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Burlap Tea Bag Jars – Easy DIY Tea Holder Project

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. White flowering plant near to containers covered in burlap and lace with words DIY burlap tea bag jars.

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.Supplies for the DIY 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.Spray the aluminum cans

Lightly attach the 3/4″ wide burgundy ribbon into the middle of the 1 1/2″ wide burlap lace ribbon with hot glue.  Then attach this piece into the middle of the wide plain burlap ribbon.Make the lace Ribbon

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.Burlap bow tea bag jar

Wrap the jar with a chevron ribbon on it with a length of jute twine long enough to go around the jar and tie in a small bow on the front.

Use a few tiny dabs of glue to keep it in place nicely.Chevron burlap tea bag jar

The Burlap Tea Bag Jars are now ready to fill with some tea bags.Add tea bags to the jars

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.Cover the jar lid and add a spool to it

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!.DIY Burlap Tea Bag Jars and a cup of tea

Be sure to also check out my Sheet Music Farmhouse Tea Coasters.

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Thursday 16th of February 2017

These Burlap tea Bag jars are so cute and they're perfect for gifting to tea loving friends.


Thursday 16th of February 2017

Thanks Peachy. Glad you liked the project. Carol


Wednesday 8th of February 2017

These are just too cute! I love this - it looks like so much fun to make too! Great post!


Wednesday 8th of February 2017

Thanks Adriana. They were a lot of fun. Carol

Mimi Green

Wednesday 8th of February 2017

So what you're telling me is I need to make a tea jar. They are so cute, I'm a big tea drinker. It is my first beverage of the day, everyday.

Bonnie G

Tuesday 7th of February 2017

What a cute craft idea! I love tea and would love to make these for our kitchen.


Tuesday 7th of February 2017

Thanks Bonnie. Hope yours turn out nicely. Carol


Monday 6th of February 2017

I guess I can do that stuff and can store my pens too :) Thanks for sharing! For the tea, was the peppermint better or both tastes good?


Monday 6th of February 2017

I liked them both but the peppermint was more to my liking. Carol

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