You will need:
- A large cardboard box.
- Flowered Paper – tissue, scrapbook, crafting, etc.
- 1 large glue stick
- A package of hinged, wooden clothespins
- 4 boxes of tea that come in packets (Packet Tea Brands include: Celestial Seasonings, Bigelow, Twinings, Stash, Taz, Traditional Medicinals, etc)
- Optional: Picture of children, stickers.
1. Using a large pot, trace two circles onto the cardboard box. Using a bowl, trace a circle in the middle of one of the circles you just traced.
2. Using a box cutter or exacto knife, cut out the smaller circle first followed by the two larger circles. This will give you one wreath, a large circle and a small circle.
3. Cover all the large circle and the wreath with flowered paper using the glue stick. The wreath can be tricky so you need to glue it down, cut strips on the middle and outside, then glue to the back of the wreath.
4. If you are adding pictures, you will need the small circle. If you are not, skip this step. Using the small circle as a guide, cut out a picture of children or a piece of colored paper the size of the small circle. Decorate with stickers or write a message on the circle. Using the wreath as a guide, glue the paper to the middle of the large circle it will show through when the wreath is in place.
5. Place the wreath over the large circle until you find the alignment you like.
6. Trace the clothespin onto the back of flowered paper repeatedly until you have traced enough for each clothespin. (I used different paper from the wreath.) Cut out the small strips of flowered paper and then glue them to one side of the clothespins. I used a full package of clothes pins but the number will depend on the size of your wreath, the size of the clothespins, and how many tea bags you wish to hold in place.
6. Organize your teabags into the pattern you want around the wreath. Using the clothespins, carefully clip your teabags to the wreath. Put clothespins on both the outer and inner parts of the wreath.
7. To hang your wreath, take a strip of ribbon and slide it through the top of the wreath between the large circle and wreath layer. Tie off the ribbon as a loop. With the clothespins in place, the wreath can hang without the ribbon being glued down.
8. Hang in place. (I hung my mother’s from the wreath hanger she still had on her door from Christmas.)