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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A few directions

I've had a couple of requests for the directions for the tea caddy and the little favor purses.  So here goes.  For the tea caddy I measured the tea bags that I wanted to put in the caddy and decided that the caddy needed to be a 3" square.  So I used a 12" x 12" piece of card stock.  I scored it at 3", 6" and 9".  Then I turned it 90 degrees and scored along one edge at 3".  I also decided that I didn't want the tea caddy to be quite so tall.  So I trimmed 3" off the opposite side.  Then I cut up to the score line to form the bottom of the caddy.  On one of the flaps you need to trim it up about 1/2" above the score line so that there's a place for the tea bags to come out at the bottom of the caddy.  I hope this all makes sense and that the picture helps.

 Now, since the box is using all of the card stock just for the sides of the caddy you'll need to add a strip along one side for a place to adhere the edges together.

I hope this next picture helps you understand what the caddy should look like now.

And then you need a lid for the caddy.  You'll need a piece of card stock about 4 1/4" for the lid.  Score it at 1/2" on all four sides.  Cut up to the score line on opposite sides.  Then adhere the corners together to form the lid.

You're ready to decorate.  I won't show you how to do that because everyone needs to use their own imagination.  I suspose that this idea could also be used for sugar packets.  But of course it would be smaller.

Lets move on to the little purse.  They're pretty easy to make and oh, so cute.  Start with a strip of card stock that is 4 1/2" X 1 1/2".  Score this piece at 1 1/4, 2 1/4, 3 1/2 and 3 3/4.  You'll also need a strip of designer series paper that is 4 1/2" X 1 1/4".  I didn't score the DSP, just kind of folded it as I went along.  When you adhere the DSP to the card stock I would sugges that you start with the end that will be the flap of the front of the purse because the DSP will be just a little short.  I also used glue dots to adhere the card stock, the ribbon and the front flap because it kept coming loose. 

Here's the finished purse.  You need to add something for the clasp of the purse.  Here I just used a small card stock flower and a pearl.  It holds one Hershey Nugget. 

I think that these would be perfect for favors for showers, birthday parties and of course, tea parties. 


  1. Thanks, I made both of these tonight!

  2. Thank you so much Lynn for the directions!!! I know from personal experience it takes a little time to give directions, so I know it is no easy task. I missed this yesterday, good thing I came back to your blog before shutting down to see if maybe you had a post yesterday -- what a nice surprise!!!