Time for Tea: Tea Bag Holder

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Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Homemade Tea Bag Holder

The weather is getting colder, so many of us will be heating up our favorite teas.  This handy tea bag holder is helpful to store your favorite flavors or brands.  Keep it on the counter or your desk so it’s quick to grab when you want a hot cup of tea.

Start the tea bag holder by cutting a 6” x 12” piece of cardstock using a paper trimmer.

Mark Cardstock

Mark the cardstock at 3 1/16th, 5 ¾, 8 13/16th and 11 ½”.

Score Cardstock

Place the paper on a scoring board lining up the first mark with one of the tracks on the board and score it.  Continue to do this until all marks have been scored.

Rotate and Score

Rotate the paper and score it at 1” and 1 ¾”.

Cut Panel

Moving over to the second panel from the left, cut up to the 1 ¾” line using a pair of scissors.  Also, cut up to the 1” line on the right side and remove that tab as shown in the picture.

Fold

Fold all of the score lines to get crisp folds.

Trim Brown Cardstock

Cut two 2 ¾” x 4” panels from cardstock and two additional ones that measure 2 ½”x 4”.  The light brown cardstock from the Super Value Variety Pack was used for this holder.

Attach Panels

Attach each panel to the front side of the base using a tape runner.  Remember that two of the sides are narrower than the other two so be sure to place the correct size on each panel.

Printed Paper

Now cut two panels from patterned paper that measure 2 ½” x 4” and two that are 2 ¼” x 3 ¾”.  Attach them over the light brown cardstock.  This patterned paper is from the Best Of by K & Company pad.

Add 3 strips of double sided tape to the tabs as shown. Remove the cover from the long tab on the left and adhere the holder together making sure to line up the sides. Leave the cover on the rest of the tape at this point.

Fold and Add Strips

Fold the holder over and add the two strips to the other side.

Cut Strips

Cut four strips that are ½” x 2 ½”.  Remove the cover of each piece of double sided tape and adhere them.

Adhere

Bottom Flaps

Attach strips of double sided tape to all of the tabs.  Make sure to place the tape vertically on the tab that will be folded in first on the bottom.  This will be the tab located on the back side of the holder.

Fold Top

Remove the tape covering and fold the back tab inside first and then the tabs on the side.  Add two strips of tab to those tabs.

Brown Cardstock

Now, cut 2 pieces of cardstock that measure 4” x 5” and two pieces of heavy chipboard that measure 2 ¾” x 3”.  Lay one aside.

Heavy Chipboard

Place the chipboard piece in the center of the cardstock and fold the edges in.

Fold Edges in

 

Folded Edges

Trim Excess

Trim off the excess and adhere the cardstock with the double sided tape.

Lid

Cut another piece of cardstock that measures 2 ¾” x 3” and adhere it to cover the open area.

Repeat these steps to cover the second piece of chipboard.

Cut another

Slide

Add tape to the bottom of one of them and slide it into the holder and press it down.  Turn the holder over and attach the second one to the bottom of the holder using the strips of double sided tape that you had added earlier.

Score Brown Cardstock

Cut another piece of cardstock that measures 4 ¼” x 4 5/8” and score it on each side at ¾”.

Cut Slit

Cut towards the center on the score line as shown.  Do this on the left and right sides on the vertical score lines to create the tabs.

Fold the tabs in to form the box lid.  Adhere the sides using the double sided tape.

Add your favorite teas and place the lid on top.  Use your choice of embellishments, punches such as a leaf punch for a fall look, die cuts or even dies to decorate your tea holder.

Match the papers to your décor or create one for each of the seasons.  Don’t forget the ones you will need to store your favorite holiday teas!  This cute little tea bag holder will help keep you organized and your teas ready to grab anytime you want them.

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About Peg

Peg Rounds lives in East Moline, Illinois with her husband and best friend, Kevin and their son Josh and 2 dogs. She was an elementary school teacher turned stay at home mom, and later a home school mom. Over the years, she designed cakes on the side and went to school to become a certified chocolatier. She always has loved to craft since she was young and it was something that she wanted to be doing, but set it aside due to her busy life. After 15 years of doing cakes she decided it was time to stop and focus more on her family. She began doing layouts, then cards and it went from there. Before she knew it, next to spending time with her family, she spent every free moment creating something and blogging about it. One thing led to another and here she is today! Check out Peg's blog, Peg's Crafting Corner to see what else she has been up to!

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