Recycled Tissue Box

This tutorial is pretty much the same as my wrapped bottle tutorial, only this one uses a tissue box. It’s a little time consuming, but the results are pretty awesome, so in my opinion, it’s worth it. No one would ever be able to tell it was a tissue box when looking at the after picture! It looks like a little woven basket! If you wanted to make a larger version of this, you could use a thicker rope, so you’re not sitting there for hours wrapping the thin jute string around it!

I started by taping the top of the tissue box, so when I cut the top off, it wouldn’t fall apart. After cutting the top off, I started gluing the jute on. I used a hot glue gun, and when I do this again, I’ll start from the bottom, rather than the top, though it’s not too big of a deal. For the most part, I glued every other time I wrapped around the entire box, but it doesn’t have to be exact. I really only put a little glue down in the middle and then the corners. Once I went around the entire box, I went around again a few times and covered up any spots that were spaced out. tissuebox2

 

I made a little liner to go inside (I laid the fabric over the box, added about 3 inches to each sides length so it can go over the edges, and sewed the sides up), and it was all done!tissuebox1

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16 responses to “Recycled Tissue Box

  1. You just solved my lamp shade problem thank you….Perfect size and shape. Turned upside down. then just have to add the metal attachment that I can get from a Thrift store. Woo hoo…I love you…

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