This Spring Tissue Box Cover will add color to any decor. And it will add some brightness and don’t we all need some of that? It fits over any standard size cube tissue box. Make it for Spring and then change the cover for the season. The Winter Long Tissue Cover is here.
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.
The blue makes a nice neutral background for all the embellishments and it looks like the sky. 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.
Cutting the Spring Tissue Box Cover
The decorative flowers on the top 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 used a black gel pen to draw the design on the box. You can use any color you like. Did you know that you can use any pen in your Cricut? See the trick here.
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 Halloween 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. Two of the sides use coloring with paper designs. Get those here. If you don’t have the coloring with paper pieces you can just cut the other flowers a second time.
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 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 Spring Tissue box cover is done. Enjoy!
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