Thursday, 19 July 2012

How To: Tea Bag Folding

Soooo, I realise that I haven't done a How To recently for all my lovely readers, so here is one for you.  


Tea bag folding is a really easy technique and can be used to make all sorts of shapes.  I'll be turning mine into a cupcake topper for a card, so have used circles, but you can use any base shape really.

So, here is how to do the basic fold:


You will need:

  1. Paper.  Do not use card, as this is much more difficult to fold.
  2. Die-cut and circular dies, or scissors.
  3. Bone folder.
  4. Glue.
How to make:



  1. Cut/die cut a circle.
  2. Fold the circle in half.  Use a bone folder to ensure a crisp crease.
  3. Unfold, and fold the circle in half again, so that the creases form a cross.  Again, use bone folder to ensure crisp crease.
  4. Leave folded in a semi-circle and push one of the corners towards the centre.  Repeat for the other side.  Again, use a bone folder to ensure crisp creases.

This is your basic tea bag folded shape.

To make into a cupcake:

  1. Make three more of these shapes.
  2. Cut a cupcake case shape and glue to some backing paper.
  3. Arrange the four tea bad folded shapes to create a cupcake top.  Fold them in half and layer over each other as desired to get the shape you want.  Glue into place.
  4. Decorate the top of the cupcake as desired.


See, simple really.

Happy Crafting

Holly
xx


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