Tissue Box Craft: Note Paper Holder Gift

About two weekends ago I came down with a miserable cold and somehow in the midst of my cloudy and Sudafed intoxicated thoughts I had a light bulb moment when pulling what felt like the five hundredth tissue from the Kleenex box.  So there you have it, this note paper holder gift idea {Whew! That's a mouthful!} was born out of germs and decongestants.



Materials
Empty tissue box
X-acto knife
Scissors
Fabric {I used the $1.00 fabric quarters from Joann’s Fabric}
Glue gun or fabric glue
Sheets of white paper
Pencil for tracing
Ribbon
Pen or pencil for gift giving {looks best when it matches your fabric!}
Ruler
Matching Flower embellishment



To get started you will want to take your X-acto knife and cut your tissue box in half horizontally.




Once your box is cut, take your fabric and place it pattern side down.  Grab your sliced tissue box and set it on top of the fabric at one of the corners. Trace around the bottom of the box with your pencil. Cut out the traced shape with your scissors.



Adhere your fabric square with some fabric or hot glue to the bottom of your tissue box.







In this next step you will want to cover your whole box with the rest of your fabric. I can't say that there was any ryhme or reason on how I did this.  I played around with a few ways to cover the box and I would say the best solution was to cut strips the width of the inside and outside of your box and then wrap the strips around adhering with glue.  You may find a different system that works better for you.




In order to hide the ugly and frayed edges of the fabric inside my box I glued a strip of ribbon over them.









Now that your box is all covered and ready to be filled take you ruler and measure the width and length of the tissue box.  These measurements are what you will want go by when cutting your paper. My box measured 4.5 x 4.5 but in order for them to fit inside I cut the paper slightly smaller {4.25 x 4.25}. 

 Here’s another little tip! If you don’t want to cut a lot of paper in order to fill your WHOLE box I recommend bunching up a piece of tissue paper or placing some other gift bag filler in the base of your box. You can place your cut paper on top of the filler and then that way you don’t have to worry about filling the whole box. That sure can be a lot of cutting!

Yay! Now your box is filled and it is time to add a few more pretty details. Take your ribbon and wrap a bow or knot on top of your box; turn the box and repeat on the other side. Add your pretty pen or pencil by sliding it through one of your ribbon knots. And then to finish your little gift off add your flower embellishment. My flower was a barrette so I just clipped it to the ribbon on top of the pen.  If your's does not have a clip then you can just attach it with some glue.


These note paper holders are the  perfect gift for teachers and hostesses, and you can really change them up with different fabric and embellishments. A little creation thanks to my miserable cold!


Linking here:
http://www.skiptomylou.org/
http://dittledattle.blogspot.com/
http://www.homemakeronadime.com/
http://todayscreativeblog.net/
http://www.tipjunkie.com/homemade-projects-88/
http://jaysonandashley.blogspot.com/
http://diybydesign.blogspot.com/
http://carolynshomework.blogspot.com/
http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/
http://somedaycrafts.blogspot.com/
http://www.lilluna.com/
http://www.somewhatsimple.com
http://gingersnapcrafts.blogspot.com/
http://thefrugalgirls.com/
http://thirtyhandmadedays.com/
http://whipperberry.com/
http://www.bystephanielynn.com/

12 comments

sherri lynn said...

This is an adorable idea!! So creative!

Lindsay said...

Wow, you are SO creative! Who would have though?! You turned an otherwise ordinary box into something so beautiful! Great job!

Truth is always within said...

Wow, such cute little gift set! Looks you spent quite a bit on it from a fancy store, rather than reusing an empty tissue box. Very creative! These would look great as a note set to go by the phone too!

Sarah, Three Boys said...

What a great idea! Hmmmm. On my list! Gonna Pinterest it!!

Stephanie @ henry happened said...

That is so clever & cute! Maybe congestion is your new creativity spark :) I hope you are feeling better tho!

Judy said...

Very creative. This project would be perfect for my Sizzle into Summer party that opens tonight at 8pmEST. Hope you will come and join in the fun.

april@gingerbread said...

how on earth did you think of this? AWESOME!!!
xoxo

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

This post made me smile. Thanks for inspiring me and many others. Really appreciate that you linked up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Um, yep--brilliant! I love it.

Anne @ Domesblissity said...

What a great idea! And a perfect gift.

(Popping over from Whipperberry.)

Anne @ Domesblissity

Rosana Garcia Hess said...

great gift!!! I´ll feature on my blog hope you don´t mind
hugs from Brazil

Tanya Anurag said...

Nice gift idea. You made is very neatly.

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