We've mentioned before that we're all about simple, easy DIY projects here at Foxblossom Co. These adorable tea party bridal shower favors are a perfect example of an easy DIY that will make a big impression without breaking the bank. All together, it cost us around $3 per favor, and our guests loved them! With the tiny "love is brewing" gift tags and delicious loose leaf tea, these made for the perfect bridal shower favor. They would also be great for any tea-themed party, just switch out the tags!
Steps 1 and 2: Pour any type of full leaf tea into an empty spice jar. We love this one from Olde Thompson (only $2.50 each!), but a test tube or even a small mason jar will work just as well. To create our desired look, we poured 3/4 of the jar full with an organic earl grey tea, and topped off the last bit of the jar with dried rose petals. Any full leaf tea will work, we just suggest using something pretty! We had a blast looking through Prestogeorge Coffee and Tea Shop in Pittsburgh's Strip District for the perfect blend, but any store that carries loose leaf teas (Teavana is another one of our favorites) will work just as well!
Step 3: Fold three empty tea filters (we used these ones!) into quarters and place in the top of the jar, between the cork stopper and the tea leaves. These tea filters are an essential part of the favor: many people don't have tea strainers, and we don't want to leave them hanging! Plus, they fit perfectly in the top of the jar, and are barely noticeable from the outside.
Step 4: Cut a generous length of twine. It should be enough to loop through the tag and tie tightly onto the jar.
Step 5: Print and cut the tags. Then punch a small hole in one end of each tag.
Step 6: Fold the twine in half and thread the loop through the hole in the tag, then pull the rest of the twine through the loop. Pull it snug so that it looks like image below.
Step 7: Wrap the twine around the neck of the bottle and tie in a knot. Cut the loose ends and make sure the tag is secure.
Step 8: Repeat! Make as many favors as your heart desires - they are super inexpensive and easy to make, making them perfect for favors for larger groups!
The best part about this favor was picking out flavors of tea and creating our own blend! We loved the layered look that the rose petals gave - but mixing them together would look nice, as well! If you'd like to give your guests a way to sweeten their tea, consider buying honey stirrers and attaching one or two to the glass using a glue dot. Or, stick small sugar cubes in the top - just make sure the bottles are kept in a mild temperature so the sugar doesn't melt!
Are you making these for a larger gift and want to make them even more special? Consider pairing them with one of our personalized mugs in a little gift bag or gift box, or create a variety pack of them using different kinds of tea!