Tissue boxes, for many people, are a fact of life. If you have allergies or a cold, you'll most likely have a box of tissues in the house. Though there are a number of designs to choose from when it comes to tissue, you can easily make your own tissue box cover and have it match your decor.
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Wooden Tissue Box
You can dress up an unfinished wooden tissue box easily, inexpensively and with few supplies. Purchase the unfinished box from your local craft supply store and coat it with polyurethane three times, allowing each coat to dry before applying the next. Cut four 2-inch wide strips of wood veneer, one to fit each side of the box. Using découpage glue, glue the strips on so that they line up on all of the corners. Coat the entire box with découpage glue and allow to dry completely. Add one last coat of polyurethane to create a smooth finish.
Handkerchief Tissue Box
You can cover the tissue box in a decorative handkerchief to match the decor of your home. Place a tissue box on a handkerchief or square of material so that the material lies like a diamond shape and tissue box lies like a rectangle. Pull the corners of the material to the left and right of the box and tie at the top, centre of the box. Pull the top and bottom corners and tie slightly to the right of the box. Gather the loose material that is to the left side of the box, pull up and tie. Move the centre knot aside and pull tissue through the opening.
Painted tissue box
Before removing the perforated cardboard piece from the opening at the top of a tissue box, paint the box white using acrylic paint. Then, using whatever colours and designs you wish, paint over the white. You can add stickers, glitter, découpage and beads if you wish. Once the box is complete and dry, remove the perforated cardboard piece and use the tissues.
Felt Tissue Box
The felt tissue box cover works best with cubed tissue boxes. Center the cubed tissue box on a 14-inch square piece of felt. Trace the bottom of the tissue box and then move it aside. Use a ruler to draw an "x" that starts at the centre of the felt and extends to each corner. Starting from the outer corners, cut along the lines you drew stopping each cut at the traced tissue box line. Also cut a 2.5-inch slit in the centre. Cut two small triangular notches out of the top and bottom of the square by cutting up to the already made cuts. Place the felt over the tissue box, line up the slit with the opening in the box, fold the short sides down and pin to the box. Bring the triangles around the sides to overlap and pin. Remove the cover, make a stitch at the bottom corner of the triangle on top and place back on the box.
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