November 5, 2015
If you’ve ever read my blog before, you know I have this thing for saving and reusing cereal boxes, granola boxes, etc. I’ve made several desk organizers, drawer organizers out of them. You can check those out here:
Ladies Church Bathroom Update
We really are almost done in there! It’s all the final touches that seem to be taking the most time!
So, here’s another final touch…. If you have an ugly tissue box you want to cover, go grab your cereal box, scissors, ruler, pencil and let’s get started!
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First thing is to center your tissue box in the center of your box. You do need to make sure that the cereal box will cover the tissue box. Some tissue boxes are larger than others. The ones at our church are relatively small.
Then trace all around it and with your ruler extend the lines all the way out to the edges.
Next, you need to cut and fold the cereal box around the tissue box. I secured it with paperclips just to make sure it fit correctly.
Flip it over and determine where the top opening will be. Measure that out and cut it out with a box cutter or exacto knife. Once your box size and opening are determined, then take it off the tissue box and glue the sides in place. I used a glue gun to make quick work of it.
I found this awesome fabric at Hobby Lobby and bought a yard of it. I didn’t need that much, but I found another good use of the leftovers. Since the fabric was light, you could see the print on the cereal box, I should have used the unprinted side out, but I didn’t think about that until it was all glued together.
Oh well, so I painted the box with some primer. That did the trick!
The last step…. Mod Podge! I just love that stuff! Just spread some on with a paintbrush and and press the fabric in place. I suggest starting on top. I needed to make sure that my pattern went on straight.
You don’t have to use fabric, you can use scrapbook paper, wrapping paper, napkins, newspaper, book pages, whatever you like! It’s the same process!
Wrap the ends and the sides. I cut the center, and pulled the fabric through the opening and used the Mod Podge to adhere it.
Oh! I love how those two little shelves are coming along…. I need a faux coral orchid or something in the left top corner. The Himmeli geometric shape in the center… I can not wait to share that project with you! That was FUN!
So… what do you think?
You can easily customized your tissue boxes for your style at home. Yeah, I can think of a few I’d like to do at home too!
I have been blogging for about 4 years and I enjoy sharing all the things that go on here at The Stonybrook House. From building to decorating, crafting and cooking, and so much more. I enjoy gardening and a healthy lifestyle. Most importantly I love The Lord Jesus my Savior and my wonderful hubby of 28 years!
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