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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Tutorial for Making a Cute Tissue box cover

This is my tutorial for Making a cute Tissue box cover.  This one happens to be fitting for the current upcoming holiday, but you could do it for any holiday or occasion or just to have a tissue box that would actually match your house.  So here goes....
I hope the pictures are basic enough that you can see what to do.  Here is a simple rundown.

Carefully take apart a box of tissue. (remove and set aside the folded tissue) Cover the box, using two pieces of the same print of 12 x 12 scrapbook paper.  If it is a heavy card stock it will look great, but will be harder to glue.  A lighter weight scrapbook paper is preferred.  I used a glue stick and coated the printed side of the tissue box and covered all of it.  I seamed it on an edge which you will have to do.

Press firmly or pile some heavy books on it for 10 - 15 minutes, so the glue gets a great chance to adhere to the tissue box.  Turn the box over to the inside, and trim off the scrapbook paper following the pattern of the box.

Fold the box back together with the sides first and glue. Fold and glue the bottom of the box. Insert the tissue that you had set aside and then fold the top of the box down and glue it.  You will need to hold the box for a few minutes to ensure that the glue has a chance to hold.

Your box could be finished at this point, or you could do what I have pictured and I cut out a cute border to glue around the box to make it even more cutsie!  Another idea would be to print out the name of the person that you are going to give it to on a strip of contrasting paper and glue it around the box.  There you have it.... a Cute Tissue box!!!  Whew, I wish I had thought of this years ago.  No more pet peeve!

Also, if you use a very heavy card stock, then you could use the disassembled tissue box for the template and draw around it on to the scrapbook paper. ( I suggest two sided as it would be cute on the inside and the out.)  You would need to score the folds using a pen and ruler to get them straight and fold it the way the tissue box is folded.  Easy huh?

Please either comment below or email me as it is nice to know that you like what I come up with as far as ideas and fun stuff!
Enjoy  Katie G.

One more thing to add to the gift.... MY VERY OWN POEM TO PRINT

I think you will figure out that laughter is the best medecine when you read the poem that I made up tonight to go with this little gift.  I have been laughing my head off.  I hope you do too.  Let me know if you like it!

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