I do it myself tea wreath. Rating: AWESOME.
Another appropriate title for this blog post would be, How to find a new obsession and make something giftable at the exact same time. I dyed clothespins with RIT dye the other night and now I WANT TO DYE ALL THE WOOD! I almost feel like a crazy person about it. I seriously want to go buy wood just to dye it.
I tried dying them because of this post over at kojodesigns. I thought the colors would be perfectly cute on the tea wreath I was making, which, coincidentally, I also found at kojodesigns. Though I tweaked the design quite a bit. I used fabric instead of paper to wrap the wreath because it’s what I had laying around. It took me about 1/2 hour start to finish. Seriously, It’s like the fastest craft ever.
It’s like an insti-craft, people.
How to make one of your own:
- I just took some cardboard and cut out a circle using a ginormous mixing bowl.
- I cut out a smaller circle from the middle using a regular cereal bowl.
- I wrapped it in some fabric I had laying around, hot gluing it in place.
- I hot glued my clothes pins on. (got them from the Dollar Tree and soaked them in Rit dye for about a minute)
- I hot glued my braided hanger onto the back.
- Hot glue is like the best invention ever. After duct tape.
- I added tea bags.
I’m not actually going to use it as a tea wreath though, even though that’s what it looks like in the picture. I drink coffee and I have a Keurig. Nuff said. The tea on the wheel is for demonstration purposes only.
And the picture does not do it justice. You all know I lack the picture-taking gene. So you’ll have to just trust me. It’s a ten.
I made the wheel for my three adorable little neices that I imagine would very much enjoy a tea wheel but not with tea on it, but maybe with candy or something all over it (I hope) so I made this one just for them and Rabbit and I will be stocking it with little square packs of Skittles and M&Ms unless I come up with a better idea before then. Any ideas Sister Carrie?
Also, Becky, guess what?! I found some nursing mother’s tea. IN MY PANTRY. Go figure.
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