Back during the early days of this blog I fell in love with the creativity behind blending a custom tea. It gradually brought me to the medical side, more as a bonus overall. Flash forward to 2016, those experiences lead me to this DIY I created myself. A bit of a preview for the friends who will be getting them, as this project was created for them from the bottom of my heart.
Handmade gifts have always been the popular choice, but creating them can be daunting. I do not like complex steps either. This DIY is simple, so that you too can create a gift for friends or as a last minute gift even. Gather up supplies you have around the house and, either teas for this blend or pick up a mix you are dieing to share. Let’s get started!
Teas from recipe (below) or any tea
Piece of paper (for a funnel)
Containers to gift them in
Card stock to print tags (optional)
Scissors or a paper cutter (optional)
Hole punch (optional)
Titania’s Lullaby Recipe**
2 cups of Honeybush
1 cup of Lavender flowers
1 cup of Osmanthus petals
Mix all three teas together, after measuring out portions into your bowl. Mix it up for equal distribution and flavor. Then use your “funnel” (roll it like a sushi hand roll, tape if needed) to fill your containers. With this amount of tea I was able to create 6 portions for the same number of gifts.
Glass is not really the best for tea as the light can make it lose its potency. To slow things down I taped off all the edges to the interior of the bottle and sprayed them with Kyrylon Sea Glass spray paint. It gives it a bit of opacity that will protect it. Pick a container that calls to you, a handmade gift is always from the heart after all.
If you would like to add a tag like I did, simply create a business card sized design. Mine was created on Canva to save time. Then paste them into a document on word and print them onto the card stock. Cut them out using a paper cutter or scissors, and cut off both corners on one end. Finally use a hole punch to slip twine through and tie to the jar.
This is very versatile as you can always create your own blend or choose a tea that has been blended for you. This blend was created for my close friends who needed something to help them relax and sleep. Also the ingredients have been known to help with inflammation, which we all have to come degree.
This DIY is perfect any time of the the year, just change up the tag to suit the occasion. Happy Winter Solstice and Merry Christmas everyone. We will be back next week to help you prepare for the new year (trust me I’m keeping it simple for the both of us, no fuss). Love you all, best wishes!
** For personal use only. Reproduction of Titania’s Lullaby recipe in whole or in part only with permission of author. Please do not sell tea blends of this recipe.