Monday, August 10, 2015

A bit of tea bag folding!

Hi everybody!

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.
 Then I tried some 3 inch ones,
(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.
(Origami paper)
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.  :(
(Origami papers)
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.

XOXO- Julie


Penny said...

Welcome back, this looks like a fun idea.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

You could decorate a christmas tree with these little beauties.

stapeliad said...

Julie these are just stunning!!!

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Super looking tea bag folding. Looks like they were a lot of fun to make and they turned out great!

shirley said...

Wow you have been busy Julie.

Deb said...

These are so lovely I am imagining using fabric for the folding.