TEA DISPLAY & HOW-TO DESIGNED BY MOXYLADY:
Since the wine rack and tea tins almost
share the same measured depth, a support
is required for the tins to rest against so they
may peek out and be easily accessible. Side-by-side displays have walls which give this support, but stacking displays require “bridges” to be added to the middle 3 slots.
To create the necessary support, cut a set of 3 “bridges” from a thicker material (a reusable bag's plastic liner, cardstock, etc.) – measuring 5cm by 13.5cm (2 inches by 5.25 inches) – for each wine rack.
With the wine rack laid horizontally, metal brackets down, choose one of the middle 3 slots.
Slide one bridge through the slot so that it is centered and balanced on both circular ends.
To secure the bridge into place, apply a line of Super Glue between the bridge and the wood directly below it (one end at a time is easiest). Carefully press the bridge into curve and maintain pressure for 30s to ensure the bond is tight. Repeat, securing both ends of all bridges.
Allow glue to cure before adding weight.
Silver tins are also available if you prefer a colorless palette.
Take inventory of your tea collection, and coordinate tea types with tin colors to better identify tea families and favorites.
Ensure your tea tin lid is clean, then carefully peel the back off of a 2-inch (‘small’) circular chalkboard label and affix
it to the center of the lid, sticky side down.
Helpful Trick: Rolling the label into a “U” shape – where the bottom of the U touches the lid – helps to get it centered just right.
Using a 1mm chalk marker, write the name of your tea on the label. Writing after it has been applied helps to avoid the chalk-ink from crumbling through label application and smoothing. If you need to re-do the writing, just use a water-dipped tissue to erase the marker, and wipe dry to clean.
Once everything is ready, nest the wine racks so that they repeat in the same direction. Create a more wholistic look by choosing an order that compliments the transition between one wine rack’s wood grain, and its neighbor’s.
Enjoy customizing this display to fit any space, and any amount of tea – whenever you like!