Custom tissue holder

A silver tissue box holder to suit my bedroom aesthetic

A silver tissue box holder to suit my bedroom aesthetic

Ok… this is kind of a silly project/post, but do you ever look at the tissue boxes in your house and just think “ugh… that doesn’t GO”?  Well, when I was doing a re-decorating/cleanup of my bedroom, I was just finding all of the printed tissue boxes just didn’t fit at all… so I decided to make myself one that WOULD.

I actually looked at a few different stores (in person) and no one seemed to sell tissue box covers. It must be one of those things millennials killed :p AKA… something that just isn’t relevant anymore, since so many tissue companies are printing cute boxes anyways.

I did look online, and found one that was nice – but it was sold out. The same store (La Maison Simons) had a few others that were… ok… but I wasn’t thrilled and didn’t want to make a trip downtown just for a tissue holder…

A silver tissue box holder to suit my bedroom aesthetic

A silver tissue box holder to suit my bedroom aesthetic

I thought “Oh.. I’ll design something freaking super cool like the dice rolling trays from The Wizard’s Vault on etsy, and cut it out on the laser cutter at the maker studio…” but of course.. the maker studio has been closed for over a year now because of the pandemic, and I already have SO many projects that are works-in-progress from before they closed that I’d like to finish off.

The inside of the tissue box cover, all the little snips to get the contact paper to lay smoothly around the curve

The inside of the tissue box cover, all the little snips to get the contact paper to lay smoothly around the curve

So, instead I found some awesome silver (nearly mirror) contact paper at the dollar store (and should have bought more honestly… I wanted to use it for something else, but ran out…booo) and made the box out of mat board, taped it together, and covered it with the contact paper. I made it sized to fit the biggest of the two boxes we tend to buy (Costco’s Kirland brand and Kleenex brand).

A silver tissue box holder to suit my bedroom aesthetic

A silver tissue box holder to suit my bedroom aesthetic

Also, because I love my little mirror shelf with cute bird cages to hold things like bus passes and lip balms, here’s a shot of that too.

my bedroom mirror shelf

my bedroom mirror shelf

Oh… and yes.. my bedside table only stayed this clean for about a week.
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