10 Marvelous Examples of Tea Bag Art

10 Marvelous Examples of Tea Bag Art

Have you seen Armén Rotch’s tea bag art yet?  (Pictured above if you haven't.) They look a little like pixilated landscapes that, apparently, smell heavenly. After seeing them, and falling a little in love, I was wondering who else was making art using tea bags. Here's some of the best I found. 

These first two are by Alejandra Villasmil. There's something about their minimalism that I find soothing, kind of like a cup of chamomile. 

This piece by Valeria Burgoa looks like a patch of flowers, no?.


These tea bag pants, by an unknown artist, hang in Lynn's Paradise Cafe in Louisville, KY.

To go with the pants, how about a kimono? This one is by Wewer Keohane.


I'm not sure what's going on here, but it's interesting.

Artist Austin Kleon does charming tea bag 'doodles.' 

tea bag drawing

And finally, we have two gorgeous pieces from Ruth Tabancay. Besides the tea bags, they consist of acrylic paint, muslin, embroidery thread and batting. 

created at: 02/23/2011

created at: 02/23/2011


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Noela on Feb 24, 2015:

You need to check out Kim Schoenberger's teabag works

DIY Maven on Feb 25, 2011:

@ Anon--It felt a little weird to write it, actually. ;)

Anonymous on Feb 25, 2011:

"Tea bag" art kind of primed me for the wrong kind of imagery, but that's probably just my sick brain...

TheStack on Feb 23, 2011:

Wow, that tampon shandy is insane! At least they aren't USED!!!! It's impressive, thats for sure.

DIY Maven on Feb 23, 2011:

@Stack...now that you mention it.... How did you feel about the Tampon Chandelier? No equivocation about its medium. It was what it was! :) 

TheStack on Feb 23, 2011:

Sorry, this is gross but these remind me of (ahem) used feminine hygiene products. I just can’t get into it. I think the hanging one look like a dead fish. I’m kinda creeped out by it. I think it is all very creative, and I can appreciate it, but its something I wouldn’t want to be near. The framed ones do look a little last minute and pretentious at the same time. However, I am no art critic. My favorite art is pirate ship oil paintings from the thrift store so what do I know?

bruno on Feb 23, 2011:

Wow; those colored ones are impressive. I'd love to see a how-to (might be pretty simple: drink a lot of tea, etc.)

DIY Maven on Feb 23, 2011:

I'd think if they're kept dry, it wouldn't be a problem.

Chris Gardner on Feb 23, 2011:

Wow. I love these. I kinda want to try one myself. Do you think mold, etc would be a concern, or is it okay if they're just left out to dry naturally?

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