Yes it’s only mid-October but it’s time to start thinking about handmade gifts. I have a great gift idea for the tea lover on your list: a wood burned tea box. I’m a tea lover myself, and I’d love to … Continue reading
By Chris Wallace for Walnut Hollow
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.
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.
I 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 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!
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