I keep a box of tissues in almost every room in the house. The unfortunate thing is that tissue boxes lack style and do not fit in with most decor themes. I could have these cute decorations or a stylish vignette and there sits an obnoxious mismatched tissue box. Boooo!
SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR TISSUE BOX HOLDER
- 1 Wooden tissue box bought from JoAnns or a paper mache one from Amazon but is more expensive.
- Stencil made with the Silhouette Cameo
- Acrylic paint
- Sander and or sandpaper (optional)
- Square or measuring tape
STEPS TO MAKE TISSUE BOX HOLDER
Step 1) I painted the tissue box a couple coats of white paint. One of my favorite white paints is called Bistro White from Valspar paint line from Lowe’s. Step 2) I created a stencil out of contact paper using my Silhouette Cameo that spelled out “Bless You” in the font PilGi. Using a square I marked where I wanted the center of the stencil to be and then I applied the stencil on two opposite sides of the box. I then applied 4 coats of black craft paint. Step 3) Once the paint was dry I removed the stencil and sanded the entire box, making sure to focus on the corners, edges and letters.
Finally as an optional step just because I can never leave well enough alone, I mixed up some gray paint and water 1:4 ratio. I painted this mixture on and wiped it off with a scrap t-shirt.The gray and water mixture is just enough to give it a perfect worn look.
The tissue box was about 1/2 inch taller than the actual box of tissues. So I stuck a coaster under the box of tissue to prop it up. I am hoping one day to make my own wooden tissue box so it will fit my specific tissue box better and I won’t have to buy them at the store.