tissue boxes

January 16th, 2009 in member junk     
MelHow MelHow, member
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This is my favorite - I made it for my sister who is a librarian.
This one was for my SIL and BIL.
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This is my favorite - I made it for my sister who is a librarian.

This is my favorite - I made it for my sister who is a librarian.

Photo: Melissa Howard

Tissue boxes are abundant at thrift stores and are usually very cheap. These are fun to do, easy to personalize, and very inexpensive. Great for theme gift-giving too.

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, container, , whimsical, family room, living room, bathroom, kleenex, tissue holder

Comments (8)

JulieAnnMade writes: These are fantastic! I love the vintage look you have given them.So much better than the tacky pastels and prints these usually come in!I've seen all kinds of plastic canvas patterns that have to be the tackiest things on the planet!Your designs are marvelous-and I love that you are using plastic boxes that are probably not recyclable. Posted: 12:19 pm on January 19th
fellowjunker writes: Beautiful re-purpose for a kleenex box MelHow.
xojanis Posted: 11:37 pm on January 17th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Oh, yes. I see the plastic ones at thrift store all the time. It's so nice to see how you've personalized them for the recipient. Love that!

Thanks for sharing!
Candy Posted: 2:42 pm on January 17th
roadtriplouise writes: The ideas could be endless what you could cover your tissue box. It's a great way to reuse and end of with a great display. I'll have to remember this one.
Posted: 10:44 am on January 17th
MelHow writes: MimiToria - I've mostly used plastic ones although occasionally I have found wooden ones cheap (they are usually more expensive - I don't like to pay more than a dollar for them - 49 cents is ideal).

On many of these I paint the base (I am fond of sponge painting for these as you can probably tell) then I use Modge Podge to adhere the images.

I usually finish with a few coats of acrylic clear coat to prevent water damage etc (you never know when one of these will be used in a bathroom). Posted: 8:16 am on January 17th
MimiToria writes: What a great idea! I always dislike the boxes tissues come in and this would sure cure that problem. I could make my own custom designed one to go with my look.
Did you use plastic tissue boxes? Modge Podge? Any technique hints you can share would be greatly appreciated.
Gretchen Posted: 10:08 pm on January 16th
suewhitney writes: Oh so cool! Love 'em all. Thanks for making tissue boxes easy on the eyes.

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 9:41 pm on January 16th
csudderth writes: I love the one you made for your sister--I'm a school librarian too!
Christy Posted: 7:42 pm on January 16th
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