Simple steps to make tea bags from coffee filters

diy teabags from coffee filters: what a great idea to save money! and easy to do!

I wanted to know how. Maybe you do too. To make a tea bag. I buy my favorite tea in loose-leaf and then use a strainer. That works perfectly fine. But, the other day I couldn’t find my strainer and was mad. I tried my hand at a quick coffee filter tea bag (nothing like this, a bit more messy.) and was pleased it worked pretty well. I thought…what a cute and personal gift these could make! And, if you caught the Valentine’s Day project from yesterday then you know… a Valentine’s craft was born from these DIY tea bags.

For the record…tea is lovely. Tea is grand. Tea is soothing, and healthy, and happy. I drink lots, especially my Ginger Tea!

Making my own tea bag is something I’ve been doing for a bit, it works so well and allows me to use only what I need. Here are the needed materials:



You’ll need coffee filters, stapler, string and of course tea ( not pictured).

Cut the coffee filter into a rectangle.



Put 2 bunches of tea on either side (base your amount off of what you want in your tea bag…I read the recommended amount on my tea, brilliant I know!).

Fold the sides over into the middle.


Set your finger in the center and then fold the two sides up onto each other.



fold the top corners over into the center to create the triangle top.

Fold down and staple. Put a piece of string on before stapling.

DIY teabags from coffee filters: a NellieBellie tutorial

The end. It’s really that easy. I KNOW! Can you imagine the cute tea gifts that you could do with this?? Knowing how to make tea bags seems like a valuable life skill!

diy tea bags


  1. Lucy says

    I came across this on pinterest and was so happy. I usually just put the tea in the middle and tied the filter, but it was bulky.
    Thank you for the new insight.

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