Hello my friends,
I have been a little crafty as of late. Just a little, nothing to get too impressed by, but crafty none the less.
I love a good cup of tea in the afternoon, it is always a special ‘me-moment’ in my day. And I have just made myself a little something, something to make that moment even more special.
Maybe you have seen those modern wood bead tea trivets, that are all the rage over here in Euroland. I always liked them. The originals are considered design and quite expensive, the DIY ones seemed easy enough to make. Except those large beads can add up in price really quickly here too (we do not have the luxury of 50% off coupons or deals like that).
Besides that modern wood is not truly my style anyway.
So I set myself the challenge to DIY myself a wooden beads tea trivet for less than a buck, that fit my style. And I did!
This is how I did it.
First I went Flea Market shopping. And I scored myself an old giant rosery for 50 cents.
These are easily found here. They used to be used as decorations in many homes, sometimes hanging around religious images or simply on the wall. I see them turn up at the flea markets quite often.
This one had nice brown beads, that I think were hand carved, because they are quite irregular with lots of dents and dings.
I like the dents and dings. it adds character.
I choose some t-shirt thread from my stash to bead the beads one. Since the inside of the beads was pretty irregular (handmade remember), I had to use a little trick to get my thread through.
Just a bit of wire bend into a hook, to pull my thread through the bead. It went lighting fast this way.
I made three rings. One with 7 beads, one with 13 beads and one with 19 beads. I tied my string together and then tied a little loop for hanging my trivets.
They fit perfectly inside each other, forming one beautiful trivet for a large teapot.
And so it was time for some tea…..
After having saved so much on my tea trivet, I decided I could indulge with some special tea and a little macaroon.
I deserved it 😉
The tea is from the Lov brand. Crazy expensive but very good. Organic, herbal tea in a beautiful tin. I am such a sucker for pretty packaging.
Maybe you’d like to indulge and give yourself a tea inspired gift. Or maybe you have tea lovers in your life who would love a little me-time treat?
I have collaborated with Ebay and put together a little Tea Lovers Gift Guide.
Check it out for some Holiday gift giving ideas for the tea lovers in your life (and yes it is okay if that means YOU!).
Tell me are you a coffee or a tea person? And what do you enjoy most about your cup of comfort each day?
PS This post was written in collaboration with Ebay
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