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Tea-Bag Envelope Party Favors

Here's a sweet gift idea for any party where tea is served: A bag of loose-leaf tea — a custom blend, courtesy of yours truly — is tucked inside this paper-folded envelope, given a tiny gold-plated spoon, and tied in a pretty satin bow. Don't forget a tag that says "thank you" to your guests.

beauty beast baby shower tea favor spoon

Photography: Brklyn View Photography

Source: Martha Stewart

Introduction

This idea comes from Digital Editor Alexandra Churchill. They were offered to each guest as part of a "Beauty and the Beast" inspired baby shower.

 

Each paper-folded package comes with a loose-leaf bag of custom-blend tea mixing vanilla, earl grey, and dried rose buds. But if you're inspired to develop your own homemade blend, check our suggestions for 15 Herbs You Should Try Blending For Your Next Cup of Tea.

 

materials

  • Gold-plated rose spoons, by Harold Import Co., $11 for set of 4, amazon.com

  • Heavy duty 1/8" hole punch, by Martha Stewart Crafts, $15, amazon.com
     

  • White baker's twine
  • Scissors
  • Bone folder
  • Ruler
  • Pencil

steps

  1. Loosely fill a tea filter with an individual serving of custom tea blend.

    beauty beast baby shower tea party favor materials
  2. Lay the paper pattern side down. Fold sheet into thirds lengthwise; smooth creases with a bone folder. (Tip: For precision, use a ruler and pencil to measure and mark exact thirds.)

    beauty beast baby shower tea party favors materials
  3. Tuck tea bag inside the center fold, and fold sheet in half horizontally. Fold each end into a point. Punch a hole in this point and the sticker tag. (Tip: We used leftover scraps of the cardstock to create matching tags.) Cut a length of baker's twine and thread through punched tag; knotting it at the end.

    beauty beast baby shower tea party favor materials bag
  4. Place spoon onto the front of the folded envelope, tying a ribbon bow to keep in place.

    beauty beast baby shower tea party favor ribbon spoon

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