I finally got crafty minded. I saw something somewhere about tea bag folding. I did a YouTube search, and there are quite a lot of videos showing basic to advanced folding techniques. It started out that people would fold actual tea wrappers, which would be little squares. I would like to save my glossy Twining tea wrappers and try it one day! I started out cutting origami paper into 9- 2 inch square. It takes 8 squares for the folded part, using a glue stick to attach them together. Easy.
(Origami paper)and 3.25 inchers.
(Magazine cover, my favorite)
I like the origami paper a lot, but then I tried fussy cutting my squares (cutting them out from the very best spots) of a magazine cover. This one was my favorite, as it had some glossiness to it. The last thing I tried, which were my biggest ones, was scrapbook cardstock.
I stuck a square of paper on the back to anchor the whole thing, and then stuck a brad in the center.
These turned out more suited to use for package toppers, or I thought if they were even larger, they would be cute to add to banners. The 2 inch ones can be hot glued to headbands. The 3 in is a good size to attach to the front of a card. I made 3 cards with some, and forgot to take pictures. :(
The blue on on the left in photo above is a different folding technique than the others. I like it too.
Give this a try if you are looking for a fun project! I'm a little bit hooked on it now! I'm heading onto the internet now to order some fun brads for future folding.