Monday, 9 July 2012

Re-purposed Tissue Box

The other day I picked up an awesome tissue box in anticipation of the coming winter season. Sure enough the tissue box has been well used and all the tissues are gone.

I didn't want to throw out the box so I thought I would do a bit of modifying to make it into a pretty storage container.

First up I used some orange polka-dot fabric tape to cover up the Kleenex logo and create some interest at the top and bottom of the box.

Next I made a wee plaque with my name on it.

I made this out of a thin sheet of copper I got from a customer at work. I mentioned to him that I enjoyed and making things with copper and brass. He gave me a small sheet of copper to play with.

It is super thin so I drew my name with ball-point pen, which left an indent. I then covered the whole thing with black sharpie, then wiped off the ink with turps. This left the indent filled with black to make it stand out.

 I stuck the plaque on the tissue box with double sided tape, and check it out!
One awesome, new, personalized storage box!


  1. Very clever! LOVE that a customer just gave that to you! You have such a great relationship with them! :)

    See you tomorrrowwww :D

  2. Lol, that is so cute! I love your personalised name plate!

  3. very cute, would look awesome on a desk with pens in it or with a wee vase placed insode for some flowers....when they come back out again.


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