This craft cost me about the equivalent of $1 and I'm so excited to show it to you!
I try to buy my tissues as dirt-cheap as possible, usually at CVS or Aldi's. However, that also means that I never have cute designs on my boxes. I hated how the designs always clashed with my bathroom. Thankfully, this idea popped into my head last week and I'm really happy with how it turned out.
As you'll see from the pictures below, I got so excited to do this that I didn't bother to clean up my counters. :)
I had purchased this magazine holder from Target's $1 Spot a few years ago. It was 2/$1, I think. I was about to throw it out, because it had definitely seen better days.
I realized as I pulled it apart that the bottom formed perfectly square corners and it could be perfect for my tissue box project.
I took a razor blade and "traced" the edges.
Then I took my pen and drew along the lines to show where they connected.
I removed the tissue box, and me and Claudia got to work. Yes, that's my glue gun. It's way more fun to name objects you work with frequently. (P.S. Did anybody else read The Babysitter's Club as a kid? Claudia was the cool one, remember? ;)
I glue-gunned along the pen lines I'd drawn, and let it set.
Here's the top, semi-finished:
And here's the bottom:
Then I cut a big piece of burlap and began gluing and tucking and cutting.
(I had a ton of burlap left over from these, and I still have quite a bit left over even after this project.)
When I finished I realized I had a problem. Oops!
Nothing another strip of burlap can't fix:
And here she is, sittin' pretty in the bathroom! The tissue box is easily popped out when it's empty.
I was very fortunate to grow up minutes from the beach. Every time I go in the bathroom, I enjoy looking at all of the shells and driftwood and sea glass I've collected from home and on vacations in Maine.
I'm 99% positive that Target is currently carrying more of these magazine holders right now. This project's not limited to burlap - use any fabric that will work for you!
Linked to the following parties....
A Soft Place to Land - DIY Day
Finding Fabulous - Frugalicious Friday
Between Naps on the Porch - Metamorphosis Monday
The Shabby Chic Cottage - Transformation Thursday
Reinvented - Trash to Treasure
My Romantic Home - Show and Tell Friday
Blue Cricket Designs - Show and Tell
Funky Junk Interiors - Saturday Nite Special