I found this bamboo tea storage box at Tuesday Mornings for under $12 bucks the other day. I’d been wanting one since we’re big tea drinkers around here and I have quite the collection of teas…so, I decided to get creative with it since it was so plain lookin’.
Here’s what else I bought and some items I already had on hand.
1) Foam brushes
2) Acrylics (I used Americana brand in Light Mocha and Raw Umber)
3) Antique Medium in #819
4) Quick Hold Glue (you can also use a hot glue gun)
5) Mod Podge
6) Decorative Pieces (I used scrapbook paper, a cross charm and glass pieces)
7) Polyurethane gloss
8) Candle cup wooden pieces (you’ll need 4 for the legs)
Use the Mod Podge to cover the backside of both paper pieces and glue centered on top of lid. Then coat the lid and paper with a sweep of the Mod Podge and allow to seal and dry completely before the next step.
Now you’re ready to glue the feet in place.
After all of this is dried off, coat the entire box with the polyurethane coating gloss. Make sure to wipe around the edges so the box will not seal permanently. Once this is dry you are ready to glue your accent pieces on the top. Viola! You can now fill your little box with an assortment of tea bags.