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Tea for Two

Tea for Two

Have a tea fanatic in your life? Then this is the craft idea for you.

Great gift for Valentine’s, birthdays, or even anniversaries. This simple yet adorable gift will be sure to melt the heart of your loved one. Warm them up with a spot of tea. <3

Here are the materials you will need:

  • teabags or tea leaves
  • coffee filters
  • Scissors
  • needle
  • Thread
  • Craft Paper
  • Chalkboard labels (optional)

I just bought a box of different tea samples, and deconstructed the bags.tea I then cut hearts out of the coffee filters and then sewed them up, filling each with different tea leaves. I love how the peppermint tea smelled. After sewing them closed, I left a long thread tail and then added a tag so that I could label each tea. In the sample box there were at least three of each type of tea, and there were I believe five different flavors.

Honey Chamomile, Sleepy Time, Lemon, Peppermint, Chamomile 

I also knitted a heart as an added decoration, along with a necklace that I had bought for my boyfriend to wrap around the jar. The artist is named Yamin, and you can find his work here. He is amazing. I also opted for a dollar chalkboard labels, obviously the chalk will rub off when the jar is handled. But it was just too cute to pass up, I’ve boarded the chalkboard train. XD  Hope you enjoyed my version of the heart teabags. Let me know if you tackle this project. Would love to see your take on it.

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Until next time, thanks for reading and commenting.

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kimKIM VERA - (view all posts by Kim)
Kim works as a museum Copywriter and helps out with events from time to time. When she isn’t working or blogging, she is probably off taking a nap. Feel free to email her at kim@mind-speaks.com

Valentine bottles

Valentine bottles

Seriously had trouble coming up with a nice Valentine’s gift for my boyfriend, Jody. First of all, I am not a romantic person nor the type to put much thought into gifts but Jody is someone amazing so I figured I should think of something cute and mushy!! Or as my sister Kim puts it….embracing the cheese!!

So I pondered: wouldn’t it be cool to design my very own wine or lemonade bottle to fit our relationship? Make a gourmet picnic and surprise him for a nice lunch?

Things I needed for the bottles:

Now, I designed and printed out labels of a vector drawing I did of us. I am 5 feet tall and Jody (boyfriend) is a mere 6 foot 3 soooooo I drew the image of him towering over me. Printed on full page labels, cut to size and placed over the bottles.

I took Mod Podge, and brushed over the label and bottle over night. Thanks to Kim for this tip! Dried like a charm – cleaned bottles and added my juice with my trusty funnel!! And ta-da! Fancy customized bottles! My valentine for my dude!


He seemed to really dig the bottles and I had a great time making them!! Again, thanks to Kim for all the help <3!!

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mijaMIJA VERA - (view all posts by Mija)
Mija has been a designer for the last ten years. She is a paper obsessed fiend and loves working on new projects while listening to her daughter and cat chatter around the house. You can email her at mija@mind-speaks.com

CD packaging

CD packaging

Sorry, I haven’t made an official debut on here. Since I am going to start cleaning up my place to make room for a sister, I’m starting to find old freelance.

Last summer I made these book like cd covers that kinda pop and slide the cd out. Here is a sample of my demo.

I printed on silver metallic paper and doing scores and folds caused it to lose its shiny texture :/ Any ideas? Maybe I should coat it with something. But you get the idea of the style, I hope. Sorry for the fuck ><;

Materials used:

  • 18×12 bright white card stock 120lb paper weight
  • cd- and cd labels to print on
  • x-acto knife
  • cutting mat
  • ruler
  • embossing tool
  • a weird mind to come up with random song titles

This post was written by:

mijaMIJA VERA - (view all posts by Mija)
Mija has been a designer for the last ten years. She is a paper obsessed fiend and loves working on new projects while listening to her daughter and cat chatter around the house. You can email her at mija@mind-speaks.com