I have a friend that REALLY likes tea. I emphasis the really for good reason. I heard him talking about it the other day, and it got me thinking. I like tea, and I keep it all in the original cardboard box. There is nothing wrong with it, but I can be more creative than that. I decided to create a natural-looking tea box.
I bought a ready-to-paint wooden box from the craft store and got to work.
Things You Will Need:
Tea bags (black tea)
Put 3 tea bags in about 6oz. of water and microwave it. I used Black Cherry tea from Celestial Seasonings because of the dark red color. You can use whatever tea you would like, but make sure it is a dark tea.
Dip your paint brush in the tea and begin to stain your box. Make sure you stain the inside as well.
Let it dry (or get a hair dryer if you are as impatient as I am). Repeat this step until the the box is your desired shade. I put three layers on mine.
Decorate your box. I chose some lace and flowers.
Add in some tea!
If you have friends/family who drink tea, this would be a great gift. Or you could always just make it for you! 🙂
9 thoughts on “DIY Tea-Stained Tea Box”
superbly awesome. I am tea lover who consumes five to six cuppa a day:) Now, what r u waiting for? LOLZZ
That is awesome! You might need a bigger box if you drink that much. I drink more coffee than tea, so a small box works for me!
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What a great idea, it was a long time ago but I remember reading up on someone who actually created remarkable works of art using tea
I posted about an artist on here sometime last year who worked with tea http://makesomethingmondays.wordpress.com/2012/01/21/wondrous-talent/
This artist is amazing. Every time I look at it I find something that makes it more and more beautiful.
yes, those are indeed remarkable! This was another artist if I ever run up on it again I’ll be sure and let you know though
Thanks, I would appreciate that 🙂