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Recycle your teabags!

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learn how to use your old teabags and make great greeting cards
 
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Step 1: Teabag 1

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you need...
to drink a lot of tea...
save the teabags (or invite friends to have some nice cups of tea!)
glue
scissors
boardpaper
paintbrush (maybe!)

Step 2: Teabag 2

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cut off the white border...

Step 3: Teabag 3

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don't tell me you don't know how to make a piece of square paper!!!

make as many squares as you can with your teabag... al sizes are good

Step 4: Teabag 4

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fold the squares as you like... into small triangles or kites... find out yourself

Step 5: Teabag 5

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place your teabag-triangles on your paperboard and move until you find the flower you like! (you'll see there are many possibilities!)

first glue the center piece

Step 6: Teabag 6

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add the other petals and find a bag for the stem

Step 7: Teabag 7

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your greeting cards are ready!

if you want to see more...
for Christmas I made these

http://www.maestramette.it/hobby/jul/cartolina_nataledk06.htm

see what my kids made at school

http://www.maestramette.it/scuola/pisa/2006_2007/pasqua_parmini07.htm
blodefood4 years ago
I was a little confused at first when you said tea "bags."  To me those are the part that contains the tea and is dipped into the water.  What you are using are the teabag envelopes.  Nice, colourful crafts from your instructible, though.
I really love this. Anything that creatively uses items about to become trash is most excellent in my book. I'm going to post this to my facebook page tomorrow. (I would do it right now, but I just put up the avocado growing instructable!) Thanx for taking the time to show and tell!
casey321b5 years ago
a flower card that smells like tea
mguer1336 years ago
lmao you must be very bored at home!
I like it just because I am an obsessive tea drinker :) Good idea! Except most of my teabags come in boxes, but sometimes are individually wrapped.
Mr. Rig It6 years ago
I like what you have done a plus and a vote are in order. Good job.
knittingmette (author)  Mr. Rig It6 years ago
thx a lot! you make me happy! have some nice cups of tea! ;-))
Thank you, most gracious of you.
A good way to reuse the paper of the tea bags! +1
knittingmette (author)  laminterious6 years ago
thx... yes it is a good way. and some of the bags are really nice - colors and pictures of flowers!
knittingmette (author) 6 years ago
thx to bigpineconesays, PKM and LinuxH4x0r! knittingmette
bigpinecone6 years ago
hahahaha teabag!
PKM6 years ago
I mostly drink tea that comes in bags/boxes of bags, not individually wrapped ones... but the Twinings boxes are actually quite useful in their own right. Nice simple craft idea, anyway.
LinuxH4x0r6 years ago
or just rip them open and refill them