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Tea Lovers Will Adore These DIY Heart-Shaped Tea Bags for Valentine’s Day

A heart-shaped tea bag on a red and white plate with a cup of tea

If you’re anything like us, curling up with a steaming cuppa is one of the most relaxing parts of your day. And if you’re looking for a simple way to connect with your loved ones, turning on the kettle and brewing a pot of tea is one of the easiest ways to catch up and connect. With this in mind, these DIY heart-shaped tea bags are the sweetest gift that makes tea time extra special. In addition to being a brilliant Valentine’s Day present, these heart-shaped tea bags are also great idea for baby showers, wedding favours, and of course, your next tea party. Without further ado, here’s how to make this “tea-riffic” Valentine’s Day DIY.


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Materials Required:

  • Coffee filters
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Natural thread
  • Embroidery needle
  • Cardstock
  • Glue gun
  • Markers
  • Needle threader  (optional)

A canister of tea and two heart-shaped tea bags


Step One: Cut off the side edges of two coffee filters – the frilly parts – so that only the inner circles remain. You’ll be making the teabags out of these circles.

Step Two:  Trace a heart shape onto one of the coffee filters in pencil, making it as large as possible.

Step Three:  Thread a needle. We recommend using natural thread to avoid dyeing the tea.

A hand holding a DIY heart-shaped tea bag

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Step Four: Next, we’ll use a backstitch to sew together the 2 coffee filters in a heart shape. Start from behind and bring the needle up through the coffee filters. Don’t stitch the very edge – keep this first stitch about ¼” inside of the pencil line.

Step Five: Make your first stitch by going back down through the coffee filters, following the heart shape as a guide, but still remaining about ¼” inside of the pencil line.


Step Six: Leave a space, about the same length as your first stitch, before coming back up through the coffee filters.

Step Seven: Go back down through the coffee filters at the end point of your previous stitch.

Step Eight: Continue the back stitch around the heart until it’s 75 percent complete.

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Two DIY heart-shaped tea bags on a red and white plate

Step Nine: Add 1-2 teaspoons of your favourite loose-leaf tea.

Step Ten: Continue stitching the rest of the tea bag until you’ve reached the starting point and the heart is complete.

Step Eleven: Leave the excess thread about six inches long.

Step Twelve: Glue on a tag to the end of the thread with hot glue. We made a cute heart-shaped tag using cardstock. This is the perfect place to add a wee Valentine note!

A canister of tea, a heart-shaped tea bag and a red and white plate

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Step Thirteen: Trim around the heart, leaving about ⅛” of coffee filter around the stitching. Be sure to cut inside of the pencil line to avoid any lead in the tea.

Step Fourteen: Get cozy and enjoy a cup of love!

Watch how to make these easy DIY heart-shaped tea bags:

Photos and video courtesy of The Craft Aisle

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