These Burlap Tea Bag Jars are the perfect way to store my special tea bags. Their romantic look seems to be just waiting for me to reach in and start a new memory!
There is nothing quite like a good cup of tea, particularly when the weather is cold like it is right now. Drinking tea is so much more than just the act of having a beverage!
It’s warm and cozy; it soothes my soul, it gives me a chance to relax and invites conversation with friends and family while making new memories.
Did you know that tea is second only to water for being the most widely consumed beverage in the world? Many people think of people from Great Britain as the big tea drinkers but, in fact, 82% of Americans drink tea, too.
That is more than 158 million people who enjoy the beverage! It is fun to think that drinking tea is now a proud American tradition, too. It’s even considered quite trendy now with the under 30 age group!
I have never been much of a coffee drinker, but I do love my tea. My daughter, Jess, is also an avid tea drinker. She spent a semester of college in the U.K. and came back devoted to having a “cup of tea” in the afternoon.
Since that time, she has been acquiring all things tea from teapots, to new varieties of tea, cups to drink it in and also containers for her teabags. I thought it would be fun to do make these fun Burlap Tea Bag Jars as a gift for her.
Note: Hot glue guns, and heated glue can burn. Please use extreme caution when using a hot glue gun. Learn to use your tool properly before you start any project.
Let’s make some Burlap Tea Bag Jars.
To make these fun tea bag holders you will need the following supplies:
- 2 empty aluminum cans, cleaned thoroughly
- 1 length of plain burlap ribbon 2 1/2″ wide
- 1 length of chevron burlap ribbon 2 1/2″ wide
- 2 pieces of burlap material about 4″ square.
- 1 wooden spool (cut this in half and use half for each tea bag jar)
- 1 can of burgundy spray paint with a matte finish
- 1 length of 3/4″ wide burgundy burlap ribbon
- 1 length of lace burlap ribbon 1 1/2″ wide
- 1 burlap burgundy colored bow
- 1 length of jute twine
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- some of your favorite teabags
Start by spraying the cans and lids, both inside and out. The lids are sharp now but will be covered in fabric later. Allow the paint to dry completely.
Measure around your cans to see the length that you will need for the burlap ribbons. Cut them to size and wrap one can with the burgundy and lace ribbon for decoration.
Glue the burlap in place at the back of the can with hot glue. I had extra of the burlap lace when I was done. See how I used it on my Rope Wrapped Eggs project.
Add the burgundy bow in the front center of the jar with a dab of glue.
The Burlap Tea Bag Jars are now ready to fill with some tea bags.
To make the jar lids, paint the wooden spool and then cut it in half. Cover the aluminum lid with the pieces of 4″ burlap material, fold it under on the back and hot glue it in place.
Cut two pieces of the lace burlap ribbon the size of the can top and hot glue them in place on top of the covered lids, then hot glue the burgundy 1/2 wooden spool in place on each of the lids.
These DIY Tea Bag Jars look so cute on the counter. They have a French country rustic look to them. Now it’s time for a cup of tea and biscuit!.
Be sure to also check out my Sheet Music Farmhouse Tea Coasters.
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