Friday, March 23, 2012

Tea Party Favor Tutorial

As promised, here's a tutorial on how I created my tea party favors.  These would also make great wedding favors or even teacher gifts.

To start, you will need some glass jars.  I found some in the wedding section of a party store.  Start by removing all of the lids.

Now, cut small squares from your paper napkin.  You can also use tissue paper, but use a thinner kind if you can. 

Cover the top of each lid with a layer of Mod Podge.  Attach a square of napkin and add even more Mod Podge on top.

Once this is dry, fold the napkin down around the edge and trim off the excess.  You will then use Mod Podge to adhere the napkin to the side.

You will now notice that your edge looks a little messy. Using a craft blade or rotary cutter, trim the edge of the napkin off.  Add a bit more Mod Podge to seal it.  Can you see the difference once the edge is trimmed off?

The lids are now basically done, but I recommend giving the inside of the lid a careful cleaning since it will come into contact with tea.  Once that is done, it is time to create the tags.  I created a template in Microsoft Word and then printed them onto a sheet of shrinky dink.  Cut out the pieces and bake them until they are hard. 

Gather all your materials.  It is time to assemble the final piece!  Start by filling the jars with tea.  I was worried about having enough, but this tin of tea could have filled twice as many or more (I made 12).  If you are having a hard time getting the tea in, use a funnel and a chopstick to help work it through.

To add the tags, cut a length of baker's twine and thread it through the plastic tag.  Tie a knot to keep the tag in place.  Now, wrap the twine around the top and tie a knot in the back.

That's it!  All done!  The favors were a big hit.  I hope you have fun making your own tea party favors.


  1. Wow...that looks so simple to do with such a great result!

  2. That is a wonderful idea & it would be perfect for a wedding. I can see it with a sparkly white top.

    1. ooo yeah. I did consider painting them or using glitter.

  3. Thanks for sharing this great tutorial with us. I'm a tea lover and so is my Mom. I'll have to share this post with her.

    Love it!


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