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What is Tea Bag Folding?
Learn more about this unique card making technique!
Tea bag folding is a paper folding technique, with Dutch origins, using tea bags or small printed pieces of paper to form a geometric design. It is also known as kaleidoscope folding or miniature kaleidoscope origami.

The Origin:
Tea bag folding originated in Holland. Credit for its origin is given to a woman named Tiny van der Plaas. Sitting at her table, worrying about a birthday card for her sister that she had forgotten to pick up, Tiny van der Plaas began folding her fruit tea bag envelope. This gave her an idea and, also, gave birth to tea bag folding.

Notes About Modern Tea Bag Folding:
Modern tea bag folders have their own preferred folding techniques. " There's more than one way to make a kite." Experiment and have fun with it. Tea bag folding can be a very relaxing and rewarding hobby. You can make your own greeting cards, add a special touch to your scrapbooking pages... the possibilities are endless.

On This Website:
  • Step-by-Step Beginner Teabag Folding Lessons
  • Free Printable Tea Bag Folding Tiles
  • Free Tea Bag Folding Project Instructions
  • Gallery of Tea Bag Folding Projects

    Use the links in right hand side of this page to navigate this website. Visit the off-site links below for more free printable tiles and folding instructions.

  • Off Site Links / Website Contributors:
  • Derek's Tea Bag Tiles
  • Teabag Folding by Ruby's Tantalizing Designs
  • Craft Site Directory: Tea Bag Folding
  • MsVic's Tea-Bag Folding Tiles

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  • Craft Site Directory: Card Making
  • Craft Site Directory: Paper Crafts

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    What is Tea Bag Folding?

    Free Printable Tea Bag Folding Tiles

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    Step-by-Step Teabag Folding Lessons:

    Lesson 1:
    How to Make a Basic Kite Fold

    Lesson 2:
    Make an 8 Piece Kite Medallion

    Lesson 3:
    Make a 16 Piece Kite Medallion

    Lesson 4:
    Make a 16 Piece Half-Kite Medallion

    Free Tea Bag Folding Project Instructions:

    How To Make a Tea Bag Folded Cross

    How To Make Tea Bag Folded Tulips

    Visit Our Gallery Of Tea Bag Folding Projects

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