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Homemade Chocolate Vodka & Bottle ∙ How To by Boberts Pod on Cut Out. Loose Leaf Tea? Make Your Own Tea Bags! Like many of you, I LOVE loose leaf tea.

Loose Leaf Tea? Make Your Own Tea Bags!

However, I'm always looking for cute and creative solutions to use my tea. These D.I.Y. tea bags are super cute. I think they would make amazing gifts! Here's how you can make your own... Supplies needed: Coffee filters, Scissors, Sewing machine, Loose tea leaves, Stapler, Embroidery thread, Paper for tags (construction paper, old book pages, etc.), Optional: Spices (pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, ground ginger, etc.)

Step 1 - Cut two coffee filters into a rectangle. Step 2 - Stitch the filters together on three sides, leaving one of the smaller sides open. Step 3 - Fill the teabag with the loose tea leaves. Step 4 - Stitch the top of the tea bag closed. Step 5 - Fold down the corners, placing a 3-4in. piece of embroidery thread under one of the flaps. Step 6 - Fold the tip of the tea bag down, and use a stapler to hold it shut. Step 7 - Cut paper tags and glue, stitch, or staple them to the ends of your embroidery thread. Bubble Tea Recipe: How to make Boba at home! For years we tried to make bubble tea at home with no luck.

Bubble Tea Recipe: How to make Boba at home!

Since opening our own bubble tea business in Red Velvet we learned that most boba drinks made at restaurants or cafes use commercial grade syrups (or powders) to get that wonderful sweet, fruity flavor. But this leaves you in a pickle if you are wanting to make a delicious boba drink at home for yourself or your family, as most commercial grade syrups or powders are sold in large quantities and can be a really expensive option for someone just looking to make boba drinks for a casual get together.

Emma developed this super tasty at-home recipe that you don't need any special supplies for (except boba pearls, of course!). Here's a recipe for a Strawberry Boba Slushie that anyone could easily make at home with ingredients that can be found at the grocery store. The strawberries can be substituted for any other berry of your choice, but if you choose a tart berry (like raspberries) you may want to increase the amount of sugar.

Make Your Own Coffee Syrup (Gift Idea) Do you have any coffee lovers on your holiday gift list this year?

Make Your Own Coffee Syrup (Gift Idea)

(If not, feel free to go ahead and put me on your list!) This is a cute little idea for making your own flavored coffee syrups that you can use at home to take your morning cup of joe to the next level. If you are making these as a gift I highly recommend making 2-3 flavors. We made vanilla, raspberry, and caramel flavored syrups. For the vanilla syrup you need: 2 cups water, 2 cups sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (the clear kind is much preferred here). For the raspberry syrup you need: 2 cups water, 2 cups sugar and 1/2 cup fresh raspberries. For the caramel syrup you need: 2 cups water, 2 cups sugar and 1/2 cup caramel (store bought or make your own). You can add decorative labels or ribbons to these when gifting them. Enjoy! 3 Easy Infused Water Recipes.

Infused waters are one of my favorite warm weather beverages.

3 Easy Infused Water Recipes

These fancy waters are perfect for parties or just a special treat to yourself! You can make a pitcher for a group of friends or single servings, like these. This summer I tried out lots of different flavor combinations. Here are a few favorites... Lemon and Cucumber Water. Strawberry and Basil Water.This recipe a unique and so pretty! Mint Water. I hope that you enjoy some pretty fancy water!