Upcycling with Tea: Valentine Heart Garland

By Aren

Upcycling with Tea: Valentine Heart Garland

Reduce, reuse, recycle… upcycle! Upcycling is the creative processes of giving used materials a new life. Instead of throwing your tea bags away, save them to create a Valentine Heart Garland to decorate for Valentine’s Day!

Step 1: Use and save your circular tea bags. Let them dry out completely.

Step 2: Remove the tea leaves from inside the tea bags by cutting a small slit along the side of the tea bag and pouring out the tea leaves.

Step 3: Cut one side of the circle to be the top of the heart. Leave the bottom of the heart rounded for a rustic look.

Step 4: Use tea bag strings (or you can use any string you have on hand) to thread the hearts together (using a needle may be helpful).

Step 5: Display your upcycled Valentine Heart Garland with pride!