The first one I want to share is a Tea Tray. I am a big hot tea drinker and, of course, I save everything. Including the little tabs from the tea bags. I do pull them off before I steep the tea! I knew that I wanted to use these on a tray and happened to come across an unfinished tray at a thrift store. It isn't the sturdiest of trays, but I only use it for light items.
First I painted the tray white using acrylic craft paint. Had it on hand so it was what I used! It took several coats to properly cover. After it dried completely I played around with the tea tags, lining them up in different ways on the tray. I finally just decided on the rows as I'm not much of a collage person. I glued them in place using plain old white glue. Next I added several coats of clear poly-acrylic sealant. I brushed this on, but spraying would have worked also. I love the results! And this tray gets a lot of use.