How to Make a Paper Mache Tissue Box Cover

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How to Make a Paper Mache Tissue Box Cover
Explore your artistic side with this easy project. (Brand X Pictures/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

Creating a paper mache tissue box cover is a creative way to transform an old pile of newspaper into something purposeful. Homemade paper mache tissue box covers also make excellent get-well-soon gifts. Create your own artistically designed tissue box covers out of paper mache.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Newspaper
  • 1 empty standard size tissue box (or similarly shaped box)
  • Scissors
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups water
  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Cover the work area with old newspaper to make the cleanup easier.

  2. 2

    Cut away the side flaps of the empty box with scissors.

  3. 3

    Make an oval opening on the top portion of the box.

  4. 4

    Tear strips of clean newspaper. Rip with the natural grain of the paper.

  5. 5

    Pour 2 cups flour and 2 cups water into a bowl. Stir with a spoon until the flour is dissolved.

  6. 6

    Drag the torn pieces of newspaper through the flour and water mixture. Place the wet newspaper on the box. Allow the paper to dry for 2 to 3 days.

  7. 7

    Paint the tissue box using a paintbrush and acrylic paint. Allow the paint to dry.

Tips and warnings

  • Add additional decorations, like ribbon, glitter or buttons, to create a more eye-catching piece of artwork.
  • Wait for paper mache to dry before painting.

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