I have a veritable army of cats. And I'm allergic to them. I'm also allergic to pollen, dust, and taking meds, so I tend to sneeze. Which translates into having tissue boxes randomly about, and I hate the way they stick out like sore thumbs.
So, what do you say we make them blend?
For this, you'll need 2 tissue boxes, a scrap square of fabric, Mod Podge, packing tape, a foam brush, an exacto knife, scissors, and trim.
First,cut out the bottom of one of the boxes.
Then, slice up the sides.
Lay the box flat on your fabric and cut a square the length and width of the box's flat dimensions, giving yourself an extra half inch all the way around.
Next, slip your cut box over the in tact box.
Loosely tape the corner seams back together. Take the cut box back off of the whole one.
Now slather the top and sides of your cut box with Mod Podge.
Lay the top of the box in the center of your fabric square. fold a side of the fabric up over the side of the box and trim with scissors as you go, cutting the edges so that they overlap.
Cut two of the sides angled, as shown, and two straight. Secure the angled sides first, then smooth the straight side up to cover.
Spread more of the decoupage medium over the outside.
Now fold the hem under and smear it down.
With the exacto knife, cut an X in the fabric over box top opening.
With your scissors, make more cuts to form sort of a starburst.
Fold the triangles inside the box opening and smear a whole bunch of goop on them until they lay down seriously flat. Allow the box to dry.
Place your brush in a zip lock baggie.
Snack size works well. This will keep the brush moist in between coats.
Now, cut a piece of ribbon to fit and glue it around the top, then give the whole box another coat, sealing the raw edges and the ribbon down. Allow that to dry.
One tissue cover made from scraps.
Yeah, that's a lot better. I think I'll make some more.