A box of tea bags is cheap and that made me happy. So I picked up a box of 20 tea bags, but made sure they were the kind with the strings attached to the bag. I opened the box of tea from the bottom (I left the perforated top in tact for her) and took each tea bag out of its mini cello bag.
|$2 box of tea bags|
Then I picked a colour scheme. I decided on pink because I had enough pretty pink scrap book paper bits to do this project. I took the scrap book paper and cut out 20 squares. Then I used a glue stick and glued them to the existing tabs on the end of the tea bag strings.
|pink paper selection|
Next I cut out 20 more squares out of plain white paper this time.
|Total of 40 paper squares|
After that I went online and searched out some quotes. I found quotes about drinking tea, quotes from Star Trek, motivational and inspirational quotes about life. I wrote each quote on one of the white squares. I added a couple little memories and inside jokes from our past decade of friendship.
I glued the white squares to the back of the pink ones. Ta-daa! I thought they were really precious and would bring a smile to her face for the next 20 tea times. I put the tea bags back into the original box and re-sealed the bottom.
|Pink paper view of the tea bags|
|Some of the tags flipped over so you can see how|
I wrote the quotes.
I didn't want to give her a box that, from the outside, looked like a regular box of Wal-Mart brand tea. A little Mod Podge and more pink paper fixed that up just fine.
|Close up of the finished, covered box.|
Considering how frantic I was just a few days ago about this, I am very pleased with my low cost, high pleasure gift!