May 10, 2018

Book Club Tea Favor

Book Club Tea Favor

Clever tea bag pouches made from book pages sewn on to colored paper.

A couple of my friends have book clubs and I’m always curious about their book and author selections, and interesting reads. Being a book lover myself, I’ve always thought it would be fun to have a book club of my own. I already belong to a writers’ club, so a book club would be great way to get together with friends socially on a different level. 

So, I sat down and made a list of people I’d ask to join my club. Unfortunately, I came up dry as I couldn’t recruit anyone. They either work and didn’t have time, weren’t interested in reading something another member might suggest, or simply liked reading on their own without any pressure. The funniest, and perhaps saddest reason one person gave for not wanting to be a member was, “I only read People Magazine.” What? Yikes!

Oh well, I will continue to read in bed at night until the wee hours of the morning, escaping into crime cases, fantasy lands, and history. I don’t have a book club to share these favors, but I thought I’d post it for others to enjoy.

This idea for Book Club Tea Favor actually was inspired by Gale, my sister who used to do this blog with me. She had the tea bag favor idea, but I added my own creativity to it and came up with using real book pages for the package. I think it turned out pretty cute for a book club. In the photo, you can only see two tea bags, but it really can hold a few more.

Book Club Tea Favor

You’ll need:

  • Book pages from a paper back book
  • Colored paper
  • Buttons
  • Sewing machine
  • Paper wrapped tea bags

The size of your tea bag pouches will depend on the size of your book pages.  

Fold over the top of the book page.  

Cut a colored piece of paper so it will have a small border of color on the bottom and sides, and about a two inch border on the top.

Sew the page on the sides and bottom with contrasting thread, creating a pocket.

Fold over the top of the colored paper for a flap. You can leave a straight edge, or scallop it with a craft scissors.

Glue a button onto the flap.

Fill with tea bags.

You can leave it as is, or use double stick tape to hold down the flap.

Book Club Tea Favor

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