I have been asked several times for instructions on how to make these adorable tissue box covers. They are super easy to make and looks so much better sitting on a counter or desk than a plain tissue boxes.
Here is a look at 2 finished tissue box covers. For more information on the green tissue box cover check out my blog post here.
These covers fit right over the actual box of tissues that can be purchased at almost every store. The actual tissue box size is 4 1/2" x 5 5/8".
Here is a close up of the box that I am creating today using our February Release Background designed by Becca Feeken - Filigree Diamond Cling Background Stamp.
To create the sides of the Tissue Box
Attach the 4 side pieces by using packing tape or washi tape. Be sure to leave a small space between each side to allow the pieces to bend into a box.
This is how the box will look once all of the sides are attached
Once the box is formed, to hide the corner joints I added pieces of cardstock ( 5 5/8" x 1", scored at 1/2" to each corner. This step is not necessary if you are using washi tape to attach the box sides.
To cover the top piece (4 1/2" x 4 1/2"), I cut a piece of paper 6" x 6", adhere to chipboard, cut corners, folded over the paper and glue in place.
This is what the top piece looks like once it's covered.
Next, decide what shape the opening is going to be. I chose to use Spellbinders Labels Four- Die #3, diecut using Spellbinders Grand Caliber.
Adhere the top to the box. I used the beautiful die Lacey Tiers from Becca Feeken to finish the top of the tissue box.
Now comes the fun part - decorating the tissue box cover. For each side I used the new background stamp called Diamond Filigree Background Stamp. The JustRite Papercraft's background stamps are a perfect fit for decorating these tissue box covers.
I like to decorate each side with a variety of stamps so that each side is different. For this side I chose a frame from Ribbon & Swags Vintage Labels Seven clear stamps, a sentiment from Special Gifts Labels Twenty Nine clear stamps and diecut using JustRite Papercraft Vintage Labels Seven die.
This side also uses the frame from Ribbon & Swags Vintage Labels Seven clear stamps, a different sentiment from Special Gifts Labels Twenty Nine clear stamps and diecut using JustRite Papercraft Vintage Labels Seven die.
For the last side, I used the same frame from Ribbons & Swags Vintage Labels Seven clear stamps, a sentiment from Special Gifts Labels Twenty Nine clear stamps and diecut using JustRite Papercraft Vintage Labels Seven die.
These tissue boxes are super easy to make and are great gifts for everyone. I hope you give it a try.
Thank you so much for all the great Tutorial Tuesday Ideas you left us in the comment section of last week's post they will be very helpful as we plan our Tutorial Tuesday posts for 2014.
Congratulations to last weeks Tutorial Tuesday Giveaway Winner ---Jenelle Muller
Jenelle left us this sweet message...
I love tutorial Tuesday and thank you Heidi for yet another brilliant tutorial. I love seeing how crafty items used in different ways turn out. I really love how you've stamped over patterned paper. All three cards are simply stunning. I would love to see more of using one stamp to produce doesn't effects. I look forward to next week's tutorial....Jenelle
She won both of the stamp sets that Heidi used in her Tutorial CL-04490 Secret Garden Background Cling Stamp, CR-04450 Grateful Heart Vintage Labels Two Clear Stamps.