Tea art tutorial! If you drink a lot of tea like I do, and it’s cold now so drink all the tea, here is a tutorial I put together on how to create art from used tea bags!
I’m sure there’s millions of ways you can repurpose this stuff, but this is my method.
1. Drink tea. Yay tea! I personally drink a lot of varieties of tea because different teas will produce different colours.
2. Don’t throw that tea bag away! Use the string it came with (convenient!) and tie it up somewhere to dry. You’re gonna leave it there for at least a few days. I like to leave them for at least a week. Check me once in a while, if they’re still damp they’re not ready yet!
3. Once dry, you’re going to remove the string. Some companies use staples to keep the strings attached, others just tie the string in a knot. Small pliers and a pair of scissors are good for this.
4. Unfold the tea bag. (Photo #5) you’ll get an elongated tea bag. Now you’re going to slowly (and carefully!) open the middle seam. This can be messy. I like to put the dried tea remnants into a paper bag and then use them to fertilize my garden. That’s mostly because the soil at my house sucks.
5. Iron the tea bag! (Not pictured) then start drawing and painting on your cool new piece of recycled paper!