DIY Travel Tumblers for Chai: The Perfect Party Favour!

diy travel tumblers for chaiRecently I was talking to a friend of mine about ideas for party favours. We were trying to come up with an idea for something easy to put together, not too costly, and useful for a family wedding. There’s nothing worse than spending time and money on putting together party favours and having people toss them out as soon as they get home.  

A few days after that conversation I came across some ‘design it yourself’ tumblers at my local dollar store. They come with a paper template you can replace and create a custom design. Instantly the DIY light bulb went off in my head – chai to go tumblers! What desi family wouldn’t want a supply of these in their cupboard. Not to mention, this is literally the easiest DIY you will ever do. Don’t have a crafty bone in your body? It’s okay, you can still use scissors 😉

diy travel tumblers for chaiDIY Travel Tumblers for Chai

Supplies:
Travel tumblers with insert option (I’ve seen them on amazon and similar sites)
Scrapbook paper in designs you like
Scissors for cutting
Instant Chai Moments (optional, but very cute:)diy travel tumblers for chaiStart by tracing the template provided with the mug, cut out the correct shape, and insert back into the mug – that’s it!diy travel tumblers for chai

diy travel tumblers for chaiI used some interesting scrapbook papers I found at Michael’s and Joann’s, along with this beautiful handmade paper from India that I picked up at Paper Source last year. I love that you can personalize this project with your favourite colours, or even to match your wedding theme!

diy chai tumblers

diy travel tumblers for chaiI love the idea of adding a few Chai Moments instant chai packets into the mug. I went with my favourite flavour cardamom, but they also come in ginger, milk tea, and masala chai. diy travel tumblers for chai

Text: Raj Thandhi
Photography: Aziz Dhamani

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5 Comments

  1. July 29, 2016 / 7:28 am

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful DIY. Great idea for party favours. A must-read for all desi families!

  2. September 3, 2019 / 8:40 am

    Great ideas, Lindsey. I love seeing how other people pack and shuffle their clothes around. I’m starting to get pretty good and minimizing… especially for plane trips. I’m just curious how you are able to get 5 pairs of shoes on a carry on. I’ve only been able to travel with 2 pairs. I wear one on the plane and pack the other. I can’t seem to pack enough clothes and fit hygiene items in if I do more shoes. Do you have any tips on how to do that?

  3. lisa
    September 4, 2019 / 7:32 am

    I get less than 50 emails a day. If I have an email I need to take care of but can’t/won’t do it right now, I make sure to keep it unread and I can’t mark it as read until I’ve actually finished that task. The way my inbox is organized, my unread emails are always on top. So that way it’s really hard to forget about something or let it get lost in your inbox since it’s always there waiting for you to take care of it!Amalfi

  4. carry
    September 9, 2019 / 4:39 am

    Such a cute idea! I always loved the rainy day boxes we had to put together in elementary school in case it were to rain and recess was indoors. This reminds me of that!Bagan Ballonfahrt

  5. lisa
    September 25, 2019 / 8:49 pm

    Our daughter is an LCMS southerner at CUI. (She may be the only one-hahaha;). I have shared your blog with her and that you will be in her town. I hope y’all cross paths. We are from North Carolina where my husband is a second career LCMS pastor. Everything about your blog is inspiring and your perspective is refreshing;).Singapore Traveler

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