I have a friend that REALLY likes tea. I emphasis the really for good reason. I heard him talking about it the other day, and it got me thinking. I like tea, and I keep it all in the original cardboard box. There is nothing wrong with it, but I can be more creative than that. I decided to create a natural-looking tea box.
I bought a ready-to-paint wooden box from the craft store and got to work.
Put 3 tea bags in about 6oz. of water and microwave it. I used Black Cherry tea from Celestial Seasonings because of the dark red color. You can use whatever tea you would like, but make sure it is a dark tea.
Let it dry (or get a hair dryer if you are as impatient as I am). Repeat this step until the the box is your desired shade. I put three layers on mine.
Decorate your box. I chose some lace and flowers.
Add in some tea!
If you have friends/family who drink tea, this would be a great gift. Or you could always just make it for you!