Last week, I visited Buffalo Reuse for the first time. No, I’m not involved in any reconstruction projects so I puttered around taking it all in. I did have in the back of my mind that I wanted to make another tea box. So, I picked up a couple non-functioning, antique knob latches. I only needed one but for $1/ea. I had to get a second one.
I made a tea box awhile back from a wooden box I garbage picked. I added some fabric and a knob to the top and used foam core to make dividers on the inside.
Since I didn’t have another, perfect box I was thinking of using a shoe box, but that would be flimsy paired with the substantial antique latch knob.
So I went on Google images, a great source of inspiration for me, and searched tea boxes. Most were boring, until several pages in, I saw a fancy tea box that looked like a book. My idea was complete.
Here’s how to make a tea box from an upcycled book: