Friday, January 20, 2017

Matchbook-style teabag holder

I was looking through photos of some of my past stamping projects, and I found one I never shared on my blog: a winter-themed matchbook teabag holder.

I think I made about fifty of these teabag holders during the 2015 holiday season. (I'm not sure why I never posted this project, but better later than never, I guess.) My friend and yoga teacher gave them to her yoga students as a little holiday gift.

Unfortunately, I don't have a supply list or dimensions for this teabag holder, but I followed the same basic directions I outlined in an earlier post about matchbook teabag holders.

I wanted to keep these relatively simple, so I used a piece of retired Designer Series Paper (DSP) for the background and a punched shape for the focal image. For a little embellishment, I used a rhinestone in the center of the snowflake and a piece of washi tape to cover the staple in the bottom of the matchbook. It would be easy to modify this project for any theme or occasion by just changing the DSP and focal shape. Wouldn't they be cute as place cards for a baby or bridal shower?

Inside the matchbook I used a small piece of washi tape to adhere a piece of paper with a typed sentiment. It would certainly be easy to stamp or write a sentiment directly inside the matchbook, but I used the separate paper so it acted as a coupon that recipients could turn in for a free yoga class.

I also chose the colors of the matchbook to coordinate with the teabag wrapper. I used a green-wrapped peppermint teabag in half of these matchbooks, and for the other half I used DSP with Cherry Cobbler to coordinate with red-wrapped chai spice teabags. That detail certainly isn't necessary, but I like it when everything matches.

To make these more child-friendly, swap out the teabag for a small pack of fruit snacks, M&Ms or other sweet treat. An older child could even help make and decorate the matchbooks for a fun project.

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. Oh wow! This is awesome! What a cool idea, and as you said, you could put almost anything inside the matchbox!
    I have a set of dies that makes matchboxes, and I am going to try something similar! Thank you for the inspiration Andrea! I love it:-)
    Sunshine, New Zealand