DIY: Polaroid Frame Tea Bag Tags

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Wouldn’t it be great to drink tea and show off some happy snaps at the same time?

It turns out you totally can! Talk about a multitasking tea break.

Take your tea parties to the next level by switching your boring ol’ tea labels for a custom polaroid frame.

It’s super easy, and best of all, you can make these in about the same time as it takes for a cup of tea to steep.

So dah-ling, can we interest you in a spot of tea?

Learn How to Make Polaroid Frame Tea Bags


For centuries tea drinking has been considered an art – but not like this.

Your friends will love picking out which framed tea bag they want in their cup and can even change photos mid way through if they want to. Or who wouldn’t love receiving a batch of these as a cute gift?


  • Cutting Mat
  • Craft Knife
  • White Card Stock
  • Double Sided Tape
  • Metal Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Tea Bags (the kind with a string and label)
  • Photos printed to about 1″ square

STEP 1: Cut


Cut a 1″ x 3″ rectangle out of white card stock.

That’s not so tricky, is it?

STEP 2: Fold


Fold your freshly cut rectangle in half.

If your card stock is extra thick you may need to score it with the back of your blade first.

STEP 3: Cut again


Cut out a square that’s just under 1” wide, at the end of your rectangle.

Be careful not to get too close to the edges as they may rip when you insert your photo (and you don’t want that).

STEP 4: Tape


Sitck a thin strip of double sided tape at the top and bottom of your window.

STEP 5: Stick


Remove the protective layer from the double sided tape you just stuck, and the label from your tea bag.

Place the string from your tea bag in the middle of the tape, being careful not to let it show through the window.

STEP 6: Fold and Insert


Refold your frame right in half, smooshing the tape ’till it’s good and stuck. Then, slide your photos in from the side.

And we’re all done here. It’s tea time!

Taking It Further

  • Use patterned paper to make your frames fun and colourful
  • Write sweet messages at the bottom of your polaroid frames to the tea drinker
  • Why not make round/triangular/star shaped frames?