Halloween Tissue Box

by Chris on September 24, 2012

I guest posted over at Eighteen 25 a little while ago, and I thought I’d share with my readers (Holla!) what’s going on with the ol’ Halloweening. While I didn’t really do much last year, I did make this. It seems those Eighteen25 girls keep my Halloween butt in gear, eh? Soooo….I got a bit of a start on something this year.

Halloween witch boots

I shopped the house and realized that I bought this tissue box at Hobby Lobby 11 months ago. I know this because it was with the receipt. In the bag. Oops! It was only a couple of dollars, and I knew I wanted to make it something pretty!

tissue box tutorial

I spray painted it black and used my Silhouette cutter to cut out a couple of simple shapes for the sides. While I love crafting, I love simplicity. Anything too busy gives me hives, so it was as nice balance.

Halloween decor

For a little extra pizzazz, I Mod Podge’d some glittered craft paper to the top. I’m afraid to think how long I’ve had this stuff! Luckily, no receipt to remind me.

Modge Podge tissue box

A little ribbon bow added some dimension to it, and it was done! It was such a quick and easy project, I was nervous that I hadn’t done enough.

Halloween craft-001

With some added tissue, I stepped back and realized it was juuuuust right. A little creepy/spooky on one side…

Halloween spider tissue box

and cutesy/festive on the other!

Halloween tissue box

I love being able to make something so inexpensive yet useful! So…next time you craft, try to think out of the box. Get it? Tissue box? Craft humor. Just doesn’t get old.



Laura H. September 24, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Super Cute, I never think to pick something up like that on clearance to use later. I need some shopping tips. I go through those same aisles in hobby lobby and never think that way!!! I will be channeling your creativity next time.

Chris September 24, 2012 at 10:33 pm

My mom has the same “problem”. :) It just takes a little longer to get through the aisles because you’re visualizing the “what-ifs” all the time. :)

Janet September 24, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Cute idea! I never can think “what if” until I see something like this, and by then it’s too late!!

PS. Congrats on the GR magazine gig! I received my issue today and was excited to see you as a regular contributor. Looking forward to future articles!

Chris September 24, 2012 at 10:32 pm

Oh man! I should probably subscribe. Haven’t seen it yet. :) Thank you for letting me know, however! Sweet words, Janet! Thanks!

Jenny September 24, 2012 at 10:22 pm

I really like this, I will be making a few! :D

Kristen @ More Than Mulberries September 24, 2012 at 10:26 pm

I feel like this post was written just for me. ;)

Chris September 24, 2012 at 10:31 pm

ALL my posts are written just. for. you.

Heidi Rew September 25, 2012 at 8:16 am

Super cute, Chris. So…I was flipping through my BHG mag & turned the page to see you!! It was a great spread. You & the room looked beautiful! <3 Heidi Rew from Parties for Pennies

Chris September 25, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Thank you, Heidi! Kinda weird seeing me there, but pretty cool. There goes my 15 minutes of fame! :)

lisa September 25, 2012 at 10:23 am

This is adorable! I really think we need more cute tissue boxes. We go through so many and they’re all over the house. Why not make them pretty?

Chris September 25, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Exactly, Lisa! I like the way you think!

Erin September 27, 2012 at 7:37 am

Wow, that’s super cute (and simple which I love).

Chris September 29, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Me too, Erin! I do well with simple. :)

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