Thursday, February 3, 2011

Tissue Box Makeover...

Yesterday was a BIG snow day here in Michigan. 
 I spent the day hibernating and trying to keep warm.
I had lots to do, but was avoiding doing it.
Have you ever done that?

The list was long.
  I found lots to do except what needed to be done.
It was just one of those days.
I think we all have them.
Here's one of my projects which I completed
(instead of doing what I should have been doing).

Notice the tissue box on my laundry counter?


 O.K.  it's just an ordinary tissue box,
but since I redecorated the laundry room
HERE  it has been bugging me to have it sit on the counter.

I know that a lot of you are thinking to yourself 
"She's a little nuts and way to picky!"

I admit it's silly, but it bugged me.


So instead of tackling my "TO DO LIST",
I decided to do something fun.

A tissue box makeover.
I hunted through my scrapbooking paper and left over wallpaper. 

I had purchased a roll of wallpaper
for my computer cabinet makeover HERE.

This would be perfect paired with some leopard print paper.

Ready to see?


I feel so much better.
Silly I know...


I added a pretty ribbon that I picked up on clearance after Christmas.  The button is from Wal-Mart. 

I love these buttons.

Whenever I'm at Wal-Mart, I take a trip to the sewing department and pick up a few of these buttons.
I have used them for so many projects. 
 They are about $1.20!


I just hot glued the ribbon and the button on.





Here's How I made the cover....
*I made the box out of foam core board.

  •   Measure the actual Kleenex box.
  •  Cut each side about 1/2' larger.
  •    Tape all four sides together.
  • Cut a piece for the top. 
  •  Cut a rectangular section out of the top piece.
  • Cover the top section with decorative paper.
  • Cover the box with the wallpaper or decorative paper.
  • Glue the top to the box.

It's that Easy!

This would look great in a bathroom.
I may not have gotten to my "TO DO LIST"
but I sure do have a nice looking tissue box.
Some days you just gotta have fun!

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25 comments:

Kevin and Andrea said...

CLASSY! I love it!!!

Beverly said...

Girl I can't believe it but I am seriously wanting to do my tissue box now.. It is really pretty.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

How cute is that! I have to tell you-- while reading your post, I was thinking...
I hope she made this as a COVER and didn't cover the actual tissue box! You'd be doing this everytime you bought a box! Glad you showed the tutorial (empty box with no bottom) Because SOME people WOULD COVER THE TISSUE BOX alone.

ha ha ...
Yours is pretty!

slommler said...

It is a beauty!! And using foam core is a great idea!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That looks great, Sherry! I love it! I think the things we have out every day should look pretty. Thanks for the tip about the buttons at Walmart, I'll have to make a trip ad check their sewing area out.

Traci said...

Oh yes, so much better with that beautiful laundry room! I would much rather do something like that than my to do list anyday!

sissie said...

Now your tissue box makes a statement! Love it.

hugs
Sissie

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

I was just wondering what others do with their tissue boxes. Know I know! Thanks for sharing.

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Sherry ~
That is so cool!!
I LOVE it!!!

Thank you for showing us
how you did it :)

xoxo
Lori

Dear Sweet Home said...

Love the tissue box - and the laundry room! It is so much fun to make the everyday stuff pretty!

Erin said...

I don't think your crazy at all!! I think it is absolutely fantastic!!

Although, at first I must admit I was thinking, "I hope she didn't just cover the box and will have to throw it away when it's empty" :)

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kelly said...

You are very clever, Sherry. Yes I should be doing lots of things at the moment.

Kelly

Lesha said...

And how lovely it turned out! I spent most of yesterday avoiding my "To Do" list as well. Sometimes a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!! Love your blog count me as a follower. Come check mine out if you have time! I have just started and need some friends! decoratingchick.blogspot.com

Ally said...

I totally agree about tissue boxes. No matter what print they put on them I always think they are ug-ly! I need to make one of these for myself!

Gail said...

This is great Sherry, I need to do this for my bathroom tissue box. Thanks for the inspiration.

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Whoa! You really made it look fabulous!

Lisa said...

Pretty! It looks so elegant! I hate the kleenex boxes if they don't match too. I always try to come up with ways to cover them up!

Maria said...

clever idea! lovely greetings

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Candy said...

We all have 'those days' but are not all quite as creative. Time well spent!
Monday Blessings ;-)

Joy said...

I just discovered your awesome blog! I've been blessed by your God-given talents...thanks for using them for His glory.
Your laundry room wall paper is, I believe, an exact match to our comforter and drapes in our master bed room! So imagine how much I love your laundry room!

The tissue box cover is perfect. I have two store bought tissue box covers, but I can hardly wait to make a custom made one. And I'm biting at the bit to re-do some lampshades.
Blessings to you, Sherry

Crystal said...

this idea is so darn awesome! love it! & little things like that annoy me too so i totally understand! so glad i hopped over from DIY! hugs!

Scrappy Gifts said...

Looks great especially with your laundry decor. What a fun thing to do while snowed in. Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays! Featuring this today!

Naturally Me Creations said...

Gorgeous tissue box! :)
I'd love it if you'd like to link it up at my linky party this weekend! :)

Beverly said...

I've just nominated you for the Stylish Blogger Award for such a wonderful blog! If you choose to accept the award, you can read about how to do it at http://southernhomesweethome.blogspot.com/2011/02/award.html

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