DIY Chalkboard Tea Tins


Today I’m teaming up with Space Station who have challenged me to find a storage solution for my home. I had a cupboard full of tea which was super unorganised, so I’m sharing a DIY for these Chalkboard Tea Tins!

This is a loose tea storage idea, but it could easily be used for tea bags too.


Supplies needed:


I also had a plastic tray which I wanted to place the tea tins on, but I really didn’t like the design of it, so it got some copper spray paint love!


Kilner jar lids usually come in two parts, so begin by separating the disk section and spraying with a coat of primer. This will enable the chalkboard paint to stick. Leave to dry.


Then paint the lids with the chalkboard paint, I did 2 coats. You can also get chalkboard spray paint if you aren’t keen on using a paintbrush.

Chalkboard-Tea-Tin-DIY-ClaireabellemakesOnce the lids are dry, reassemble and fill your jars with the loose leaf tea. Most of my teas are from Jenier Teas and Bluebird Tea Co in Brighton (they also have an online store).


Using a white paint marker, I added the tea names to the lids. You could use chalk too, but I wanted more permanent labels. By the time I had prepared the tea jars, my copper tray was all dry.


I think it looks really nice to have my tea organised in this way. It is going to be so handy when guests visit and I don’t have to deal with all the packets falling out of the cupboard!


My favourite teas at the moment are Rhubarb and Custard and Birthday Cake, which is a vanilla rooibos with sprinkles in it! I don’t drink black tea that often as I am caffeine free 99% of the time.


Now, who wants a cuppa?


Thanks for letting me share my tea storage DIY today!




*Space Station kindly reimbursed me for the supplies used in this project.
*Some pages on this site may contain links to outside sites, including paid affiliates. Read more about my disclosure policy here.