I purchased some supplies and others I already had on hand. Here’s what I used:
1) Foam brush
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 wood pieces (4 ct.)
Use the Mod Podge to cover the backside of both paper pieces but one at a time. Apply to the center of the top of the lid. Apply a sweep of mod lodge on the paper you just applied. Then repeat with the other piece. Allow to seal and dry completely before the next step. (If you notice any areas on the paper that didn’t completely adhere, sweep with more Mod Podge.
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 off access around the edges so the box won’t seal permanently. I left the lid up so dry so it wouldn’t stick.
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.
Tea Storage Box
The fun thing about this project is that your seriously starting with a plank little canvas and you can decorate with any color, hardware, jewelry findings. WHATEVER you want. Go crazy. It’s fun and inexpensive and it will organize your tea bags so easily and conveniently! It’s a super simple & fun DIY!