Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A practical use for old tea tins

Do you save old tea tins? I used to, but then I had too many of them and began tossing them when I finished the tea inside.

Last Christmas, however, I was packing up fragile ornaments, wishing I had small tins to store each individual ornament in, when it dawned on me I should be saving my tea tins to use for Christmas ornament storage. Especially for the ornaments on my tea-themed tree, it seems quite fitting to use old tea tins as storage containers!

This glass teacup ornament fits inside with just enough room for some tissue or bubble wrap to cushion it. So if you've been throwing your tea tins away, you may wish to reconsider!

14 comments:

belinda in sc said...

Great idea!

Elizabeth said...

A wonderful use for Tea Tins! I stopped saving them also before downsizing,may have to start saving them again!

Denise :) said...

Clever! It does seem extremely fitting and appropriate, too! :)

jemilyea said...

What a good idea! I currently keep my ornaments in Christmas tins, then put the empty tins under the tree until I have gifts ready to be put under the tree. But eventually I will need more tins and tea tins would be perfect. Your tea tree was lovely this year.

parTea lady said...

Great idea that I'll be putting to use - thanks.

parTea lady said...

Great idea that I'll be putting to use - thanks.

Frivolitea said...

Great idea, Angela! I, like you, began throwing away tea tins when the box I was keeping them in began to overflow. Now I have a new use for them thanks to you, my dear.

Steph said...

Yes, very useful tip!

Jill said...

I love that idea!!

Ginger said...

Great tip! I have lots of saved tea tins with no future use planned.

Jenny said...

I re-gift mine. I like doing this best if the teabags are individually wrapped. If they aren't I take enough loose tea or a few tea bags & seal them in teabag size ziplocs (they can be found where jewelry supplies are sold.) Then I fill the tin with tea treats: shaped sugar cubes, a few tea cookies,ect & the one or two servings of tea that came with the tin. It's a fun gift to cheer up a friend.

Denise said...

darling idea!

Mom Walds Place said...

Lovely use for your tea tins. Excellent idea!

Anonymous said...

Great idea, Angela - tea tins for tea ornaments...love it! You have a beautiful tea tree, thanks for sharing. Happy Holidays, Joanie