How to Make 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.


This idea comes from former 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.

What You'll Need


  • Gold-plated rose spoons (Harold Import Co.)
  • Paper tea filter bags (Teavana)
  • Rose Gold cardstock paper
  • Yellow satin ribbon
  • Heavy duty 1/8" hole punch (Martha Stewart Crafts)
  • White baker's twine
  • Gold foil "thanks" stickers (Paper Source)
  • Scissors
  • Bone folder
  • Ruler
  • Pencil


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

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    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.)

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    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.

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    Place spoon onto the front of the folded envelope, tying a ribbon bow to keep in place.

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