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Tea Bag Dispenser

January 25, 2012

When I was at Mum’s last week, she was looking for something to put her tea bags in when she has guests over.  I said I would make her a box dispenser.

I cut Poppy Parade card stock and scored and folded it into a little square box.  I used the dimensions from a tutorial  by Sandy Hancock to assemble the box.  I cut a window in the front of the box and assembled as per instructions.  I decorated each of the panels with the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper (free for qualifying orders in the Sale-A-Bration catalogue).  I cut the lid from Early Expresso card stock and decorated the top with a panel of Poppy Parade card stock and a piece of the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series paper.  When I put my tea bags in the box, it was a little too square, so I cut some Poppy Parade card stock and attached it inside the box to make it more rectangular and then the tea bags fit perfectly. 

To decorate the lid I wrapped it with the free Sale-A-Bration Lucky Limeade 1/8″ Organdy Ribbon.  I also made a few loops of this ribbon and tied it with Linen Thread.  I attached the loops over the top of the tied ribbon using Mini Glue Dots.  I cut three Lucky Limeade leaves using the smallest leaf on the Blossom Petals Builder Punch.  Once punched I folded the leaves in half to add some dimension.  I used Mini Glue Dots to attach them over the Lucky Limeade 1/8″ Organdy Ribbon. Using Poppy Parade card stock I cut one 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle, one 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle and one 1-1/4″ Circle.  I cut each of these into a spiral and then rolled them up tightly to form a flower.  I used Crystal Effects to hold them in shape and attached them over the leaves using Mini Glue Dots.

This paper reminds me of beautiful floral tea cups – the kind that make me think of my grandmother.

I love this dispenser, in fact I believe I will have to make one of these for myself.  I would love to know what you think.

Bye for now, Kris.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Robin Greer permalink
    January 27, 2012 1:08 am

    This is beautiful Kris! Can’t wait to make one for my office!!!


  2. January 28, 2012 8:44 am

    Your mum will love this….. Beautiful!!!!


  3. January 28, 2012 9:41 am

    Kris, this is a beautiful tea dispenser. What a lovely way for your mum to serve tea bags when having guests over for tea! I love, love, love your three roses … I have made rolled flowers before, but they never turned out as nice as yours … need to practice. Beautiful mix of papers and colors.


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