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I have been doing a lot of spring cleaning lately. One project I’m tackling is cleaning out the kitchen pantry. I like to take everything out of it and put things back in a more orderly fashion. As I started doing this, I noticed that my tea boxes were shoved all over the place with no rhyme or reason. No wonder I could never find the one I was looking for. It was time to organize my tea stash.
A tea wreath is just what I needed to keep my tea stash organized and easily accessible. So I took a little time off from spring cleaning and did a little bit of spring crafting! My tea wreath looks pretty darn cute hanging on the inside of the cabinet door, if you ask me. I love that I can now see exactly what kind of teas I have without needing to dig around in the pantry.
Now that I can see what teas I have and which teas I need, I can go out and refresh my tea stash. Bigelow Tea has bonus packs available at Walmart (while supplies last). You can find the specially marked Bigelow bonus boxes on the shelf where tea is sold. I was able to get 4 extra tea bags per box!
Bigelow Tea is an American family-owned company that has been around for three generations. It all started more than 60 years ago when tea lover Ruth Campbell Bigelow set out to create the best-tasting cup of tea in her very own kitchen. Once she felt she got the recipe just right, she shared it with her family and friends, and the Constant Comment® tea was born! Ruth’s son, David, and his family have carried on the family tea tradition. Bigelow Teas have expanded to include many new flavors in tea, herb teas, green teas, and iced teas.
One of my favorite herbal teas is Bigelow’s I Love Lemon. I think it is comforting to drink warm lemony tea on a snowy day. And on a hot summer day, a tall glass of lemon iced tea is so refreshing! Bigelow Teas are individually foil wrapped for quality and freshness.
Could your tea stash use a little freshening up? A DIY tea wreath is a fun way to organize your tea. It’s also a simple, budget-friendly craft to make with just a few supplies. This project takes about an hour, not including drying time. I chose to paint the tops of my clothespins to give them an ombre effect. But it’s just as easy to cover them with scrapbook paper, rick rack, rhinestones…really, the sky is the limit to giving your clothespins a unique look. You may even prefer to keep them the natural wood color.
In addition to wooden clothespins, you will need:
- A piece of foam board
- A dinner plate and a drinking glass (these will be the patterns for your wreath circles)
- Exacto knife (or something to cut the foam board)
- Paint and paintbrush (if desired for clothespins)
- A piece of scrapbook paper
- Bigelow Tea
Create the Wreath Form. Use a pencil to trace around the outside of a dinner plate onto a piece of foam board. Once that circle has been drawn, center the drinking glass inside the dinner plate circle and trace around it. You should have drawn a circle with a smaller circle in the middle that resembles a wreath. Use an Exacto knife to cut out your wreath form.
Next, use a pencil to trace around your wreath form onto a piece of scrapbook paper. Cut it out and glue the scrapbook paper onto the front of your foam board wreath form.
Paint the Clothespins. This step can be done ahead of time so that your clothespins will be dry and ready to glue onto the wreath. It is not necessary to paint the entire clothespin – I only painted the tops of mine. Allow paint to dry before gluing them onto the wreath form.
Glue Clothespins onto Wreath Form. I recommend laying the clothespins out onto your wreath form to get the spacing right BEFORE you start gluing them down. Try to space them out as evenly as possible, and remember to leave enough room in between each clothespin so that the tea envelopes can overlap but still be seen once they are in place. Allow glue to dry completely before adding tea envelopes.
Add a ribbon for hanging. Cut a length of ribbon and tie it around the wreath so it will be ready for hanging.
Hang your pretty Tea Wreath! I used a pushpin to hang mine with the ribbon on the inside of my cabinet door. Click to download a printable copy of DIY Tea Wreath Directions.
Where do you keep your tea stash? What is your favorite tea?
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