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A few days ago I saw a heart shaped tea bag on the internet and that inspired me to create my own with a couple of variations.

I know that tea bags are going to be thrown in the garbage after a few minutes so this probably looks useless, but taking some time to do this for someone you love is worth it, isn't it? :)
 
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Step 1: What you need

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  • tea bag with tea
  • red thread and needle
  • piece of red fabric
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • hot glue

Step 2: Open the tea bag

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First of all you have to open up your tea bag. Be very careful and make sure that it doesn't break too much and the tea leaves don't get out of the filter.
I'm not sure if tea bags are all the same, but you can see how I opened mine in the pictures above.

When your tea bag is open, remove the tea leaves and put them aside for a while. DON'T throw them away, you'll put them back in when the "new" filter is ready :)

Step 3: Cut the heart

It's time to work on the filter now.

Now that your filter is empty, flatten that sheet of paper a little so that you have a flat rectangle to work on.
Fold it in half on the short side and draw a heart on it using a pencil.
When you are done drawing it, cut it. Remember that there's the other half of paper in the back so you'll get 2 identical hearts.

I noticed that my heart turned out too big to be a tea bag so I actually cut it smaller than the drawing I made at first.
You must always remember that this is, and will be, a tea bag! So don't make the heart too big :)
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faiza0077 months ago
Congratulations again lin..! :)
lindarose92 (author)  faiza0077 months ago

Thank you Faiza and congratulations to you too! :D

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lindarose92 (author)  deleted_account7 months ago

Thank you very much! :)

786Ayesha7 months ago

Congratulation! again

lindarose92 (author)  786Ayesha7 months ago

Thank you Ayesha! :D

Congrats Linda! the Valentine's day contest was fun! most of the ibles which made it to finals were unexpected :D

lindarose92 (author)  Muhaiminah Faiz7 months ago

It's always a good feeling :) Thank you Muhaiminah!!

Wow...Linda, I am so happy to know that you are a finalists. Congratulations!!

lindarose92 (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya7 months ago

Thank you Tarun! This was unexpected :)

That is even more awesome :), such surprises are much better.

Congratulations on being a finalist :D

lindarose92 (author)  emilyvanleemput7 months ago

Thank you Emily! And congratulations to you too!! :D

Thank you! :D

faiza0077 months ago
Congratulations lin..! ;)
lindarose92 (author)  faiza0077 months ago

Thank you! Congratulations to you too for being a finalist in the Paracord contest!! :)

thanks a lot.! :)

786Ayesha7 months ago

I come from a Tea plantation family,and drink only Tea.Nice idea for our company.

lindarose92 (author)  786Ayesha7 months ago

Wow, thank you so much Ayesha! :)

patsheldon8 months ago

perfect! this is so cute!!

lindarose92 (author)  patsheldon8 months ago

Thank you so much! :)

lovetocreate8 months ago

This is so cute!

lindarose92 (author)  lovetocreate8 months ago

I'm glad you like it :)

hunter9998 months ago

Yet another ingenious idea! How do you tune ideas out so fast? (do you have minions working for you?! ;) )

lindarose92 (author)  hunter9998 months ago

haha I wish I did! As I wrote in the description, I saw a heart-shaped tea bag a few days ago and decided to make my own too, so that wasn't too hard to think of! And about the others, I didn't make all of them at once...for example, I made the miniature card weeks before I published it here. I have periods where I don't publish anything for a long time and then others where I publish everything, including the "old" ones :D

Oh right! Sounds good to send out a horde of 'Ible's :-) Sorry, I should have read the description in more depth :-/ - I read it after I posted the above comment. Its good that you were inspired. Everyone of my 'Ibles are completely inspired...

Thinking about it, every 'Ible that is currently being posted is inspired in one way or another.

Also, what's your favourite kind of tea? < (sorry for a random Q)

lindarose92 (author)  hunter9998 months ago

I always drink green tea, so I guess it's my favorite one...

Oh right! Cool!

hunter9998 months ago

Speaking of which, I have a project to enter in the Valatines Day contest...

lindarose92 (author)  hunter9998 months ago

I look forward to see it :)

Its art expressed in another way. Way different to the brilliant types of art that you have produced :D...

I hope to post in a day or two...

Cutest teabag ever! adorable idea :)

lindarose92 (author)  Muhaiminah Faiz8 months ago

Thank you Muhaiminah!! :)

faiza0078 months ago
Oh linda..! This is such a cute thing..I am in love with these cuties.. :D
lindarose92 (author)  faiza0078 months ago

I'm so glad you like it Faiza! Thank you so much! :)

If only someone can think like this beautiful thing, it's Linda :), kinda cool gift for a tea addict like me :D

lindarose92 (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya8 months ago

Aw thank you so much Tarun! I'm a tea addict too so I HAD to try this! :D

Plunged_u8 months ago
Fantastic! I think I'll make some for my girlfriend
lindarose92 (author)  Plunged_u8 months ago

Great, I'm glad you like it! Have fun!! :)

What a cool gift! Thanks so much for posting your Instructable! I am going to try and make one. This is a perfect gift for a person on a tight budget to make too!

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