Do you also like to drink tea? I absolutely love to drink a cup of tea, especially in the late night hours when the kids are in bed. It’s also a time to reflect on that day’s events. I relax on the couch or write a blogpost for dattelbeere (literally: date-berry). Just like now – the cup of tea is right next to me :-). Even though today’s blogpost is also about crafting, this time it is meant for adults. A Ramadan calendar made out of tea bags.
A calendar for adults
Even before having kids, every year I would craft a Ramadan calendar for my husband. Every night after Iftar, breaking the fast, we would take turns to open a small package. Since not only do kids get excited about a Ramadan calendar- also as an adult I get so much pleasure and joy out of making one and using it as a way to prepare myself for the upcoming Ramadan festival. So to treat myself this year, I made a Ramadan calendar with tea bags and prepared the instructions for you.
You will need the following items for your Ramadan calendar made out of tea bags:
- Craft template for download or print service
- Different types of loose tea
- Tea filter
And this is how to do it:
At first you have to print out the signs with numbers and then cut them out.
Take a tea filter and fill it up with ca. one teaspoon of loose tea. You can put more or less, depending on how strong you want the tea to be.
Now you fold the opening to a triangle and then wrap the new tip around the bag once in order to ultimatley pin it down with a stapler.
Pick a number, bend it in the middle, take a thread and pull it hrough the sketched out hole. You can use a needle to help with that as well.
Take both ends of the thread, pull it through the tea bag and then tie a knot afterwards.
You can write down the kind of tea on the back of it. But you don’t have to! Maybe it is also a nice idea to let yourself be surprised.
You have to repeat the whole thing 30 times until you have a tea bag ready for each day of Ramadan. After that, you can put them all in a teapot, as part of the Ramadan decoration.
It’s finished! Now you can treat yourself to a cup of tea each night during Ramadan. Or you craft it and give the calendar to a kind person who enjoys drinking tea. I am anxious about your responses. At our home, me and my husband share the tea calendar since experience taught us that always one of us ends up falling asleep with the kids :-D.
Dear loved ones! I wish you all a wonderful weekend!
You are still looking for more creative ideas, inspirations and craft templates on the theme of Ramadan. then check out this section here.