Photo: Jonny Valiant; Styling: Blake Ramsey Murray
Hands-on Time
1 Hour
Total Time
1 Hour
Yields 36 tea bags (6 gifts of 6 bags each)

These too-cute tea packages make unique DIY gifts for holidays, luncheons, and showers.

How to Make It

Step 1

Fill a filter with about 2 tsp. tea. (1 oz. of tea should fill 12 filters.) Fold filter to create tea bag. Staple a 4-inch length of food-safe string to top, sealing pleats with staple. Attach a tag to other end of string. Repeat with remaining tea and filters.

Step 2

How to Turn Coffee Filters into Tea Bags Working with 1 filter at a time, fill with 2 tsp. loose-leaf tea. Bring top right-hand corner toward center; crease. Repeat with top left-hand corner, crossing over initial fold. Create a second, smaller fold at top right. Repeat on top left. Fold top down about 1/2 inch and crease. Staple string over final fold to seal tea bag.

Step 3

GIVE IT Place 6 tea bags in a tin or box. Add label and include brewing instructions.

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