As you can probably deduce from my lack of success and if you've followed this blog at all, I'm always poor. Like put off buying body wash for a couple weeks poor. I had to use bar soap. 2013...bar soap? That's unheard of. Sooo this Valentine's day, Imma get busy! Busy... CRAFTING! (Don't be gross.) See Valentine's day is not even that serious- for those that hate. And it's not all gimmicks & marketing ploys as I have proven with my homemade valentines that are from the heart. I don't care none, I'll buy into any holiday that is of the chocolate covered or breaded shrimp dinner variety. You know I'm really just looking to bake something super cute and put together an oldies playlist.
Inspired by a pin I found in the well of time suck that is pinterest- where all truly good ideas come from. I made these heart shaped tea bags. (Don't be gross.) And if you were being disgusting may I refer you to the back of the label on these.
Instructions: Carefully open up and empty a tea bag of your choice, cut into a whatever shape you want. Heart, dick shape, it's up to you. Start sewing it and before completely closing it put the tea leaves back. Stitch on the tea string and add a lil anchor of your choice.
I bought up the entire chocolate calculator inventory in Target's dollar (sometimes $3) section, there was only about 4 of em. Whipped up a wrapper. If you click to enlarge you'll see my maturity exhibited on the calculator's display as well as a head nod to Chapelle Show, Souls of Mischief and math on the backside of the calculator.
What else goes with tea? Honey. Wu tang killa bee HONEY or it can be substituted with trader joes organic raw honey. ;) Not seen! Our monogram made from flipped wu logos on top of the muslin. There was a tag for the little laddle that didn't make the cut. For good reason too, as I was quoting Salt 'n' Pepa's "Shoop". You can go on rap genius and figure out the line or evoke your high school freshman self that can easily recite the whole song while rocking a flannel around your waist. I'm really proud of this one, don't be afraid to use it for your wedding favors. I would.
Made this short clip of my gift all put together with the vine app. It's so fun! I placed all my ♥ 's day creations into my hand painted little rude heart shaped box made to look like conversation hearts candy. What you didn't see in the pictures above was a jar of hot chocolate mix with marshmallows dressed with a small embroidered heart, fun straw and a Diddy inspired "make it hot baby" label ... I should have scrapped that tag line along with the Shoop idea. ;/ Oh and the first thing you see is a reuseable hand heart warmer from target.