Burlap Tea Bag Jars

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TeaProudly #CollectiveBias It’s time to make some Burlap Tea Bag Jars.

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. 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!These DIY Burlap Tea Bag Jars are a lovely way to hold your tea bags. The project is very easy to make and looks great in a country farm setting. #TeaProudly #ad

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.Packages of Bigelow Tea

Bigelow Tea is joining with tea drinkers to build a Tea Proudly community.  What is #TeaProudly, you ask? Why it’s a place that helps to keep all tea lovers informed about what is brewing, and why smart, savvy people are tea drinkers. It’s a great place for tea drinkers to come out and make tea a part of social conversations.

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

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 the Bigelow 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

Are you ready to make these Burlap Tea Bag Jars? Just head to your local Walmart to pick up the supplies. I found my Bigelow Tea in the tea and coffee aisle, and then headed to the craft department to get my burlap project supplies.Bigelow Tea Collage

Bigelow has been making tea for three generations with foil packaging, using fresh quality teas manufactured in the USA. I know that when I drink Bigelow, I tea proudly!

Do you #TeaProudly?  If so Bigelow, and other tea lovers across the country, want to hear from you about why you choose tea, when you like to drink it, who you share your tea moments with, and what special memories you have made over a warm and cozy cup of tea.  And be sure to check out Bigelow tea on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Cipp of Bigelow tea

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

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  38 comments for “Burlap Tea Bag Jars

  1. 02/06/2017 at 9:01 am

    We drink a lot of tea in this house! Those canisters are very adorable. I need to make a bunch of them to fit all of our tea! Maybe I could use a coffee can!

    • Carol
      02/06/2017 at 9:34 am

      Thanks Christy. Glad you like them. I love how quick they were to put together! Carol

  2. 02/06/2017 at 9:26 am

    What a beautiful way to store tea bags! The burlap ribbon is gorgeous and I love the colors.

    • Carol
      02/06/2017 at 9:35 am

      Thanks Alli. I was lucky to get ribbon and bows that all matched nicely! Carol

  3. Robin rue
    02/06/2017 at 9:45 am

    My dad drinks a lot of tea, so I think he would really like this tea jar. What a great idea.

    • Carol
      02/06/2017 at 10:53 am

      Thanks Robin. It was fun making them! Carol

  4. Angelic Sinova
    02/06/2017 at 10:49 am

    Those Burlap Tea Bag Jars are so adorable! I’m not much of a the drinker but everyone else in my family is obsessed with tea. This would make a great gift for any tea lover.

    • Carol
      02/06/2017 at 10:54 am

      My daughter is the tea drinker in our house. She loves these! Carol

  5. Carolyn Benson
    02/06/2017 at 11:19 am

    Very cute craft Idea, Love those.

  6. 02/06/2017 at 12:08 pm

    What a cute idea! I wish I saw this at Christmas time because a lot of people my family actually really like tea. This would be fun to make for them.

    • Carol
      02/06/2017 at 12:31 pm

      Thanks Jeanette. Pin it to your boards and you will be reminded it of the project next Christmas! Carol

  7. Candy
    02/06/2017 at 12:51 pm

    Tea is my thing. Especially during the winter. These are really cute

    • Carol
      02/06/2017 at 1:13 pm

      Thanks Candy. I find that I drink it more in the winter too! Carol

  8. 02/06/2017 at 3:20 pm

    I love this storage idea for tea. It would look super cute on the table when company comes over, too! I’ve been drinking a ton of tea this winter, mostly to warm me up. I should get organized, though, I’ve been throwing all of the boxes in a big bin in my pantry. 🙂 #client

    • Carol
      02/06/2017 at 3:33 pm

      Thanks Courtney. glad you like the project! Carol

  9. Pam Wattenbarger
    02/06/2017 at 3:26 pm

    I love the rustic chic look so these jars would fit right into my kitchen. They would be perfect for holding my daughter’s tea.

    • Carol
      02/06/2017 at 3:33 pm

      Hi Pam. That is what I like most about them too! Carol

  10. CourtneyLynne
    02/06/2017 at 4:00 pm

    Omg how cute are these?!?! I’m a huge tea drinker! I don’t drink coffee so tea is where I get all my caffeine from

    • Carol
      02/06/2017 at 4:46 pm

      Thanks Courtney. I love them too. I like that they are small enough to each hold their own type of tea but still match. Carol

  11. 02/06/2017 at 5:12 pm

    What a cute way to store your tea!! I al always down for a cute way to organize things!!

    • Carol
      02/06/2017 at 5:45 pm

      Me too Ricci!

  12. 02/06/2017 at 5:44 pm

    I love this craft idea. Those tea bag canisters would look great on the table for an afternoon tea party with friends! It can give them the option to choose which tea they’d like! I haven’t tried Bigelow Peppermint but I would love to!

    • Carol
      02/06/2017 at 5:46 pm

      It is a nice tea with just a hint of mint. I like it a lot. Carol

  13. Bella
    02/06/2017 at 6:04 pm

    This is such a great way to store your tea! I have boxes of different flavors all over my counter, such a mess.

    • Carol
      02/06/2017 at 7:15 pm

      Time to get them organized with these!

  14. Jenn
    02/06/2017 at 9:47 pm

    These are so cute. They would make for a great gift. I know a few people that love tea. I know my daughter would really like one too.

    • Carol
      02/06/2017 at 10:39 pm

      Thanks Jenn. I like the idea of them as a gift for my daughter. Carol

  15. Kita Bryant
    02/06/2017 at 10:36 pm

    Burlap is great. Just look at all the great stuff you can do with it, including what you have made here. Very cool!

    • Carol
      02/06/2017 at 10:39 pm

      Thanks Kita. Glad you like them. Carol

  16. 02/06/2017 at 11:07 pm

    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?

    • Carol
      02/06/2017 at 11:12 pm

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

  17. Bonnie G
    02/07/2017 at 4:49 pm

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

    • Carol
      02/07/2017 at 5:46 pm

      Thanks Bonnie. Hope yours turn out nicely. Carol

  18. 02/08/2017 at 8:04 am

    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.

  19. adriana
    02/08/2017 at 10:16 am

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

    • Carol
      02/08/2017 at 10:39 am

      Thanks Adriana. They were a lot of fun. Carol

  20. 02/16/2017 at 5:59 pm

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

    • Carol
      02/16/2017 at 9:48 pm

      Thanks Peachy. Glad you liked the project. Carol

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