DIY TIssue Box Cover with BLING!

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to jazz up a tissue box to go with your room’s decor! This is a fun project for all ages of crafters. Most of the supplies you’ll need, you probably already have. In addition to being beautiful, the tissue box cover (with added gems for bling) gives some weight to the tissue box. This way, the box isn’t as likely to lift off the table when you reach for a tissue! Afterall, you only want a tissue – not the entire box to follow, right?! 😀

For a list of supplies, instructions, and a video tutorial – keep reading!


Supplies List:

Square Tissue Box 

Flatback Gems       



Glue (any type; I used a glue runner) 

Small Glue Dots (for adhering gems/optional)         

Cardstock (you choose color – at least 3 sheets)         

Scissors (also, a paper cutter is handy but optional)

Xacto Knife (I like to use a self-healing mat underneath)    

Additional Embellishments (such as ribbon, patterned cardstock, etc./optional)


~Before starting, it is important to remember to keep the top cardboard tab from the tissue box.~

To see this project video, click HERE.

STEP 1: Begin by cutting 2 strips of cardstock (in the color you choose) at 5″W x  11″H. Set these 2 strips aside – we will use later.


STEP 1 (Click to enlarge)

STEP 2: Now, set your tissue box in the center of another sheet of cardstock and trace around the base of the box with a pencil. Then, from your traced line, measure 1.5″ and put another pencil mark. Repeat on all sides – then trim on the outer pencil markings.

STEP 2 (Click to enlarge)

STEP 2 (Click to enlarge)

STEP 3: Now that you have your square image pencil-traced on your trimmed cardstock paper, it’s time to remove the top cardboard tab that came from your tissue box. Place this in the center of the square (you traced) and trace around this oval-shaped tab. After it has been traced, use your Xacto knife to cut out the center oval.

STEP 3 (Click to enlarge)

STEP 3 (Click to enlarge)

STEP 4: Place the cut-out cardstock on tissue box and align with opening. Then, crease your cardstock paper around the 4 edges so you’ll know where to fold. On a flat surface, fold your creases.

STEP 4 (Click to enlarge)

STEP 4 (Click to enlarge)

STEP 5: Use your scissors to cut up to the crease lines. Repeat on all sides. This will create tabs. Glue these tabs around the top of your box to make the ‘lid’. Remember, do NOT glue to the tissue box; only glue the cardstock paper to itself. This way, you can remove it (like a sleeve) when your tissue box is empty and it’s time to change tissue boxes.

STEP 5 (Click to enlarge)

STEP 5 (Click to enlarge)

STEP 6: At this point, you’re finished with the lid. Now, grab the 2 strips of paper you cut at the beginning of this project in STEP 1. Simply wrap the 2 strips around the box and crease. Lay on a flat surface and fold creases. After this, glue the lid you made to these 2 folded strips.

STEP 6 (Click to enlarge)

STEP 6 (Click to enlarge)

STEP 7 = FUN STEP: This final step is so fun… this is where you can get super creative! Add all the blingy gems, embellishments, glitter, and ribbon you like!

STEP 7 (Click to enlarge)

STEP 7 (Click to enlarge)

Remember, this tissue box cover can be reused time and time again; so take special care to not glue your cardstock to the tissue box itself; only glue cardstock to cardstock in order to make a tissue cover sleeve which easily lifts off.




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5 thoughts on “DIY TIssue Box Cover with BLING!

  1. A great idea and YES tissue only not the whole box. A really succinct tutorial. I guess the sky would be the limit. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, in our 195th challenge.
    Blessings and Hugs, Carole

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