Wednesday, December 23, 2009

My Christmas Tissue Box Cover with Tutorial



This week I made something I have been

planning on making for a MONTH, but I keep

putting it off. I made a cover for a box of tissue.

I know you can buy the ceramic kind in all the

home stores, but I wanted to make one out

of paper.


What I actually did was take the original box and

cover it with pp and embellishments. However, I

wanted to make something I could use over and

over. I was actually thinking about making

something that I could sell on ETSY or at some

of the local shops that sell homemade items.

So, I knew I had to make it so that it could be

opened when it ran out. Then when you buy a

new box of tissue, you simply open it, pull out the

tissue and put it in the lovely decorated box!

So, to begin, I took my first box of tissues, and

I carefully slid my thumb under one side to lift up

without ripping it, as in the first pic. The 2nd and

3rd pics simply show how the tissue looks as you

carefully (I keep saying that for a reason! If you

rip it, you will have to start all over!) open the side

all the way.

I then adhered pp from Reminisce on each
side of the box. Two of the sides are the same,
with the candy cane pp and a pre-tied bow on
opposite sides of the box. The two other
opposing sides have the Christmas tree pp.
One of these sides has the ornament that was cut out of pp which was in my stash. (This is the photo at the top of this post.) I have it adhered with pop dots, and it is adhered to the very Christmasy red ribbon with pearls that also runs along the top. (I just think it is so pretty!) Obviously I also added a snowflake (by K & Co.), and a little snowman embellishment with a circle punched piece of white glittered pp under it to help it stand out. I measured a square of the glittery pp to fit the top and used my circle cutter to cut out a hole in the middle to pull out the tissue. I added several red jewels of various sizes for some extra bling! My favorite side is the one with JOY on it. I adhered the red glittered chipboard letters to punched out circles of the white glittered pp, and then adhered them to the side that I had made into a flap to open and close. I added another bit of the ribbon across the top of this side also.
That's it! These are going to two blog challenges this week. Allsorts Challenge (Week 32)
wants to see anything but a card, and Practical Scrappers wants to see anything Christmas
one more time. (The links to both of these are in my sidebar.) I think this fits the bill for both!

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed and merry Christmas!
























8 comments:

magicwanda said...

Wow you did a great job on theses.
Thanks so much for joining us at Practical Scrappers & Have a Merry Christmas

Sue Lelli said...

That is just ADORABLE! Thanks for the tutorial! Love it!

Jules said...

Hi Lynn

A lovely tissue box and great tutorial.

Thank you for sharing it with us here on Allsorts this week.

Have a lovely Christmas.

Love Jules xx

Debs said...

Hi Lynn
Great tissue box - fab tutorial too. Thanks for sharing it with us at Allsorts this week.
Merry Christmas
Debs xx

Deb said...

gorgeous!! just wanted to letyou know you won a whimsy stamp on my whimsy advent post last week! hope you had a fabulous christmas and very best wishes for 2010! hugs Debxx

Stampin Mindy said...

Super cute, what a great idea!

raindropecho said...

This is so lovely! I just adore it!

- Ann

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Thankyou lynn for your sweet comments! your tissue boxes turned out great! TFS!