Sometimes a cup of tea and a good book is all you need to turn a dreary day, bright. When that’s the case, we now have the most adorable and perfect bookmark to go with your afternoon break. Inspired by a post on Genuine Mudpie, we think these teacup bookmarks couldn’t be more perfect. Plus, they’re simple to make, and they make a great gift. We love tea crafts!
- Paper (You can use used gift bags, scrapbook paper, wrapping paper, or anything else you decide. Just remember, you’ll want it to be thick, so it doesn’t rip.)
- Cotton string (You could also use ribbon or crochet thread. This will be the string on your bookmark.)
- Glue stick
- Thick tapestry needle
- Utility knife
- White glue
- Cutting mat
- Teacup templates
- Cut out a template on white computer paper.
- Trace the template on your chosen paper. Use a black sharpie or heavy pen so you can see the outline.
- Cut along the edge of the teacup. Use a utility knife to cut around the inside part of the mug handle.
- Repeat twice so you have two pieces—a front and back.
- Cut a 5-inch piece of cotton thread.
- Tie a small knot close to one end of the thread. Then, on the back of a cutout teacup, place a drop of white glue about ¾ inch from the top edge. Place the thread, just above the knot, on the glue.
- Cut out a piece of scrap paper about ½ inch tall and 1 inch wide and place it over the glue and above the knot. The knot, glue, and paper should now ensure that the thread doesn’t pull out easily.
- Then, using the glue stick, glue the two teacups together with the front of the paper on the outside and the string sticking out of the top of the teacup.
- Use a utility knife to cut off any excess paper that doesn’t line up.
- Now, it’s time to make the tea bag. Take another piece of paper and cut out a 1 x 2-inch rectangle. Fold it in half.
- You can decorate the tea bag by writing “Your Tea” on the front or outlining adorable tea leaves and cutting them out with a utility knife. Let your imagination be your guide.
- Then, using the tapestry needle, poke a hole through the middle of the folded paper and thread the string through the other end so you can pull it through the paper.
- Tie the thread off with a knot and use a generous amount of glue to close the tea tag.
- Viola! You now have an adorable teacup bookmark.
Watch this simple video from The Corner of Craft on how to complete your design. If you’re looking for ideas, take a look at these adorable bookmarks on Etsy. Then, share your favorite tea craft with us in the comments!