Hey guys! I’ve got a really fun and cute project for you this week. Continuing in my little DIY home decor series, I’m going to show you how to spruce up your tissue boxes! Tissues are something I have to keep around the house. As someone who suffers from seasonal allergies, tissues are a necessity. I’ve always thought the boxes they come in were kind of ugly, but now I don’t have to hide them and they fit right in with my decor.
This is actually the second time I’ve done this project, so believe me when I say that it is super easy. I had to do it a second time because someone, who shall remain nameless (ISAAC) grabbed the box of tissues and proceeded to smash a spider with it the other day. I watched in both horror and admiration as the box crumpled with his super strength. We had a good laugh about it and he helped me with this new one. (All is forgiven!)
For this project you will need:
- Marble Contact paper (I got mine from Amazon)
- Tissue box
- Velcro strips (Also from Amazon)
- Ruler (optional)
First, use scissors to carefully open the flaps on one side of the tissue box. Remove the tissues from the inside and set aside for later.
Next, center the box on the contact paper and trace all of its sides. Make sure to trace the flaps on the open side.
After you trace the box, cut out the shape. I recommend leaving a little extra room all the way around the contact paper as you cut. This makes it easier to wrap the box. It should look something like this:
Now start wrapping the box in contact paper. Take your time and smooth the contact paper as you stick it to the box to avoid any air bubbles.
I recommend doing the shorter sides first.
The extra room you cut earlier helps to make sure all of the corners of the box were completely covered.
Once the box is completely covered in contact paper, cut out the hole for the tissues. Carefully use scissors to cut an “X” in the top of the tissue box. You can push down each point and it creates a square. I cut off the four points so the tissues wouldn’t snag.
Now it’s time to put those tissues back inside!
Cut the velcro strips into smaller pieces and add to the open flaps on the box so you can reuse it.
And voilà! Or should I say gesundheit? You are all set. This project was under $10 and I have leftover contact paper for future marble projects.
I hope you guys are having a wonderful week. As always, thank you so much for stopping by. Talk to you soon!