Originally posted 2015-10-26 08:00:44.
A Pretty Accent to Hide Tissue in Any Room
In my house, in lieu of facial tissues for runny noses, we use toilet paper. To me it is cheaper (since toilet paper is, well, “necessary”) and works just as well as a facial tissue. Rather than have a roll of toilet paper sitting awkwardly on the counter, it sits in a square facial tissue box. (I just remove the cardboard core and pull the roll from the center.) My daughter used to keep a roll of toilet paper on the finial at the head of her bed but now that she has a new bed without finials, she needed a pretty place to keep the toilet paper close at hand without being on display. I created a DIY decoupage tissue box just for her by covering a round papier mache box with scrapbooking paper. A hole can be cut in the center of the lid, if desired, and she chose to keep the lid solid with no hole. The tissue holder matches her room perfectly!
- Round Papier Mache Box (<– affiliate link!)
- Mod Podge
- Scrapbooking Paper
- Craft Knife
- Roll of Toilet Paper
I started by tracing the outside of the top on the back side of the scrapbooking paper. When I cut out the circle, I cut it about 1/2″ bigger. I applied Mod Podge to the circle and positioned the top of the box on it, smoothing the paper on the lid. I cut slits in the excess paper that was overhanging the top, applied Mod Podge to the sides of the lid, then folded the remaining paper over it.
I cut a narrow band of scrapbooking paper and applied it to the side of the lid after applying another coat of Mod Podge.
I measured the height of the lower part of the box and cut scrapbooking paper to fit. Since the diameter of the box was wider than the paper, I used two pieces. I applied a coat of Mod Podge to the box, then applied the paper, smoothing it in place.
That is all there was to it – so simple and inexpensive! A DIY decoupage tissue box would be great in a care package or a “get well soon” package for a sick friend – along with chicken soup, of course!
Have any questions about the DIY decoupage tissue box? Leave a comment below!