DIY: Tea Box Organization

Lately everyone has been saving their trash for me knowing that I'm a hoarder of anything that can potentially be turned into a craft.

John finished off this tea and left me with a great tin can. Perfect for holding odds-n-ends in my craft area.

Tools required: Container of some sort, Modge Podge, scrapbook paper, ribbon, Zots (or any type of adhesive for the ribbon), Silhouette (optional), Elmer's multi-purpose spray adhesive (optional).

First step, I Modge Podged the crap out of this thing. I used a really thick and glossy card stock so it was really hard to make it stick. I also only used one long piece of paper and wrapped it around instead of cutting the paper into little bits like you usually would with Modge Podge. 

For the lid, I just Modge Podged paper to the top. I used a thinner piece of paper for this, so it was really easy to attach it. 

As you can see, the patterned scrapbook paper isn't totally attached at the top near the lid, so to cover up my shortcuts, I attached ribbon around the edges of the lid with Zots. Also, the TAZO symbol is quite obvious through that paper. I still haven't figured out how to cover that up, so pretend it's not there. 

Next, I made the H symbol on my Silhouette to decorate the side of the container. I was kind of over Modge Podge at this point, so I pulled out my new found hero- Elmer's Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive. Amazing! I can totally spray all over the paper and it didn't bleed through. 

And ta-da! Here is the final product next to another tea box. I don't know what I'm going to put in here, but it sure is cute!

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1 comment:

  1. It is cute! I love seeing every day objects transformed - you did a great job!


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