Registered: October 23, 2004 Location: Smyrna, Tennessee Posts: 2076
Thu, Apr 07, 2005 @ 8:37 AM
This is neat! I was just thinking this morning that I wanted to have tissue boxes that coordinated better with the bathrooms. Did you use a wood box? Was it painted already? Did you use classic or craft ink? I'm sorry for all the questions but I would love to learn from someone else's experience. Thanks in advance!
Registered: February 23, 2005 Location: Twin Cities, MN Posts: 1975
Thu, Apr 07, 2005 @ 4:46 PM
I'm glad you like it! I actually used cardstock to make the tissue box cover. And I used the Classic ink because I don't have any of the Craft pads. Stamping on a pre-made wooden box would work, too, and it would probably be more durable and last longer. The nice thing about using cardstock, though, is that it's a relatively easy and inexpensive project, so you could make covers for different seasons, changing decor, etc. Here are the general directions:
1. Take two pieces of neutral cardstock measuring 9-1/2â€? x 5-1/2â€?. Score both pieces at 4-1/2â€? and 9â€?. (Each piece of cardstock should now be divided into two 4-1/2â€? wide sections and one 1/2â€? wide section.)
2. Decorate neutral cardstock as desired.
3. Fold neutral cardstock along scored lines. Place adhesive along the 1/2â€? strip on each piece. Attach the two pieces to create the box shape.
4. Take one piece of colored cardstock measuring 6-5/8â€? x 6-5/8â€?. Score at 1â€? on all four sides. (At this point I also trimmed off an extra 1/4â€? on each side so the box top didnâ€™t cover up what I had stamped on the box.)
5. Using a cutting system (e.g., Coluzzle) or template and craft knife, cut an oval in the center of the colored cardstock.
6. On two opposite sides of the colored cardstock, cut slits along the score lines from the edge of the cardstock to the intersection of the score lines.
7. Fold on all score lines and apply adhesive on the corner flaps to create the box top.
8. Apply adhesive to top of neutral cardstock box and attach the colored top.