Giftable DIY Tea Tins

painted tea tins

The holiday season is really in full swing now!  I’m spending this morning doing a little grocery shopping for the big day and I’m excited to dress my table with these really beautiful tea tins that I made this weekend.

They’re so easy and just a little bit of strategically applied paint makes them look so artsy and upscale!  Don’t they look like something you’d buy from a high end gourmet store? Well, I’ll assure you, I made them.  Not ONLY do I have the full how-to for these beautiful diy tea tins, but I have a pretty exciting giveaway for you too! Let’s go! 

So, Matt and I are starting this little ‘teatox’ detox with Lyfe Tea the day after Thanksgiving due to a beach vacay in just two weeks, so I figured that I wanted to share the love and give some to my friends as well (that includes you! See below…)!

To start the project, I had a bunch of blank tea tins laying around from a baby shower that I did almost 5 years ago, but you can either paint regular tins from the grocery, or you can pick up some plain tea tins here.

diy tea tins materials


  • Blank Tea Tins
  • Spray Paint
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Brushes
  • Loose Tea (I used Lyfe Tea)

painted tea tins gift idea

First, Paint a base color onto your tea tin. I used a fresh coat of white paint so that the paint effects I use really pop! Then, paint your tin!  I used a combination of a splatter and an abstract brush stroke.  I watered down the acrylic craft paint just a bit so that it wouldn’t be too thick.  Let dry, then fill with Lyfe tea or any tea of your choice.

artsy brush stroke tea tins

diy tea tins hostess gifts

tea tin giftables


The tins turned out more beautiful that I could have imagined!  My friends are going to love these little trinkets to take home after Thanksgiving.





We are talking specifically about Lyfe Tea today because it is the season of GIVING!  For every single purchase of Lyfe Tea, they’re going to donate $1 to the Second Harvest Food Bank.  Their goal (and now OUR goal) is to feed 40,000 people this month.

Guys, we can help this! We can help fight hunger together!  So, go ahead, get some tea, share on social, get involved, let’s help Lyfe Tea meet this fabulous goal!

Because I love you guys and I love that you’re amped about sharing, I am giving away a Lyfe Tea Prize Pack to one lucky winner!  The pack comes full of 28 days worth of tea, tea bags, infusers, and a blender bottle $75 worth of goodies! Enter below:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck… BUT before you head out, let me know how you like the tins!  Pop a comment in below!  I love reading them and will answer any questions you have too!


disclosure: This post was done in partnership with Lyfe Tea and compensation was provided.  Thank you for your continued support of the brands that enables me to keep on spending my days creating and posting for you all!

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