April 17, 2015

Updated Tea Infuser | DIY

My favorite part of my mornings is waking up and getting to sit down with a hot cup of tea. I haven’t gotten into the coffee craze, but I’ve definitely jumped on board the tea train! I usually use loose leaf teas and a tea infuser to get my tea just right. Since my current tea infuser’s metal hook fell off I thought it would be fun to make my own little “anchor” for my infuser so the chain doesn’t fall in every time.

Materials: Polymer oven bake clay, leather, paint, tea infuser, paint, beads, wire

Process: Roll out your clay and make the shapes of your choice! I was originally going to use some beads I had on hand mixed with beads I made with clay, but I changed direction and liked how the polymer beads turned out instead. Decorate your beads, thread them through leather strands or wire. If your infuser still has the hook on the end, remove it with wire pliers. Connect your leather strand to the wire by tying a knot or if you used wire, use your pliers to connect to your infuser. Add in some tea leaves and enjoy!

 This is such a quick and inexpensive project to make! Perfect for gifts, or a weekend project.

If you want to read about making your own tea blends, check out this post.