Cheap Thrills — Tea Time Edition

For a fun time, take photos of your child (or yourself) jumping around. Print out the photos, cut them out, and attach to the end of the string of a tea bag.
They make fabulous tea tags!!
Lucky for us, we have plenty of aforementioned photos, since Emily is constantly in motion! In mind were these tea tags from a café in Turkey. We found they were easy (and so much fun) to make ourselves.
I think they would be the perfect gift — with a personalized touch! They would be great for grandparents, aunts, uncles, and of course, teachers. Basically anyone who loves tea! And who doesn’t love tea??

And for us, tea time just became a whole lot more fun!
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  1. thats awesome!

  2. An Almost Unschooling Mom says

    I absolutely love that!

  3. Gotta put this on my "to do" list for Christmas gifts!

  4. This is one of the cutest things ever!

  5. This is the cutest thing I have ever seen! I LOVE it!

  6. Lenetta @ Nettacow says

    Love that pic of Emily! It's so nice to have you back in my reader again!!!

  7. Dear Valerie,

    Please make sure to put the correct end into the boiling water!


  8. EntertainingMom says

    love these! Hilarious!!!

  9. Oh these would be so fun! My kids love having tea parties, and imagine their surprise when they're on the end of the tea bag.

  10. Amy's Stocking Stuffers says

    What an adorable idea! I love it!

    My husband makes tea every night for our cats. (No, I'm really not kidding!) I might have to put some of our cats on the end of his teabags!

  11. Mom and Kiddo says

    This is the cutest idea ever!

  12. I just have to tell you that I desperately love your blog. Your ideas are amazing, and your girls are adorable. I think you should enter one of these pictures in the I Heart Faces Jump for Joy competition that's coming up next week. It's so creative. I think it would be perfect!

  13. so cute! is it just a piece of scotch tape holding it onto the back of the photo or did you sandwich it somehow?

  14. These are adorable, fantastic photos of Emily, too!

  15. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ Amy's Stocking Stuffers — I've never heard of making tea for cats, but why not?? 🙂 I bet they would look super-cute, especially if you can snap some pictures of the cats stretching!

    @Tricia — Awww… that's so sweet, thank you! I've bookmarked the I Heart Faces challenge, and I would have never known about it. Thanks so much for the heads up!

  16. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ danita — Yes, just a bit of tape works fine. You could also sandwich the string between two pieces of paper (photo on one side, blank on the other) and use a glue dot to attach them.

  17. Now that's so freaking cool! I think you're right – my mom would love that!

  18. I agree these are so totally cute. I should make something like these for my daughters Graduation party this summer. Maybe like little stir stick toppers.

  19. Raising a Happy Child says

    So cute! You are just so incredibly creative!

  20. Haha, how creative!!

  21. **** April **** says

    THIS just made me laugh out loud! LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!

  22. Just Breathe says

    Those are just to cute. I love that idea.

  23. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ Cindy — Oooo! Stir stick toppers…. I love that idea too! 🙂

  24. Hear Mum Roar says

    That is SOOO freaking awesome!! I love it! I think my parents would love something like that

  25. This cracks me up. Super fun idea.

  26. *-cipi-* says

    I have to do this for my evening camomile with my little boy.
    Thank you.

    PS: i searched "camomile" with an online translator… I'm hoping it is right.

  27. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ cipi — Yes, it's right. Thanks so much! Always nice to see you stop by! 🙂

  28. biancifiore says

    wonderful! thanks for this great idea!

  29. I LOVE this! Something similar, but baby-themed, would be fantastic at a baby shower, too!

  30. Lori Beverage says

    Almost too cute to use…but what a lovely craft for the tealovers in a child's life.

  31. Sure hope I am getting some for my bday…hint hint! (Can you include some of D too? That would make for some hot tea–literally!)

  32. Mama King says

    Love this and will be making a bunch for Mother's Day this year. Thank you!!!

  33. Anonymous says

    nice post. thanks.

  34. Summer Rose Scrapbooks says

    WOW! I have never seen anything like this. These are so COOL! I don't drink tea, but now I want to just so I can make some of these. haha


  35. mommy2luke2008 says

    Oops, I put in the wrong link on that last comment. I just wanted to tell you that I thought these were so cute and creative!! I love anything that has to do with photos so when I saw these, my face lit up!!! I featured them on my Friday Favorites!!

  36. panazens says

    it's really great…must do with my kids…thank you!

  37. What a cute idea. Now I found the perfect great grandmother gift.

  38. Just wanted to let you know that I plan on making these for my mother and for my MIL this mother’s day (May – hey it’s only 3 and a bit months away…). I can’t wait – my two girls will LOVE giving these as gifts. I, too, am a huge tea fan and will have to keep some for myself for those *special* occasions. Thanks for a fabulous idea.

  39. Just love it! Will put it on my “Must Do” list. It would be fun for Mother’s Day wouldn’t it?


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