This Back to School Tissue Box Cover will welcome everyone back after their long break. I’ve done tissue box covers this size before, but this one is special. They have been gone so long and it is going to be hard to get back in the swing.
I have done all the measuring to make this box the perfect size to fit. All you have to do it cut it out and assemble it. I will even show you what I did wrong.
The yellow makes an appropriate background for all the embellishments . It needs to be a fairly heavy paper. I used 100 lb weight but 65 lb might do it. The embellishments are all cut from the same paper I use for Coloring with Paper.
Cutting the Back to School Tissue Box Cover
The word decorations on the short sides are very intricate cuts. Be careful when removing them from the mats. Other than that it is a fairly easy project to cut.
A Note about Glue
I used Art Glitter Glue with the metal tip to glue the box together. Note: For those of you in the cold of the North, Art Glitter Glue does not ship to the cold states in the winter, so make sure you have enough on hand to last the winter. Order it here.
Assembling the Back to School Tissue Box
First, re crease all the folds. Then separate all the embellishment pieces for each side so that you can keep them straight.
Assemble each side before you try to attach them together. Look at the pictures above to see how each side goes together. Make sure all the tabs on the side pieces are facing the same way. I had one upside down when I first made one of these boxes and the sides didn’t fit together right.
Next glue all the sides to the top in a cross shape with the pieces upside down and the top of the box on top. I tried to assemble it one side at a time and it gets rather tricky. Make sure the glue is dry before you fold the sides down. Fold the sides down one at a time and glue each side to the next one at a time until you have a rectangle box.
And your Back top School Tissue box cover is done. Enjoy!
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