Monday, 20 February 2012

Diamond Jubilee Crafts - The Great British Tea Bag!

My sister and I are wracking our brains thinking of little souvenir/token gifts she can give to some of the many people from all over the world she will meet and befriend as a Games Maker at London 2012 Olympic Games, and these came to me in a flash of inspiration.
Diamond Jubilee Tea Bags Glassine Crafts
The packets are glassine bags as used by stamp collectors (I believe), the Union Flags are from cut up paper chains that I had left over from Royal Wedding and the three charms, well I’ve had them forever. I was desperate to have them (because I love tiny things) and then thought what on earth do I do with them when I got them  … I never thought I would ever use them ….. but now I find the teabag charm is just so perfect.
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I put a tiny bit of double sided tape to stick the flag on to the turned over lip of the packet, then punched a small hole through the layers, attaching the teapot and teabag together with a brad.  The teacup is held in place with an adhesive. foam pad.
I think this is an idea I can adapt for other occasions, but it’s the charms that really make it!

10 comments:

Clarky J said...

I love it! The freebie craft stamper tea cup stamp would love fab too (it was from early last year)

Lyn said...

Mmmm, a good cup of rosie lee, quintissentially english, perfect gift. Take care, Lyn x

marc said...

its really is a perfect gift for any one from overseas it has great Britain all over it fab i love it they also look expensive do they do a peel off with a tea theme if your making a lot big love Marc

sue said...

What a fantastic gift, and what a great gift to give - perfect x x

SueF said...

Love it - they sum us up brilliantly

Sue

tilly said...

a stunning gift, they look great
Tilly

KraftyKaren said...

These are superb and I am sure people will love them x

Bee and Dee said...

A beautiful gift. Hugs Bee

Caz said...

I'm off to Roverway (the European Scout & Guide Jamboree) in Finland this summer and that's a fab idea for a English swap to do for much the same reason, to give the scouting and guiding memebers we meet and become friends with over camp!

danemi1 said...

What a fantastic idea!