Now that the cold weather has officially set in, it’s time to prepare for cold and flu season! I wanted to share a tutorial for glamming up tissue boxes. I know the tissue box companies have been printing prettier designs on the box, but sometimes they still end up looking cheesy. Are your ready for a fun paper mache craft project that would be the perfect DIY Christmas gift? Let’s get started…
Supplies needed to make your own mirrored tissue box holder:
- Inka Gold Paint
- Small Rag or Sponge
- Small Mirrors (2 packs of the 3/4″ mirrors; 6 packs of 1/2″ mirrors)
- E-6000 Glue
- Paper Mache Box (I used the 5″ one from this set)
- Navy Grosgrain Ribbon
- X-ACTO knife
- Black Sharpie
- Small Box of Tissues
Now it’s time to glue on your mirrors. If there are any pieces that are crumbling or shattered, don’t use them. Arrange the mirrors on the box first, then glue them down. I put one large mirror in each corner, then added smaller mirrors to fill in the gaps.
For each of the sides of the box:
Center 5 large mirrors along one side. Then glue 6 small mirrors on top and under the large mirrors, centering them in the negative space left by the big mirrors. Wait 10 minutes for the glue to dry before moving on to the next side.
The last step is to accent the box with the navy ribbon. Cut a piece that is long enough to fit around the box, then glue it down.