Since I really enjoy drinking teas and have also found some great combinations that help my liver as well as some for my stomach and to help me fall asleep I started to purchase some gorgeous teas from online Australian stores Such as Tea Hub and Tea Life. Another reason is that I want to avoid purchasing tea bags and pollute the environment with its micro plastics.
After a while I have quite a few herbal teas in my possession, buy they are quite messy, specially if you don’t have the room to store all the ziploc pouches they come in.
Having a Cricut machine pushed me to organise my tea in a nicer way.
I bought 8 canisters from Kmart and designed some cite labels for the lids.
Using my Apple Pencil and Procreate app I was able to crate cute unique labels for my canisters, and if you want them you can download them from this link on Dropbox.
To make these you will need:
- Cricut cutting machine or any other brand of cutting machine you may have or want.
- Mod Podge – Gloss Lustre
- Permanent self adhesive vinyl (I used white Metamark 7- setting as Premium Vinyl)
- Pod Podge Super Gloss- Brillant
- canisters and nice herbal teas!
I like these canisters from Kmart, they were in the cheap side but have a nice finish and over all perfect for their tea keeping purpose.
I firstly applied a thing coat of “ordinary mod Podge” making sure I also covered the edges and let them dry completely. I use the Mod Podge brush to apply the glue.
I gave them a little sanding after the glue had dried,
Next is to cut your labels using your cutting machine and transfer them onto the lids. Once you have placed them you can apply a coat of this Mod Podge, which is not a glue per se.
These Modpodge will coat your project with a layer of a gloss finish similar to what you can achieve when applying époxy resin, a glassy one!
I decided to use this because these canisters will live in TE bench beside the stove and for obvious reasons they will get dust and grease over time, this mod Podge will make it possible to clean the lids using a wet rag.
I made these so I can keep them inside my canisters with instructions from their original pouches and their uses. I laminates them.
Don’t forget to add the best before date to your teas/canisters. I use ordinary masking tape and markers.
It looks so much nicer!
I had to order more canisters because I have more teas and some would t fit on the small ones.
I hope this inspire you to make your own!