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How to Make a Charming Tea Bag Holder Using a Garden Pot and Wood Circle

 Are you a tea lover looking for a creative DIY project? Learn to create a unique tea bag holder using a garden pot, wood circle, wooden bead, and paper floral decorations. Get inspired and add a personal touch to your tea time.

Today, we will make a tea bag holder using a garden ceramic pot and a wooden circle. This holder is both functional and cute. Below, I will provide a list of materials and step-by-step instructions.

White pot decorated with a decorative napkin, paper flowers and leaves with a wooden round lid with wooden bead

Video tutorial

White pot decorated with a decorative napkin, paper flowers and leaves with a wooden round lid with wooden bead

How to Make a Charming Tea Bag Holder Using a Garden Pot and Wood Circle

craft materials such as mod podge, paintbrush, one pot, decorative napkin and paint


  • Garden pot- I'm using a white 4inch planter pot (The one I am using is a ceramic pot) 
  • One wood circle- I picked up a pack of 6  3'' wood circles at my local Walmart store for $1.80
  • Mod Podge
  • Decorative napkin
  • Paintbrush
  • One medium or large wooden bead
  • Paper flowers and leaves
  • Adhesive
  • Scissors
  • White acrylic paint
  • Letter stamps
  • Stamp ink

Preparing your decorative napkin and Mod Podge

Decorative napkin, paintbrush, and garden pot

Cut out of decorative napkin, paintbrush, and garden pot on a table

Let's begin by taking a decorative napkin and removing the second layer. Now, use scissors to cut out the design from the napkin that you want to use on the pot.

Next, apply Mod Podge to the pot using a paintbrush. After that, place the napkin over the Mod Podge surface and smooth it out. Apply one last coat of Mod Podge to the top of the napkin and allow it to dry. I like to use my blow dryer between coats.

Applying paint to wooden circle and wooden bead

Paintbrush near acrylic paint, and wooden circle

Now, set the pot aside and take a wooden circle. Use your paintbrush and acrylic paint to paint the wooden circle and bead.  Allow the wood circle and bead to dry completely.
Adding embellishments
Mod Podge, paintbrush and wooden circle with leaf embellishment on top

Hand holding paper flower over wooden circle lid

If you're using any embellishments, this is the time to add them to the wooden circle. You can add a green leaf design using a little Mod Podge, and then take two paper flowers and glue them to the top of the wood circle using hot glue. Add the wooden bead to the center of the wooden circle using adhesive.

Adding stamped letters
Image showing letter stamps near tea lid

Close up of wooden circle lid with wood bead, paper flowers, and leaves

Lastly, if you want, you can stamp letters on the lid. For example, I added the word "tea" to my wooden lid.

Tea bags inside of tea bag holder pot

Now, you can fill the tea holder with some tea bags. This is a quick craft that can also be given as a gift.

Tea cup, and completed tea bag holder pot

I hope you enjoyed this DIY tea-lover craft. Thank you for joining me!

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  1. Well, now. Isn't that just adorable? Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedLinkParty 129. Pinned.

  2. This is a really cute idea!! I’m guessing, is this a plastic pot or is it ceramic or clay? I’m going to give this a try!

    1. Sally, that's a great question -- oops, I should have mentioned it in the post. It is a ceramic pot. I'll add that now. :) Thanks so much for stopping by.

  3. This is so cute! I found it on Grammy's Grid!

    1. Christine, aw thank you! Thank you so much for stopping by. :)

  4. Visiting again to say thanks so much for linking up at #IMadeItMondayLinkParty 24. Pinned.

  5. Visiting again to say thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedLinkParty 133. Pinned.

  6. What a great container Thanks for sharing with Creatively Crafty Link Party.

  7. Amazing, it's so so pretty, love it.
    I visited you via Creatively Crafty Link Party #402
    I linked up this week with = 5+6 Come and join us Mon - Saturday at SeniorSalonPitStop. You will find the linkup information under BLOGGING.

    1. Thank you so much! I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed it. :)

  8. Very sweet tea bag holder. Thanks for sharing at Love Your Creativity. I am happy to feature your charming tea bad holder on Sunday.

    1. Linda, thank you so much. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed it.

  9. Well these are just darling. I had to pop over from Cecilia's blog to see the full DIY, since decoupage is my new favorite craft. It's very creative and so pretty for spring!

    1. Kim, aw thank you. I'm so happy you decided to visit and check it out. I appreciate it. 😊

  10. I used this same technique on my tea bag holder, but mine is a 3x5 index card file box. It holds a full box of tea bags side by side and the top is attached so it doesn't slide off on the way to the porch. It also has a mate for the little bags of sweetener. I've had gobs of comments from visitors about how cute it is, and from now on rather than try to explain how to do it, I can just direct them to your marvelous website. Thanks for the simple and wonderful directions.

    1. Pat, I absolutely love the idea of the tea bag holder you created. Thank you so much for being kind and sharing how you made it. It's great to hear that you found my instructions easy to follow, and I really appreciate you taking the time to visit. You've truly made my day! :)

    2. This would be a great gift for a few of my co-workers who love hot tea. Wonderful idea, thanks for sharing!
      Take care and best wishes.

  11. This is so cute! My daughter is a tea drinker and would love this. I know what someone is getting for Christmas. Visiting from Farmhouse Friday.
    Enjoy your weekend!

    1. Tina, aw thank you so very much! 😊 Your daughter will just love this. 💕 Thank you for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave a comment. I appreciate it so much.

  12. This so adorable! I don't drink tea but would love to make this for something else! Thank you for sharing it with us on Farmhouse Friday 348. I'll be featuring it tomorrow. Have a great weekend. pinned

    1. Cindy, thank you so much. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed my tea holder. Yes, it can be used for so many different things. :) I'll be by tomorrow.

  13. Thanks for sharing with us, I'm featuring you this week when the next To Grandma's house we go link party starts!

    1. Tarahlynn, thank you so much! Excited to be featured at your party.


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