The times that I drink tea have always been a special moment to me, it is warm, relaxing and delicious. While searching on the Internet I came a across tea bags that had a paper butterfly sitting on the edge of the teacup. I thought that it was such a creative idea that it inspired me to make some myself.These cute butterflies give a fun extra touch to your teacup and are a very cute gift for your loved ones. I added an extra template for a teabox where you can store your little butterflies in or give them as a gift.
Things needed for the butterfly tea bags:
- Carbon paper
- Watercolour paper
- Butterfly template
- Waterproof pen or marker
- White arylic paint
- Tea bags with string
- Small brush or toothpick
- Optional (Box template) + thick paper to print it on.
Start by printing out the template of the butterfly here. With carbon paper, draw the butterfly on thick enough watercolour paper.
Cut out the butterfly and if you want you can paste a coloured paper on the back. I also plasticized it, so I can re-use it without getting wet. Fold the butterfly wings in half. Take your scissors and cut two strips as shown on the picture.
If you aren’t a big fan of drawing and painting than you can print the drawn template here, this way you only have to cut them out, make a whole in them and attach the string.
If you want to make the box too, than here is the template. Just print it out on thick paper, fold it and glue it together. When cutting out the template, don’t forget to make a small cut near the wings. If you look well at the template, you can see exactly how far you need to cut. This is important because it makes it possible to close the box nicely.
Place the tea bag into a cup and put the butterfly on the edge. Pour some hot water into the mug and enjoy!
I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend and I see you soon!