This Winter Scene Tissue Box Cover is very similar to my Halloween Tissue Box Cover but it fits the longer and taller tissue boxes. Make it for your holiday and then change the cover for the season. I added some foil to the embellishments and will tell you how I did that.
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.
What you will need
- Cardstock for the box (blue)
- various scraps of cardstock
- liquid glue (I used Art Glitter Glue)
- Laminator (for the foiling) or Minc Machine
- Heidi Swapp foil
- Heidi Swapp foil envelope
- Download File
The blue makes a nice neutral background for all the embellishments and it looks like 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 scrapbox. I made the color selections so that the trees and snow appear natural.
The border decorations on the short sides are very intricate cuts. I found it much easier to print/cut them but I left them as cut in the design space file. If they don’t cut well make them print and try that.
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.
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.
The black animals are all foiled.
The whole idea is to print what you want to foil with a laser printer (It must be a laser printer) and the foil sticks to the laser toner. Or you can print a large block with the laser printer then die cut or use your cricut to cut out of it.
With the Cricut just print/cut the image. Make sure you use a laser printer. Then after the Cricut cuts it out, put the image and the foil in the Minc folder and run it through the laminator or Minc and the foils attach to the laser toner.
I use a laminater that I bought from Walmart years and years ago. The foil is a little grainy, but if you get the Minc is is a better quality. I have asked for one for Christmas but until then use what I have and the grainy works for this project.
Assembling the Winter Scene Tissue Box
After the foiling is done, you can start assembling the 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.
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. I just used those pieces and made a nice wall hanging.
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 Winter Scene Tissue box cover is done. Enjoy!
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