Tuesday, February 20, 2018

T-shirt Necklace for a Teens Tea-time

Teen Tea-time Activity at TeaCupLiving.com 

Tea-time is always a fun get-together. Adding an activity to a tween or teen tea makes it extra special. 

Making T-shirt necklaces is easy, quick, and does not require any sewing. Below are the basic steps. 

1. Pick up a T-shirt or more at Goodwill. The key to success is to make sure the T-shirt is seamless on the sides!

Pick lively colors

2. Smooth out the T-shirt on a flat surface with the bottom edges matching. 

3. Cut a straight line from arm pit to arm pit. Double thickness is best. 

4. Cut off the hem. Discard hem and pieces above the arm pits. 

5. Smooth out remaining center piece which will be double in thickness. Cut from rounded side to rounded side about an inch wide.  Note: Less than an inch will make a thinner loop while more than an inch width will result in a broader necklace loop. 

6. Place thumbs inside a fabric loop and stretch arms as wide as possible. The T-shirt fabric will automatically roll into a tighty loop. Wear multi-loops in similar or contrasting colors for a necklace. 

7. If braiding is desire, then cut one end of three loops and braid them together. Close braid by tying ends together or hand stitch for a smooth look. 

T-shirt necklace craft is a great ice breaker for mother/daughter tea-time talks too. 

May the joy of the Lord be with you all, 


Friday, February 9, 2018

Make a friend while serving T-time E-encouragement A-acceptance. 

Did you know that sharing T.E.A. with an acquaintance or stranger can result in making a friend

What is T.E.A. besides a warm brew in a cup? T.E.A. is giving another person your Time, Encouragement, and Acceptance. 

I've moved 20 times since I've been married. One way for me to make friends in new places was to host teas. Another way was to invite a stranger to meet me for tea at a bakery. No matter the place, making friends was easy with the T.E.A. practice. 

Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.   Hebrews 13:2

By giving others time to talk in a comfy corner with a warm brew broke down barriers. Other times, a cold shoulder melted when I offered kind words of encouragement. Engaging in acceptance with someone I just met opened opportunities for our conversations to go from superficial to meaningful in areas of shopping, schools, and faith.  

T.E.A. is good with old friends too. Friends are gifts we give ourselves. Best friends are gifts from God. May your life be overflowing with gifts of friendship. They are worth making.

What's your method of making friends? 

If there's a 21st move in my future, your insight would be an encouragement to treasure.  

Note:  National Make a Friend Day is on February 11th. 

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