Wooden Tea Box with Knobs

Wooden Tea Box with Knobs

What You'll Need:

Wood Box with 4 Compartments
Heritage Hardware
Washi Tape
Acrylic Paint
Paint Brushes
Sponge Dabbers
Brown Inkpad
Satin Sealer
Sanding Block
Painter's Tape
Drill with 3/16" Bit
Bolt Cutters

Courtesy of Darice®
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Approximate Time: Weekend Project

How to Make a Wooden Tea Box with Knobs

Keep all of your favorite tea, hot chocolate and more organized and close at hand with this Wooden Tea Box with Knobs! Paint the box to match your kitchen and coordinate the color with your favorite decorative knobs from our Heritage Hardware collection.
  • 1 Remove hinges

    Remove clasp hinges from compartments.

  • 2 Drill holes

    Mark the center of each lid and drill a hole 3/16".

  • 3 Sand surface

    Sand the entire surface of the box. Wipe down to remove grit.

  • 4 Paint

    Paint and let dry.

  • 5 Adhere washi tape

    Run a strip of washi tape along the bottom edge of the box and press firmly in place.

  • 6 Paint stencil

    Center stencil on the front of the box, using painter's tape to hold it in place. Apply a small amount of paint onto the stencil using a sponge dabber. Let dry and lift off stencil.

  • 7 Sand & ink

    Lightly sand the surface. Ink edges.

  • 8 Screw hardware & trim

    Screw hardware onto the lids. Use bolt cutters to cut off excess screw.

  • 9 Write names

    Hand write, stencil or label the names of teas on the lid fronts.