Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tissue Box Cover

In my household, we go through tissues at a rate approximately that of the speed of light! Ok, so I'm exaggerating a little - but with three young children I'm sure you can appreciate that I purchase the cheapest tissues I can find. Unfortunately the boxes are never display worthy and this posses a problem, as I also keep my tissues on the buffet, in full view, where the children can reach them.

So, in an effort to make my tissue box not only look prettier, but also co-ordinate with my furniture - today I made the above. It slides onto the top of the box and used 2.5 sheet's of A4 cardstock, and was simple to make up. I just measured the box and added on 1cm where required for fold in tabs, which attached to other sections of the box.

As a note however if your considering making this yourself...stamp your images BEFORE you adhere your box together. I decided to stamp as an after-thought and unfortunately the images are not as 'crisp' as they usually are. A brass frame is attached to the top of the box, with the sentiment "Bless You!" written within. I hope you like this idea.

* BoHo Backgrounds Stamp Set.
* River Rock Stamp Pad.
* River Rock, Always Artichoke Cardstock & Le Jardin DSP.
* Sticky Strip, Antique Brass HodgePodge, Always Artichoke Marker, Soft Sky Double Stitched Ribbon, Glue Dots & Fiskers trimmer with scoring blade.


Mel Hanlon said...

I have nominated you for an award over at my blog!

Robyn said...

Great idea Nerine! Will have to have a go at this one! Enjoyed visiting your blog tonight- Lots of cards that I loved!

Natasha said...

What a great idea Nerine! I think you could make a few of these to sell at the Tick Market!!

Tegan said...

You're a genius!
This looks great Nerine.
Merry Christmas :)

Tegan said...

Pretty and functional ((this was meant to be on the previous comment haha)

Sharon said...

Fantastic idea Nerine! I have made padded tissue box covers but never thought of stamping one. Love it!