5 Ways to Repurpose Packaging all Year Round.
Consuming meaningfully can start with something as easy as giving your tea tins a new purpose. Be mindful of excess packaging with TEALEAVES classic black tea tins. They are designed with a circular approach and go far beyond one use so you can repurpose the tin in many ways after you’ve enjoyed the tea.
Here are 5 ways you can upcycle our classic black tea tins:
1. Create a Custom Spice Box
Perfect for dried goods, TEALEAVES classic black tea tins are food safe making them the perfect vessel to store other dried goods such as spices, sugar, or flour. Try out a new spice combination to add to the container which you can use to flavor up any snack, like a tangy dip for your veggies. Save time by creating a dry mix for your go-to baked treat. Not a fan of a spicy or sweet treat, try a flavored salt to sprinkle in bold flavors to all your favorite dishes.
2. Store Your Paint Brushes
For designers and artists, the tea tin is the perfect height to keep your paint brushes, pens, and markers organized. The lid also has multiple uses such as using it as a brush rest for your wet paint brushes.
Don't own paint brushes? Organize your at-home office with a repurposed pencil holder. Perfect to organize all of your extra stationery.
3. Design a custom Vase Arrangement
Add a floral detail or small centerpiece to your home with a dry flower arrangement. One way to create a low maintenance arrangement is to salvage small broken tree branches, often you’ll find branches with blooms that have fallen after a storm.
If you're not a fan of dry bouquets try a plant that requires little water. Fill the loose leaf tin with soil and use your steeped tea leaves as a natural fertilizer to bring nutrients to your plant.
Did you know that tea leaves are rich in potassium, phosphorus, nitrogen, and other various trace minerals, which will boost your plant without the use of harsh chemicals!
*These tea tins are not made to hold water, make sure to use a plant saucer to avoid leaking when watering your plants.
4. coffee table book topper
Our packaging is designed in a way that is stunning in any space. Use the tea tin as a book-end or topper to liven up your interior and highlight your favorite books. Weigh down the black tea tin by filling it with decorative pebbles or even other packaging waste.
5. Create a Stovetop Potpourri Tin
Use the tin to store a blend of stovetop potpourri. Place dry ingredients like cinnamon sticks, dried oranges, whole cloves, cardamom pods, vanilla, and thyme to curate a custom smell that will fill the air with an incredible non-toxic scent.
Hosting events? Make sure to stock up on your loose leaf tea tins to make potpourri favors you can give out to your guests.
Explore loose leaf teas in tins that you can reuse here.
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