Make Cute Beverage Boxes for Gifts

Make Beverage Storage Boxes for Gifts

What do you think about a cut box to hold your favorite morning beverages?  I’m thinking of things like tea bags and K-cups for keurig.

Making a little project like this is really simple and it makes the perfect gift because you can fill with just about anything.

Dixie Belle Gel Stain

Begin with Dixie Belle Gel Stain

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For those far away this box came together with pine wood using gel stain from Dixie Belle Paint.  This product is amazing and very easy to use; I love that it’s a water base mix because it washes right off your hands when finished.

The stain is a liquid, all you do is shake the bottle really good, squirt a small amount on the wood.  A little bit goes a very long way so if you over pour just lift if off with a rag and move to another board.

Start light and then for darker finishes apply a second coat; this stain will dry fast so you can finish in an afternoon.

Dixie Belle Gel Stain can be purchased here.

Dixie Belle

How to apply Gel Stain

Applying to Gel Stain to Wood

Once the stain is on the wood take a rag and rub with the grain of the wood to cover the entire surface.  Their gel stain comes in five colors and this teal happens to be my favorite.  I also really like the Black Magic and Tobacco Road.

Once all the wood is dry then assemble your project with finishing nails.

Tealicious Stencil

Stencil Suggestions

With this box I used new stencils from Live Creatively Goods on Etsy.  They’re new and she uses a nice thick Mylar material leaving you a high-quality product which is fantastic.   These stencils can be used over and over which is really nice and they’re easy to clean.

This box is 12 inches across so the Tealicious worked perfectly.

Stencil Transfer

How to Stencil

I find stenciling to be a relaxing activity and if you’ve never tried it before you might want to think about it on some of your upcoming projects.

Get my how to stencil tips here.

Inside the box

With an easy open and close lid this box will look cute sitting on a kitchen counter and keep things looking neat and tidy.  This piece could also be used for so many other things too.

Perfect for sewing supplies or any small crafting tools.

Fun little boxes

Christmas is coming and projects like these make the best gifts because their simple yet creative.

These cute beverage boxes will have you making fun all afternoon and the creativity was really sweet the night we made these at our workshop.

It was a little bit of Christmas and Tealicious for these ladies.

Seasonal Storage Box Workshop


Make these Cute Beverage Boxes using Dixie Belle Gel Stain and fun stencils. These make the best homemade gifts#Giftboxes, #DIY, ##Homemadegifts


  1. Patti says:

    These look like they would be so fun to make and would be perfect for all kinds of uses. Yesterday I was watching Flea Market Flip on TV and thought of you. They are always making the nicest things, mostly for small spaces since they sell them in NYC. One of the pieces had a drop down side that was hung on a hinge. So funny that I thought of you and today you are showing a project with a hinged lid.

    1. Carole says:

      I have to admit this is a fun one. I had a hard time creating at first but then it fell together once I started thinking about the possibilities beyond beverage storage. I love boxes and I’m not sure why, I guess because they have so many possibilities and it reminds me that we should never hold ourselves back. Have a great day Patti, oh by the way I think of you often too because with all those pretty things you create I just think they belong in a cute boutique somewhere. Hugs!

  2. Karen says:

    Carole, your creative ways with wood never stop amazing me! These boxes are just perfect for a sweet and personalized gift. Filled with tea or cocoa ingredients and paired with a special mug…these would make such welcomed gifts for anyone. Thank you for sharing my stencils…you make them look amazing!

    1. Carole says:

      You’re welcome I think that stencil is going to be a hit at the workshop. These boxes are just a lot of fun so I should be thanking you because it was your thrift project that inspired me.

  3. Christine says:

    I totally need one of these! I love tea in the afternoon (it’s the English in me) and I have so many different types of tea that I’m running out of space to put them all! Such a cute idea and I adore that tea stencil! As usual, the colors you chose are perfect. Especially the teal! I’m definitely going to have to check out Dixie stains.

    1. Carole says:

      That is a fun tea stencil, Karen did a neat upcycle project on her blog using it which is what inspired this box project. That teal is fun it’s actually called Mysterious Temptress. So easy to use and I love that it washes right off your hands.

  4. Nicole Darbe says:

    What are the dimensions for the wood pieces?

  5. Nicole Darbe says:

    What are the dimensions for the wood pieces? I would love to make one. I see the front is 12”

    1. Carole says:

      Hello Nicole -this project was just about the finishing touches as I used it in a workshop and measurements can be customized. So if you want it larger or smaller you decide. The top bottom and back pieces are the same size and of course the ends are also the same size. Then once assembled the front piece covers the length of the front.

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