Mother’s Day Brunch Idea: DIY Tea Poms

Whether it’s a cup of tea for Mother’s Day or for a bridal shower, the plain tags at the end of a tea bag could use a little fun.  There’s no reason your can’t fix them up with a teeny tiny tissue pom. Choose her favorite flavor of tea (or yours) and dress up a simple breakfast or brunch with a pop of color.

Gather just a few items that you probably already have in your gift wrap supplies and whip one of these mini poms up in a flash.

Supplies: tissue paper, scissors, pinking shears, Glue Dots, and tea bags

Step 1: Cut out 1.5″ squares of tissue paper. You will need about 5-6 squares per tea bag.

Step 2:  Stack 5 squares evenly and fold in half. Fold in half again. Holding the folded corner with your thumb, cut a curve with pinking shears from corner to corner.

Step3: Using regular scissors, cut 3 -4  notches to make the petals from the cut edge to the center corner, stopping about 1/2″ from the corner. Be careful to not cut all the way through.

Step 4: Unfold and separate the sheets. Hold the center and fold the petals forward. Stick the center in the Glue Dot.

Step 5: Repeat with remaining petals until the entire dot is covered and you have formed a flower.

Step 6: Fluff the flowers.

Step 7: Peel off the backing of the Glue Dot and attach the end of the tea bag string. Test out the length in the cups you will use to see if you need to trim the length slightly.

Step 8: Using another extra sheet that has been cut with petals, attach it to the back over the tea bag string to cover.  Press to secure.

Step 9: Make as many or few as you like.

Make a bunch for a shower or as wedding favors. Attach a leaf with a name on it and make a fun escort card. What a great way to gift tea, who wouldn’t love a pretty box full of these fun florals?By the way, this DIY is guaranteed to be anyone’s cup of tea.

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  2. Lisa

    These are so lovely! What a nice idea to decorate a tea party

  3. Sarah

    This is brilliant! I love the use of the pons though I think I’ll be making one to place in my hair. So cute!