Tuesday, October 13, 2009

tea and their teabags

.... do you ever hate to throw away the envelope your tea bag came in?
I made this little Christmas tree ornament using Constant Comment envelopes.
The technique is a simple origami fold and you can learn more about it by googling "Tea Bag Folding." ( I had a link here, but it was a bad one - sorry folks)
You don't fold the actual tea bag - just a square cut from the envelope it came in.
In fact, you can use any kind of paper you want to - but you get the best results if every square (or tile as they're called) has the exact same pattern on it.
My example uses a simple kite fold - probably the easiest fold there is.
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It's a blustery day outside .....
perfect for a cup of this particular tea ....
my very very favorite of all .....
Constant Comment from Bigelow.
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15 comments:

1creativeone said...

Hi Kimmie- lovely ornament, must look that up. I have enjoyed your artwork with the fire flowers, very beautiful. It is blustery here, though I think the worst of it was last night for us. Have a wonderful day! Christen

ooglebloops said...

Great ornament!! I think I looked on the website once - but didn't see anything as cute as yours!! :>)

^..^Corgidogmama said...

How clever! A tea pot ornament on a kitchen christmas tree would be very cute! Constant Comment is one of my cold weather favorites too!

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

why YES, I resemble your do you ever save package remark :) :) :)
But leave it to you to do something lovely with it!
I can't seem to click on the origami link for some reason ?
Happy Warm and Cozy T on Tuesday Dear Kimmie!

*jean* said...

oo that is so cute!! i save too many things like that....that's why i'm always cleaning!! LOL! such a clever idea though!

jean

Annette Q said...

what a lovely ornament, you are so creative Kimmie! I would have never thought of this, how clever :-)

Renee Howell said...

Hi Kimmie - I've decided what it is I like about your blog - it's pure. I don't mean in a corny way - but in a calm, quiet way you share yourself with us. I do love coming to your blog! thanks for the comments on my mosaic piece. You were right - I had no plan, Susan helped guide me back to center when I roamed too far, and the results are fun. I love that it is sparkly - so unlike me. I'm going to go to good will and look at plates this weekend. For that next project.

ale said...

hola kimmie!!!how beautifull it looks!!!!its a great idea!!!GRACIAS for sharing it!!!!besos enormes!!!!

elk said...

i.
relish.
this.
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I thought I was the only one who did not want to toss mine`

mizmollye said...

Well if this isn't the cutest little thing and for once it actually looks do-able. Thanks for sharing, Mollye

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

Love your tea bag ornament! Would be great for kids!

Rosie said...

Well I never! What a clever piece of recycling! Do I take it you drink a lot of that tea ....?

Lesley said...

Love this idea. I have done tea bag folding and this just may make me save my tea bag pouches and recycle them into art. Thank you for your continuing inspiration.

jgy said...

Hi Kimmie,
I love this idea too. I would like to make these with found things, it adds some excitement to finding---to see if I can find tea-bag shaped things to make these from!
I love the watercolors on this page too, you are sooooo multi-talented, ..happy and creative weekend to you♡

Judy said...

I didn't make it around to last week's tea party. Nobody wanted to be around me! But I couldn't resist taking a peek today to see what I missed. I was so sick.

I absolutely love your ornament and will be looking for a link. Throwing away the tea bag packages and the boxes are always hard to do. That is such a great use for the little packages.