DIY Tea Crafts For The Home

teacraft.jpg It’s no secret that Kat loves crafting. She’s always looking for a new way to get creative, and of course tries to incorporate a tea theme into her creations. This week she was browsing around pinterest for inspiration and found something she never would have thought of on her own- a wreath made out of tea bags!

A tea bag wreath is a unique way to keep your favorite teas on hand. Just hang this in the kitchen and you’ll be able to grab your tea bags without even opening a box. It is eye-catching, and a great conversation starter. How fun would it be to gift these to your favorite people? Kat’s making a few to give on Mother’s Day.

I also found nifty ideas to make a tea bag dispenser! A sweet little house or other cardboard creations would be adorable sitting on your kitchen counter. A pretty way to have easy access to your favorite teas without endless stacks of boxes laying around. You can customize your tea house with wrapping paper, stencils, stickers, whatever you like. It’s a fun way to really get crafty with your tea bags!

I love this tip for a DIY tea box. Larger than a countertop tea dispenser, but perfect for a drawer. Especially for those where kitchen space is at a premium. Ditch all of the extra tea boxes and go for one large sectioned box! Wouldn’t this be the perfect thing to bring out during a dinner party? You can show off your love for tea with a personalized box for all of your favorites.

These are fun crafts to try during those spring weekends that bring April showers. If you dears are anything like Kat, you’ve got a stash of craft supplies, ready for the next burst of inspiration. So on those rainy weekends, stay home, make a lovely cup of tea, and get crafting!

DIY Ideas For Those Empty Tea Tins

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If you’re a tea lover like Kat, you must have numerous empty tea tins sitting in your kitchen cabinets. Kat refills many of hers with her favorite teas and has a few decorating the kitchen, but her collection of tins keeps growing. As Kitchen President (the toaster is my VP), I’ve made the decision to repurpose some of these lovely tins. There’s just no reason for them to sit and collect dust. Kat loves to craft, and this is a perfect way to get creative. After scouring the internet and polling Kat’s friends, I’ve found quite a few fun uses for them.

 -Plant a little garden! I’m quite partial to small succulents because they are easy to care for and don’t need too much water. Choose tins that have a mouth wide enough for a plant to sit comfortably inside. You’ll want to puncture or drill a few small drainage holes in the bottoms of the tins to make sure the water can properly drain out. They’d look lovely in your kitchen or on any windowsill. If you have a very sunny spot, you can also do a mini herb garden! It would also make a lovely hostess gift.

 -Fridge magnets: For smaller tins I love the idea of gluing a magnet to the back and keeping them on the fridge to hold things like pencils, rubber bands, and bag ties. This way you’ll never need to search for little items you need in the kitchen. I know Kat is always rummaging through kitchen drawers to look for a twist-tie to close a bag. This way she’ll have one always at the ready. Many crafting sites suggest covering the tins with patterned papers, but I think the tins are beautiful just as they are.

 -Flower vase: Kat has a few large tins that she uses to hold flowers. They really look lovely on a desk, dining table, kitchen counter, or windowsill. A tea tin vase is sure to brighten up your afternoon tea party. Kat has even grouped multiple tins together on the dining table with bright flowers for a striking centerpiece. Keep it in mind for your upcoming holiday gatherings!

 -Tea-tin Candle: Kat loves lighting candles for dinner parties and quiet evenings. Wouldn’t a candle made from a tea tin be extra special? This is a good tutorial. She’s even added a few to her bathroom, to enhance a relaxing bath.

 What do you think? Dearies, for steep’s sake don’t throw those tins away. Get crafty with your tea tins! Reuse them and create something new. For even more ideas, check out my pinterest page. If you have your own ideas for reusing the tea tins, I’d love to hear about them.