This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TeaProudly #CollectiveBias — A few weeks ago I shared my new vintage style coffee station but I know a few of you prefer tea. So today I’m showing how I added a DIY wooden tea box to my kitchen coffee station and filled it with some delicious Bigelow Benefits Tea as a reminder for me to drink tea all through the day.
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Bigelow Benefits Tea was easy to order on Amazon.com. I have drunk their tea for years but I decided to try two new flavors in their Benefits line: Stay Well (a combination of lemon and echinacea) and Sleep Tea (chamomile and lavender). They were also Prime items so they arrived in just a couple of days. Bigelow Benefits Tea is a new line of tea designed to support everyday wellness. They make a great replacement for coffee and sodas — less caffeine and more benefits!
They have several other delicious sounding flavors, too:
- Ginger and Peach
- Lemon and Echinacea
- Chamomile and Lavender
- Turmeric Chili Matcha Green (This is the only flavor in this line with caffeine.)
- Blueberry and Aloe
- Cinnamon and Blackberry
- Chocolate and Almond
How to Make a Wooden Tea Box
I wanted to create something special to put these new tea bags in so I went to the store and bought a plain wooden box. It was a little smaller than a recipe box but just the right size for tea bags. But it was PLAIN!
So I pulled out my paper clay and molds.
This is super easy to do but I recently did a Facebook Live video if you’d like to see the step-by-step process.
The paper clay castings don’t even have to dry before gluing them to the wood!
After the glue had set I painted the box light gray, then painted a layer of crackle medium over it. When that dried I added the last layer of white paint.
It is so fun to watch the paint crackle as it dries! I didn’t even add a varnish over this. But now looking at the photo below I might go back and darken the latch to make it look old, too.
Here’s the tea box in my old crate.
And here’s the complete coffee/tea station in my small kitchen.
The tea is now out in my wooden tea box where I can see it and with this electric tea pot I can have hot tea in just a couple of minutes!
If you’re trying to have a clean eating lifestyle, check out Bigelow Benefits Tea!
‘Til the next project,