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. It used up quite a bit of my scrapbox. I realize I am posting this in April, but it is one of the “lost files” and I didn’t want to lose it again.
Paper Selection for the Fall Tissue Box
The light brown makes a nice neutral 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 can be cut from anything in your scrap box. I tried to make the color selections on the leaves so that nothing overlaps the same color.
Cutting the Fall Tissue Box
The decorations on the sides are very intricate cuts. You may need a pokey tool to push out the little flaps of paper. They are very delicate so be careful pulling them off the mat.
I combined all the little pieces on one mat. To see how to do that watch my video.
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 Art Glitter Glue here.
Assembling the Fall Tissue Box
First, re crease all the folds. Then separate all the embellishment pieces for each side so that you can keep them straight. You want to assemble all the embellishments before you try to glue the pieces on the box. Liquid glue works best here because they are awfully small parts.
Assemble each side before you try to attach them together. Look at the pictures above to see how each side goes together. Sides 2 and 4 are the same. 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. Here is a picture from one of my other boxes to show what I mean:
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 cube.
And your Fall Tissue box cover is done. Enjoy!
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Fun Facts About Autumn
- Americans typically refer to this time of year as “fall,” while the British use the word “autumn.” Both terms date back to the 16th century but before that it was called “harvest.
- Weight gain around this time of year may not only be due to comforting fall foods like pumpkin pie and cider, researchers have found that lack of vitamin D reduces fat breakdown and triggers fat storage. So it may not be your fault. LOL
- The yellow and orange colors you see actually always exist in leaves but they are overpowered by the abundance of green from chlorophyll. The amount of chlorophyll starts to decrease as the sun weakens and the days grow shorter.
- Evergreen trees such as pines, cedars, and spruces stay green because their leaves (needles) are covered with thick wax and they contain materials that prevent freezing when it gets cold.