps of places we've been into heart shapes and sewing little hearts in red of particular places that remind me of "us"... DAHHH. xxxx

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  28. Ok, cat shaped tee backs, now we're talking. May give that ago for my better half, as he's decided I have turned into a cat and desperately wants one since his elderly cat at home died last year.

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