Today I’m bringing you a fun project for Valentines! It’s really easy and quick to do and the little girls in your life will love it. DIY Valentine Toy Tea Bags
You will need:
Fabric of your choice – scraps work well for this project.
Twine, yarn, or ribbon
Just a bit of quilt batting for padding
Paper, Pencil, and a Tea Bag for making your pattern.
Fold your paper in half and draw 2 heart halves on the fold of the paper. Use your tea bag as a guide for the sizes of the hearts. One heart will be approximately the size of the tea bag and the second will be smaller to mimic the size of the paper holder on the string to the tea bag.
Cut along the lines you have drawn and unfold each heart.
From your fabric, cut out 2 hearts of each size for one tea bag.
With right sides out on both pieces of the large heart, place a small amount of batting between the 2 layers of fabric. The smaller heart doesn’t need any batting, just lay both pieces together, right sides out.
Tuck a bit of twine, ribbon, or yarn into each heart, connecting them like a tea bag.
If desired, use a decorative staple on each heart to mimic the staples on a real tea bag. This is optional, and if you are making these for a very young child, not recommended.
Make several and give to the little girls in your life for some fun Valentine’s play!
Set a table with china cups, add some tiny treats, and let them play the afternoon away! Watch their happy faces as they pretend to be grown up ladies – just like you!
My girls are too big now to want to play with toy tea bags. They do enjoy setting up a ‘tea party’ with snacks and hot chocolate! If you have little girls, make some time to make a few of these for them – those little girls won’t be little for very long! Happy Crafting!