Tea Box – Handmade Holidays 2014

By Chris Wallace for Walnut Hollow

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Welcome to the 4th Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! A few years ago we were looking online for handmade gift ideas and thought it would be great if there was a resource dedicated JUST to handmade gift ideas. Enter the Handmade Holidays hop! We’ve gathered over 100 of our creative blogger friends in the craft industry as well as some of our fellow product manufacturers to bring you a plethora of inspiring gift ideas you can make now to give to your friends, family, and colleagues. Pin and bookmark these ideas for this holiday season and to use throughout the year! Each day of the hop features approximately 30 gift projects and you can “hop” from one blog to another to check them all out.

Tea Box

Handmade Tea Box

My daughter loves tea and I love Graphic 45® – so it was just meant to be that I make a tea box for her as a gift using Graphic 45’s Botanical Tea papers (12 x 12 pad and 6 x 6 Patterns and Solids Pad) and accessories. I used the Walnut Hollow Keepsake Box for the Tea Box.

IMG_2290I began the project by using a large flat brush to basecoat the entire box – inside and outside – with DecoArt® Americana® Chalky Finish New Life (green). I also painted 2 white strips of foam core board (1 3/8” x 6 5/8”) with New Life.


While it was drying, I cut the Graphic 45 papers to fit the top, (dots) 10 ½” x 6 ¾”, (Botanical Tea) 6” x 6”, and (Love Note) 4” x 6”. Cut the papers for the sides (4 strips from 6” x 6” stripe) 1 ½” x 6”. Cut paper for the inside (2) 4” x 6” Love Notes and (2) 6” x 6” papers of your choice.


I like Tombow® adhesives. I used Xtreme® to adhere all of the papers to the painted wood. I used MONO Multi Liquid Glue to adhere the trim on the top of the box and around the top IMG_2288

I used Xtreme adhesive to adhere the papers and MONO Multi Liquid Glue to adhere the painted green foam core dividers for the tea.


The final touch was added with the Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Stickers. I’m sure my daughter will enjoy her Tea Box – made especially for her!


Are you ready for lots more creative handmade gift ideas and projects??

Follow along on our blog hop! Simply click on each of the links below to be taken to that post with additional information and photos on how to create a handmade gift project. Have fun and pin away!


Ellison Educational Equipment

Walnut Hollow  <— YOU ARE HERE

Graphic 45 <— GO HERE NEXT!

Neat and Tangled

Therm O Web


Elizabeth Craft Designs

Pink and Main

The Buckle Boutique

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Rowland Technologies

ICE Resin

Hydrangea Hippo

Clearsnap – Suzanne Austin

Stencil1 – Ed Roth 

Graphic 45 -Nadya Lifa

Cookies for Breakfast- Beth Pingry 

Cupcakes and Crinoline – Mary Beth Sharkey 

Elizabeth Craft Designs – Frances Byrne

Lazy Mom’s – Joanna Grzeszczak

Homemade Ginger – Megan Kapple

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L – Asia King

Ellison Educational Equipment – Anna-Karin Evaldsson

One Artsy Mama- Amy Latta

Therm O Web – Alice G0lden

Lovely Etc – Carrie Spalding

ICE Resin – Clare Horner

Pink and Main – Yolie Burke

The Buckle Boutique – Stephanie Nericcio

Modern Surrealist – Marisa Pawelko

A Little Craft In Your Day – Tanner Bell 

Artsy Findings – Cheryl Waters

Stampin Mindy – Mindy Baxter


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Follow our Handmade Holidays Gift Ideas Pinterest board for even more inspiration!

Follow Jennifer Priest of RainMaker Media Works + Hydrangea Hippo’s board Handmade Holidays on Pinterest.

A huge thank you to our sponsors for this hop – please visit their blogs below and follow them. And be sure to come back tomorrow for another 30+ amazing Handmade Gift Ideas!

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Clearsnap || Ellison Educational Equipment || Walnut Hollow || Graphic45 || Westcott || ICE Resin || Therm O Web || Rowland Industries || Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L || Pink and Main || Elizabeth Craft Designs || The Buckle Boutique || Neat and Tangled

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22 thoughts on “Tea Box – Handmade Holidays 2014

  1. This is fabulous. I would love to receive this anytime. I like Barb Macaskill’s idea of the coffee. I wouldn’t mind a few packets of fudge.

  2. I love getting Walnut Hollow Crafts newsletters, y’all have the best ideas and products. Thanks for being in the “Hop” too.

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