Wednesday 2 December 2015

Pocket favors

Make your self a merry little Christmas. 24 days of gifts and makes to create a frugal home made Christmas.

Day two:


12 x 12 inch double sided scrapbook paper. Or plain card stock. Cereal boxes can also be used for card stock.
For paper you can also use 6 1/2 inch scrap booking paper. Scraps of paper can be glued individually to each square. Christmas wrapping paper can also be used.
Tea Bag Packet.
Reuse any left over tags, stickers, or old Christmas cards from last year for the decoration.

 Cut 12 inch paper into strips of 3 ¾  width  x 9 ¾ inch long.

Score (fold) at 3 ¼ to make three folds along the 9 ¾ length. The last fold, folds into the card and cut diagonal to make the pocket. Run a bit of glue along the bottom of the diagonal cut to form the pocket. If you are using scraps of paper that aren’t quite long enough glue these down to your card stock before you cut your pocket. Now you can decorate the front. Glue down the ribbon leaving enough ribbon to tie off. Then add your decorations on top of the ribbon.

A sentiment can be stamped or cut from old Christmas cards and placed inside. Add your tea bag packet.
Small gifts can also be added behind the tea bag packet. This favor can be tucked into a mug with a treat as well.

The tea pocket favors can be decorated in any style and any color to personalize each one.

I hope everyone is having a good day or evening where ever you are.


  1. That is very cute, Shiralee. I hope you enjoyed the cooler day today.

    1. Nanna Chel,
      They are good for using up my scraps :) It's been great having a cool weather change. Hope you are staying cool.

  2. These are VERY lovely. You are the fount of all good ideas it seems.

    1. Phil,
      Thanks. I hope the ideas are useful to everyone else.
      - Shiralee.

  3. Great idea Shiralee and very cheery.

    1. Barb,
      They are very European. I think I'll have to do Aussie bush theme Christmas ones and posts too.