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I'm Lesley and I've been a crafter all my life. I discovered paper crafting about 30 years ago and this is now my great passion.

Monday 2 October 2023

13 Frights of Halloween 2023 No. 7 - Magic Brew Tea Bag Treat Holder

Now our Indian Summer heat wave in the UK has passed, I can really enjoy my tea again. I seem to have made lots of treats for little ones and now it's one for the grown-ups - this little treat holder will be just right for a standard-size Teabag or two! I always need my "Magic Brew".

This is a quick and easy make so ideal if you need a little gift in a hurry. You could make a few in advance in plain card so they are ready to decorate in an emergency. I always like to be prepared! In that case, just pop a little pretty paper on the front of the pouch inside too. 




Base (card)


Score on long side

8 ¼ x 3 ½


3 ½, 3 ¾, 7 1/2

21 x 8.7


8.7, 9.5, 19




Pocket (card or Design paper)

2 ¾ x 7

7 x 17.3


2 ¾, 3, 3 ¼,   6, 6 ¼, 6 1/2

7, 7.5, 8    15, 15.5, 16




White for message inside(optional)

3 x 3 1/4

7.5 x 8




Design Paper

3 ¼ x  3 1/4

8 x 8


½ x 3 1/4

1.2 x 8


1.            1.    Start by making the pouch

            – concertina-fold the score lines to make an expandable pocket (mountain, valley                                                         mountain….mountain, valley, mountain

        -join sides with a narrow tab

       2. score and burnish the base into shape.

       3. see the YT video to lay one of the open ends of the pocket against the narrow fold towards the bottom inside of the base. Fold up the narrow section over the pocket and staple through all layers, making sure you are securing the pocket but leaving enough room for the lid of the base to tuck under the top of the fold.

       4. cover the bottom strip and hide the staple with the narrow strip of paper

       5. decorate the front.

       6. if you wish to add a written message, adhere a piece of white card inside


Et voilĂ !    

Really simple and versatile. You could easily change the size to accommodate lots of other little gifts too. such a winning little project.

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More inspiration for Craft Consortium can be found on their FB page:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/989114164562461  Craft Consortium's Official Network

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You can contact me via messenger or email: lkilby3591@gmail.com especially if you are interested in my cardmaking classes for beginners to confident.

Craft Consortium products are available from their website at https://www.craftconsortium.com

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Lesley x

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