Monday, January 3, 2011

Cloth Tissue Box Covers

I remember in my home my mother use to have a hideous tissue box cover that looked like a couch. It screamed 1980's and she seemed to have it forever. I remember thinking "I will never use a tissue box cover in my house for fear of bad style!!" I mean seriously was it made to look like a couch so we could use it while playing Barbie?? I am not sure, just trust me a tissue box should not be converted to look like a couch! I might of been so scared by that couch tissue box cover I am not a huge fan of tissue boxes in general. The tissue box companies have tried their hardest to make tissue boxes retro, stylish, & feminine but not one of them really goes with my house where it actually looks like it could be apart of my decor. Rather it looks like a box that we all know it's purpose is to just to capture the gross stuff!!

I am losing focus...

I was reading through some blogs and saw a tutorial on Design Sponge cloth tissue box covers and how wonderful they looked and I was sold on Tissue Box Covers. What a concept I could make them to go with my decor and I am the designer!!

The first one I actually made was a gift for a friend at Christmas. I thought I would share my new love for tissue box covers with her. Isn't this great?

SO VERSATILE!! I did make one for me for the holidays. I no longer will buy the $2.50 tissue boxes with the festive holiday scene. I can buy the 99cent ones and cover them to work with the holiday, the season, or simply my decor! See it is economical too!!

Then to make it really personalized I made some with monograms on them. They make great gifts!!
I am now a fan of cloth tissue box covers and it kinda conceals the real purpose with a little style!! BTW- The tutorial from Design Sponge was excellent- 5 stars!!

I am sharing this at...
The Girl Creative



Kimberlee said...

I love the fabrics you used!!!!! Thanks for posting the link to the tutorial.

Squiggly Rainbow said...

Gorgeous! I love the monogrammed ones. Thankyou so much for stopping by my blog and your kind words. It blessed me very much! xo

Melissa said...

We use hankies but I've made probably a dozen personalized covers for other people.

These are really cute. I particularly like the monogrammed ones.

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