DIY Hot Cup Sleeve Tea Organizer

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April 17, 2020

DIY Cup Cup Sleeve Tea Organizer - reorganized drawerDon't use hot cup sleeves? Or do you save hot cup sleeves? You can use them for a tea organizer! Or, apply the same concept using sturdy paper or thin cardboard, cut long strips and fold into a square to make this tea organizer.


Total Time: 20 minutes


  • hot cup sleeves
  • cardboard box (as the organizer)
  • tape
  • scissors
DIY Hot Cup Sleeve Tea Organizer - supplies


  1. I don't use hot sleeves and used to toss them out. During this quarantine I've been re-thinking a lot and trying to reuse/conserve even more now. I opened the sleeves and folded them into square shapes.
  2. DIY Hot Cup Sleeve Tea Organizer - cut sleeves refolded to make squares
  3. Essentially you'll need to find a box or container. The original box these sleeves came in actually works best so that is what I used. I just trimmed the box down with scissors to fit in my drawer.
  4. DIY Hot Cup Sleeve Tea Organizer - sleeves in the box
    DIY Hot Cup Sleeve Tea Organizer - cutting the box flap off and side cut down

  5. Now using tape, tape the top of the squares together.
  6. DIY Hot Cup Sleeve Tea Organizer - square sleeves loose in the box
    DIY Hot Cup Sleeve Tea Organizer - the sleeves taped at the top
  7. Optional - using stickers & spelling out TEA.
  8. DIY Hot Cup Sleeve Tea Organizer - restructured sleeves in the cardboard box with one marked TEA with stickers
  9. Now you are ready to organize your tea drawer (simple and free way) while also making more room and everything is within sight!
  10. DIY Hot Cup Sleeve Tea Organizer - loose tea bags in a drawer
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