A square tissue box provides the base for this simple piñata idea. Grab some colorful tissue paper and go crazy with the design!
Tissue Box Garland
Tissue boxes often have cute prints and since the eye-catching designs are printed on sturdy paperboard, there are all sorts of crafting opportunities to mine. This easy garland of adorable dots is a perfect example.
Tissue Fire Truck
Combat the sniffles and decorate a child’s room with felt-covered tissue boxes that are attractive to little hands. Be they fire trucks, whales, or even elaborate pink castles, your kids will love to have them on display.
Tissue Box Flower Holder
Transform your basic rectangular tissue box into an elegant flower container with this “grown-up” paper mache tutorial. Newspaper print and golden acrylic paint give it a vintage look.
Tissue box heart frames
More crafting fans are taking advantage of tissue box patterns with projects intended to show off the original designs. A bold box plus some hole-punching and X-Acto-knife skills can create these heart-shaped picture frames.
Tissue Box Monster
Fill this googly-eyed monster with holiday cards or make it more of a long-term organizing fixture in a child’s bedroom. Think about how much more fun putting away Legos would be…
Tissue Box Journal
This sturdy ring-bound journal is a great eco-friendly scrapbooking project once you’ve amassed a small collection of used tissue boxes. Choose square boxes with different prints for a variety of “page” designs or keep things understated with more basic packages.
Wrapped tissue box
Give a square tissue box the look of a woven basket with the tutorial from Diary of a Mad Crafter. This fun, fabric-topped box could be used for just about anything from a bathroom magazine holder to a small eclectic trash bin.
Tuck a small gift into an envelope you can make yourself in five minutes. Just cut four circles out of card stock, fold each one over, and glue them together in an overlapping pattern. Wrap the envelope with a ribbon, and voilà — simple elegance.
Artful Grocery Bags
Paper grocery bags can take on a new life as beautiful handmade gift wrap. Cut them to size, decorate them with stickers or stamps, use a little yarn to make an appealing, appropriate bow, and you'll have the satisfaction of giving the Earth a gift too.
Slip a bottle of wine into the sleeve of an old sweater. Stitch the cut end closed, leaving the cuff for the top. Tie it with a ribbon, and it’ll be the classiest gift bag at the party.
Cover a coffee can or oatmeal canister in construction paper or felt. Decorate it with any bits and pieces you have around, and top it with a bow to create the perfect gift box for baked goods, small toys, or a homemade game.
Newspaper Gift Bag
Put your origami skills to work with this easy DIY gift bag. All you need are two sheets of newspaper, glue, card stock, and a ribbon or string for a handle. Cut, cut, fold, fold, glue — and you’re good to go.
Repurposed Tissue Box
Reuse a tissue box for a quick, uncomplicated gift wrap. Many of the square decorator boxes are pretty enough to use without being covered. Just attach a large bow or other adornment over the hole in the top, and the gift will be as easy to open as it was to wrap.
Stretch colorful rubber bands over plain kraft or butcher paper for a unique and fun-to-open present. No two gifts will look the same, and who couldn’t use more rubber bands?