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Create your own good looking and inexpensive loose leaf tea canisters.
I have been brewing a lot of loose leaf teas lately. I wanted to purchase some nice canisters to hold the teas in. Everything I found in the stores was either really expensive or ugly.

Posted by Ansley B. from Los Angeles, California, United States • Published See Ansley B.'s 12 projects »
  • How to make a tea tin / coffee tin. Loose Leaf Tea Canisters - Step 1
    Step 1

    I saw a bunch of tin canisters with Christmas prints in the sale bin at the craft store for less than a dollar each. So, I purchased the canisters, some pretty paper by Paper Source and some Mod Podge decoupage glue.

    I cut out paper to fit the canisters, and used a paintbrush to apply Mod Podge to the tin and glue the paper in place. The lids were a little tricky. I cut out a circle and thin strip for the sides of the lid. Once the glue dried, I painted on a few layers of glue over the paper to seal it. Now I have a nice set of canisters that match my kitchen colors.

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Jeanniece M.
Jeanniece M. · 1 project
So cool, fellow tea lover!
shirley n.
shirley n.
Brilliant Idea. I made some more for odd little craft items. THANKS
Ansley B.
Ansley B. · Los Angeles, California, US · 12 projects
Thanks everyone!
kermit · Maastricht, Limburg, NL · 8 projects
it looks really professional!
Eien · Conyers, Georgia, US · 3 projects
Nice idea! A good way to decorate the kitchen too.
Jessie H.
Jessie H. · Indianapolis, Indiana, US · 12 projects
I love these. This is such a great idea =)
Betty K.
Betty K. · New York, New York, US · 17 projects
i love this!!! this is just what i need... yours came out really neat too... i wouldn't have guessed they were covered with paper by the looks of it...
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1432 projects
These are very pretty!

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