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Surprise Someone Special with This Teabag Holder!
All you need is scissors and paper -- and, of course, a tea bag -- to create this kitschy teabag holder!

Posted by PKPostmansKnock from Boulder, Colorado, United States • Published See PKPostmansKnock's 7 projects »
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  • How to make a tea wallet. Tea Bag Holder Tutorial - Step 1
    Step 1

    Print out the teacup template, which you can find here: http://thepostmansknock.com/catalog/tea-bag-holder-template/

  • How to make a tea wallet. Tea Bag Holder Tutorial - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut out the template.

  • How to make a tea wallet. Tea Bag Holder Tutorial - Step 3
    Step 3

    Choose a front and a back for your holder. I selected blue card stock for the back; and a vintage magazine cover depicting Abe Lincoln for the front.

  • How to make a tea wallet. Tea Bag Holder Tutorial - Step 4
    Step 4

    Put your template on the back of the paper you wish to use for the front of your tea bag holder. You can put it on the front, too; but I prefer to put it on the back so the finished project doesn’t have trace lines. If you do flip over your paper, be sure and flip over your template, too, so the handle is facing the opposite way of how you want it to in your finished project.

    FYI: I knew exactly where to position my template {on Abe’s face} by holding the paper up to a bright window. The light shone through, showing me where Abe’s face was on the other side.

  • How to make a tea wallet. Tea Bag Holder Tutorial - Step 5
    Step 5

    Trace around your template; I used a Sharpie, but if you have thinner paper, use a gel pen or pencil so the ink doesn’t bleed.

  • How to make a tea wallet. Tea Bag Holder Tutorial - Step 6
    Step 6

    Cut out your template.

  • How to make a tea wallet. Tea Bag Holder Tutorial - Step 7
    Step 7

    Select your tea bag. I have chosen this Good Earth blend; but you can use whatever you like!

  • How to make a tea wallet. Tea Bag Holder Tutorial - Step 8
    Step 8

    Turn your teacup over and position the tea bag in the middle.

  • How to make a tea wallet. Tea Bag Holder Tutorial - Step 9
    Step 9

    Trace loosely around your tea bag. You’re making these guidelines so you know where to glue {or, rather, where not to glue}!

  • How to make a tea wallet. Tea Bag Holder Tutorial - Step 10
    Step 10

    Brush regular glue on on the back of the template, taking care not to get glue in the area reserved for the tea bag. (You may also use a glue stick for this step.)

  • How to make a tea wallet. Tea Bag Holder Tutorial - Step 11
    Step 11

    Stick the glued side of the teacup against the card stock and apply smoothing pressure with your fingers.

  • How to make a tea wallet. Tea Bag Holder Tutorial - Step 12
    Step 12

    Let the teacup dry for a couple of minutes, then cut it out.

  • How to make a tea wallet. Tea Bag Holder Tutorial - Step 13
    Step 13

    Add some embellishments if you want to!

  • How to make a tea wallet. Tea Bag Holder Tutorial - Step 14
    Step 14

    Open the tea bag holder pocket.

  • How to make a tea wallet. Tea Bag Holder Tutorial - Step 15
    Step 15

    Slip the tea bag inside!

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