If you are good friends with the staff at your local coffee shop, you may be able to get empty tea bags for free. That is what I did. But if you have to purchase them don't worry.... 200 will run you about $10 bucks.
What will you do with 200 tea bags you ask? Well, you could make tea, but I use a reusible filter for that and so I did something different.
I started with a sweet little card to welcome a new baby. Tea bags just happen to fold up into the perfect little diaper embellishments. I found the chipboard safety pin from Baby Jane's mini deck. So easy and simple!
How about tea bags to hold seeds you've collected from your garden. This makes a really fun gift to give friends. I used a bunch of Tim's Distress Inks to color my tea bag into a nice dirty flower pot. Then I filled it with my Hollyhock seeds from last fall.
Last but not least, I had to try at least a couple Gluber flowers. The tea bag paper is really fun being almost like a fabric, but still enough like paper to punch easily. I also really like the new flower type I thought up with the ruffle on the inside, what do you think?
Just a simple little idea that won't break the bank! Enjoy.
And congratulations to our three winners from yesterday:
Linda Harris who said, " Love it!!! I choose option #4!!! That was to cute and funny. Thanks for the chance."
Kathy W. who said, "Option 4, and big hugs to you! I was in this position exactly one year ago moving from SLC to Vermont sans children and pets (and it was still overwhelming). You will get through it, best of luck!"
Naomi who said, "I like option #2! I hope option #5 is Julie telling me I won!"
Ladies, send your info to julie at cosmocricket dot com and I'll ship you the goods. If after you recieve them you find yourselves being stalked, let me know. I have a list of stripper names and a great contact for employment opportunities at the Persian Peacock! ;)