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!

I'll be linking to the following places


Andrea said...

CLASSY! I love it!!!

Beverly@southernhomesweethome said...

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

Patricia @ 9th and Denver 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!

Sueann said...

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

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's Shabby Cottage said...

Now your tissue box makes a statement! Love it.


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 Designs said...

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

Thank you for showing us
how you did it :)


Dear Sweet Home said...

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

. 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" :)

kelly said...

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


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!

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

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!

Crafty Mommy Diva 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@southernhomesweethome said...

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