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I made this "Teensy Tea Garden" kit as a gift to a friend using leftover seeds from my garden. The box contains five varieties of seeds, each enclosed in a small sewn envelope. A teensy hand-bound book details how to care for each plant with sowing, care, and harvesting instructions, as well as directions on how to dry the leaves and steep the teas.

I found an adorable tiny teapot at a local vintage shop, so I made a simple gift box to package everything together. I also tied a ribbon around a stack of five medium terra-cotta parts and stuck the box in the top (these plants do wonderfully in containers).

This makes a unique and fun gift for kid who enjoy tea parties, adults who love gardening, and anyone who likes drinking tea!

love it!!! thank you for sharing! create & shine on! *

rastallama4 years ago
WOW... i wish you were my friend... that is such wonderful work... i think i will be someones amazing friend by trying to do some similar stuff!!! Thanx!!!
emilygraceking (author)  rastallama4 years ago
Let's be friends, then we can basically just go back and forth making each other creative little presents!
what a lovely idea!!! Friends it is!!! how do you sew the paper, needle and thread? I assume a sewing machine would be a bit to industrial for this application!!! Rather thick paper stock, too imagine...
emilygraceking (author)  rastallama4 years ago
I sewed the envelopes and stitching detail on a machine at a slow speed with a very tiny stitch (to make sure the seeds couldn't creep out). The paper is just normal printer-paper weight and was taken from the pages of a recycled brown paper sketchbook, so it was easy to fold. The little envelope sealers are cut from the remnants of a sticker sheet.
mizzoufan964 years ago
This is AWESOME! Such a great gift idea. Great Job!
ChrysN4 years ago
What a great idea for a gift!
SHIFT!4 years ago
Kawaii! This is a very cute booklet and I'm sorry the description isn't working for you. Have you tried on a different network?
emilygraceking (author)  SHIFT!4 years ago
Thank you so much!! That did the trick.You are awesome.