DIY Tea-Stained Tea Box

DIY Tea Box

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.


Materials for the DIY Tea BoxThings You Will Need:
Paint brush
Wooden box
Tea bags (black tea)

black cherry teaStep 1:
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.


DIY Tea BoxStep 2:
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.


DIY Tea Box

DIY Tea Box

Step 3:
Decorate your box. I chose some lace and flowers.


DIY Tea Box

DIY Tea Box


Step 4:
Add in some tea!


DIY Tea Box


If you have friends/family who drink tea, this would be a great gift. Or you could always just make it for you! 🙂


Happy crafting!!



9 thoughts on “DIY Tea-Stained Tea Box

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.