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When I met Paul I was astounded at his vast tea collection. He had a whole cupboard dedicated to every blend of herbal tea you could think of! I wasn’t much of a tea drinker then, but  I’ve since adopted his habit (or hobby I dare say) and we’ve been collecting delicious teas ever since. I was thrilled to partner with Tazo® Tea on this post as I’ve been a big fan over the years. Their delicious blends are just that little bit of joy that I need to get me through my projects. And they’ve gotten me through a lot! In fact, we’ve started building up our own tea collection here at the studio. Perfect timing!
In honor of one of our favorite teas, we created an art piece using dyed Tazo tea bags. It’s not too difficult to make and it goes perfectly with the colors of fall. It would be a lovely statement piece for a fall party. And it’s especially helpful if you have a huge collection of tea bags, much like Paul 😉

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While we were styling the shoot we whipped up some of their Passion® blend and the team enjoyed some of its delicious hibiscus, orange peel, rose hips, and passion fruit flavor.  (Other flavors you might enjoy include Awake English™ Breakfast or Zen™.) I’m finding that it’s just thing to add a little zing to our day and keep us crafting while we #SipJoyfully all the day long. Plus, after doing a bit more research, I found that their teas are made with some of the finest-quality tea leaves, and spices and botanicals. And they sell it at our nearby grocery store and I’m sure they do at yours too. Score!

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DIY teabag art

Supplies:

  • Rit Fabric Dye
  • Tea bags
  • Wooden Board
  • Paint
  • Branches

Tools:

  • Containers for Dye bath
  • Staple gun
  • Paint roller

Step 1: Select your paint color and size of wooden board.

Step 2: Create 3-4 dye baths using different ratios of dye so you get a variety of colors (we used pink, purple, and orange dye).  HOT TIP- Use warm water in your dye bath so the tea bags also add some color (a little tan/aged look).

Step 3: Add your tea bags to your dye baths.  After they have soaked lay them flat to dry. HOT TIP- You can leave some tea bags in longer than others to give color variation.
Wouldn’t this be so beautiful at a party or as some gorgeous fall art? We have ours in the studio right now and it’s keeping us bright and cheery just like the Tazo® Tea.  

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Just the right pick me up in the day!

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I highly recommend their Passion® blend. Add it to your collection!

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Are you a tea drinker? I’d love to hear your favorite blends of teas! Throw ‘em at me!

Photography by Anna Killian  |  Artwork by Kendal McAllister 

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