Tissue Box Cover
by Diane Zechman
Create a crafty custom cover for square tissue boxes.
- Box of tissues (Kleenex brand used here)
- Two 5 1/8” x 9 1/2” pieces of cardstock (base)
- One 6 9/16” square piece of cardstock (lid)
- Four 4 ¼” x 4” pieces of cardstock (base layers)
- Four 4 ¼” x ¾” pieces of cardstock (lid side layers)
- One 4 ¼” square piece of cardstock (top layer)
- Scoring tool
- Cutting dies or shape templates
- Die cutting machine
- Embossing folder
- Additional cardstock, stamps, diecuts, punches and other embellishments as desired
Score the long sides of each of your two 5 1/8” x 9 1/2” pieces of cardstock at 1/2" and 5".
I used a Kleenex brand tissue box. If you use a different brand, measure your box
and adjust all measurements as needed.
Glue side “A” on the first piece to side “B” on the second piece. Refer to drawing.
Repeat with your second piece of cardstock to form base.
Score the 6 9/16" square piece of cardstock at 1" along all 4 sides.
Trace an oval shape and cut it out with scissors. I used the largest die in the Small Classic Ovals Nestabilities™ set.
If you choose to not add a top layer, make sure your oval is smaller than the opening on the tissue box.
Cut each corner on the red lines (up to the scored line) as shown in the drawing.
Fold and adhere all four tabs (marked “X” in the drawing) to form the box lid.
Sponge all edges and corners of the base and lid if desired.
Slip the box lid over the base and glue into place.
Die cut an opening in the 4 1/4" square piece of cardstock or trace and cut desired shape with scissors.
I used the 4th die in the Labels 13 Nestabilities set, counting out from the smallest die.
Emboss all base and lid layers with embossing folder of choice.
Sponge embossed layers with ink if desired.
Glue all layers into place and embellish box cover as desired. Slip finished cover over a tissue box.
Try using heavy-weight patterned paper instead of plain cardstock and embossing folders. Make covers for any occasion or holiday.