Think outside the box with our simple guide. We have used
the new Dovecraft Bohemian collection to create this beautiful tissue box.
What You Will Need
Dovecraft Bohemian 8x8 paper pack
Dovecraft Bohemian Printed Butterflies, Metal Key, Lace Ribbon,
wooden button and Tag
Small Square Tissue Box
How to Make
1. Measure the top of your tissue box and add 5mm onto
each side. Add a 1.5cm allowance to the outside edge, then score your white
card stock and cut out. The extra 1.5cm will make a fold so you can join to
your box with ease; see our sketch to help you.
2. Cover the top of your box with your chosen patterned paper
and then turn over. In the centre, draw an oval and cut it out to create an
opening for your tissue box. Cut to the score line on each side of the
cardstock; join the sides together to make the lid.
3. With a piece of cardstock, measure two sides of your tissue
box and add on 5mm to the width of each side. On one side of the card, add a
1.5cm fold so it is easier to join your box sides together.
4. Take another piece of card stock and repeat step 3 to make
the other two sides. Score and fold two sides and stick both pieces of card
together using double-sided tape.
5. Fit your tissue box lid to the top of the box and stick the
sides inside the box.
6. For each side, cut patterned paper to fit each side by 12cm
x 13.1cm and stick to the box. We have picked papers to coordinate with our
7. You will need approximately 50.5cms of lace to create a decorative
border to the top of your box. In the left hand corner, we have used string to
attach a patterned button and metal key charm to the lace. Tuck a gift tag
under the button and stick to the paper using 3D foam tape. We have decorated the front of the tissue box
with butterfly toppers, adhesive pearls and gems.
For a cheerful
colour scheme, we also created this tissue box using the Back to Basics Bright Spark paper collection. We used contrasting paper to print the All you need is
love and Make a Wish stamp, once dry, cut and stick to the sides of the box. To
finish, layer a wooden frame on top of the stamped text and embellish with two
paper blossoms and button centres. We have used the colourful Bright Spark buttons to create a pretty border around the tissue box.
Perfect for crafters who love pastels, we also made
this tissue box cover using the Dovecraft Bright Sparks papers. We decorated
the box by folding two doilies around the front of the box and adding three
layered paper blossoms using double sided tape. We then finished the paper
blossoms with adhesive pearls to the centre of each flower.
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