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.
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!