DIY Heart Shaped Tea Bags

February 2, 2015

What better to follow up a slew of Super Bowl themed recipes than with a tutorial on how to make heart shaped tea bags for Valentine’s Day?! “Grrrrr” to “awwwww,” we’re a culture of extremes – what can I say? So now that you’ve fully transitioned into a sweet and romantic mindset (what beer nachos?), let me walk you through how to make these adorably easy tea bags. Because we all know a spot of tea is like a hug in a cup.


You’ll need:

  • white coffee filters
  • a piece of cardstock
  • needle
  • thread
  • scissors
  • loose tea
  • crepe paper
  • glue


Start by cutting a heart shape out of a piece of card stock. Trace it over the center of a coffee filter.


Layer two filters together and cut outside the traced heart, in the shape of a rough square. Take your threaded needle and push it through the bottom of the two sheets. Make a normal first stitch.


But this time when you come back up from the bottom, skip a centimeter and stitch back -right next to your first stitch. This is called a backstitch.


Keep going – always pulling the needle up, leaving a small space and pushing the needle down, closing that space. Stop when you’re about 2/3 of the way done.


Scoop up a tablespoon of loose tea and fill the pocket.


Continue stitching the heart closed. When you’ve reached the end tie it into a double knot. Trim away the needle but not the excess thread.


Cut around the heart – and don’t forget to preserve the thread!


Take a 2×2″ piece of crepe paper. Fold it four times, into an accordion fold. Cut a half heart along the 2 folded edges.


This will give you 2 evenly sized hearts. Center the thread along the middle of one of the hearts – about 3-4 inches down from the base of the heart. Dab just a bit of glue and seal it with the second heart. Trim away any excess thread.


And that’s it!


Now it’s time for you, me and a cup of tea.


(images by HonestlyYUM)


I just now looked at the comments after spending 3 days making these. I didn’t know there was a certain type of thread to be used since it wasn’t in the despcription and now I’m afraid I can’t send them out and have to throw them away. If I used polyester thread is one cup of tea harmful?? I can’t find anywhere on google

I love this so much. I made it for my moms bday as a small morning wake up call and she loved it!!!

Hi Dear,
I was searching how to make a tea bag?. Recently, I’ve seen your article and read it. You’ve explained very good. I really liked it. So, keep up the good work.

We had a customer make a tea using our jasmine flowers, rose petals and lavender. This would be so beautiful in these cute little hearts. I think these would also make really pretty little sachets.

Hey! These are just so adorable! What kind of thread can you use that won’t run into the water? I’m worried about the dye. Thanks!

These are so adorable! What a cute idea! Would be a great gift too!

OMG, this is such a cute idea! I’m totally making these.

I love this idea, I’ve seen it a couple of times and need to kick myself into making them. Very pretty.

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