Monday, February 14, 2011

CCMC-OM3 Tea bag box

This was this week's challenge to use Rose red, Baja breeze, Pear Pizazz, and very vanilla. Originally I was going to make a totally different box but I got an email with the directions to make this from Andrea Walford and I just had to make it! I love the fact that this tea bag holder holds more than 1 or 2 bags which is a waste of time IMO.

The most challenging was making the roses out of card stock verses using fabric. I know if I don't tell you how I made them I will not hear the anything else so here I go. I'll try to explain in a way that makes sense but email me any questions.

I punched out a scalloped circle and cut out the center. I then folded down the scallops and broke the fibers of the cardstock to make it more movable. I then ran a thin line of liquid glue (tombow) and let it dry for about 10 min. I then used my reverse tweezers and rolled it up and held the flower for a min to set it. To make it open I forced it with my finger nail and used the piercing tool to place the pearl in the center. I attached it to my project with a glue dot.

The leaves are from the 2 step bird punch and I sponged them with crumb cake and pinched the leaves to give them more depth. You can add more tea bags from the bottom but it is easier to place them inside the box before attaching the lid.


  1. This is great! My mom would LOVE this, she drinks tea every morning and a lot of it too! :) The roses sound like a lot of work, but totally worth it I would say! Thanks for creating with us this week!

  2. GORGEOUS idea for those ugly tea bag holders! I love it. Thanks for the tutorial about the roses, too...sounds like a different way than I've done them before! Thanks for playing along with us on Create with Connie and Mary!

  3. WOW...that turned out FANTASTIC!!! Thanks for the tutorial on the roses too! Thanks for playing along on the Create with Connie and Mary Occasion Mini Saturday challenge!

  4. Hey Lori,

    It's Sue Pavlak (with the help of my daughter). I wast just wondering if you could send me the instructions to make this tea-box to email? It's

    Thanks! :)