I fell in love with this designed milk bottle from Three Potato Four (picture found via Bloesem), and wanted to make my own version to keep in my kitchen. I like practical things, things you use every day, but with nice esthetics. So I decided to combine this design with the jar I keep my tea bags in, a jar I use every day.
Here's the jar, the big one in the middle. I thrifted it for only a couple of euros not so long ago.
This was the material I needed to realize my design rip-off:
- a template with letters
- sticker plastic
- a sharp knife
- a paint brush
- acrylic paint (or something else that'll stick to glass)
I knew what I wanted my letters in the word "Te" (= tea) to look like. I frequently visit DaFont.com for fonts, cause they have a lot of great ones that you can download for free. But this time I did not find exactly what I wanted so I modified a font in Photoshop before I was satisfied.
I printed my letters and traces the outlines onto sticker plastic. Then I cut the letters out. Be sure to have something underneath that protects your table when you cut!
Fasten the cut out sticker to the jar (not a very good picture, but you might see the lines of the plastic on the jar if you look closely...).
I wanted to paint the letters white, but got a surprise when I looked into the paint jar; all dried up! With no more white paint in the house I decided to go with some brownish grey.
Supply at least two layers of paint to get a solid surface.
Peel off the sticker when the paint is dry and ta-daa! You've got yourself a nice designer tea bag jar!