Saturday, July 19, 2014

Altered Tea Can

I love tea.  LOVE it!  And my favorite is Chai.  So it will come as no surprise that I shelled out an outrageous $14.95 for Oprah Chai Tea at Starbucks a couple weeks ago.  I think I got four cups of tea from what was in there, but that's because I also like my tea three and four bags of tea strong.  At any rate, I had this great tin left over so I decided to decorate it and combine this weeks Color My Heart's Sorbet, Sweet Leaf, and Indian Corn Blue challenge with Heart2Heart's Spice of Life challenge.

The rosette, flower, and leaves were made with Artiste, the letters were made with Art Philosophy.  The patterned paper is from a retired paper pack called Caboodle.  It uses Crystal Blue instead of Indian Corn Blue, but since the polka dots are so small, I figured I was okay.

I filled the center of the flower with beads secured with Liquid Glass--an absolutely critical supply to have on hand for a project like this.

The Sorbet ribbon was from a retired CTMH Red Collection, and the white is from Hobby Lobby.

The best part about this tin is it still has the wonderful Chai aroma. Every time I open it the spicy scent brings a smile.  I don't think I'll be buying another tin, though.  Yummy as it was, I bought it as a celebration for getting my novella turned into the publisher a day early.  Call it a splurge.  Now, I'll just settle for lifting the lid and inhaling while I drink my much more modestly priced Chai from Stash Tea.

Until next time,


  1. your altered tea canister is beautiful, becca!! (chai is my favorite, too!!)

  2. What a great altered project, love that you can still get a whiff of the chai! That is such a nice scent. Thanks for joining in this week at H2H Challenges.

  3. So cute, Becca. It's a great gift idea! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Very pretty, Becca! I love the flower that tops your tea can. Thanks for the inspiration!
    :) Marie

  5. I love it! Very pretty and original. Thanks for playing along with H2H!


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