This Valentines tissue box is a perfect decoration for Valentines Day. It is festive and with cold and flu season here, is totally timely and useful. I have made several other tissue boxes in several different sizes. See them in the list of crafts here.
I have done all the measuring to make this box the perfect size to fit a long tall tissue box. All you have to do it cut it out and assemble it.
The base of this Valentines tissue box cover can be any weight since the box provides most of the support. As you can see patterns work great for the base. I made the rest in pink glitter and beige. That worked great! Save the little pieces (like the heart cut outs) because you can put them elsewhere on the box.
Cutting the Valentines Tissue Box Cover
The decorations on all 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. With the metal tip this glue is the best and the primary glue I use. It does not contain glitter. Many have asked that question. It is great for attaching glitter though. I don’t do a lot of free glitter work so I don’t use it for that, but I wanted to explain the name. 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 Valentines 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. This is very important and a common mistake. 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.
He is a picture of a former tissue box to show the assembly. They are a assembled basically the same way. Notice that all the tabs face the same way. See the tutorial for this Spring tissue box here.
Valentines Fun Facts
- Valentine’s Day has its roots in an ancient Pagan festival
- In the 1300s, it officially became a holiday associated with love.
- Cupid has its roots in Greek mythology.
- Americans send 145 million Valentine’s Day cards each year
- The first heart-shaped box of chocolates was introduced in 1861.
- Conversation hearts got their start as medical lozenges
- Nearly 6 million couples get engaged on Valentine’s Day (My parents were married on Valentines Day as well as my aunt and uncle.
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