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Project

Felt Tissue-Box Holder

Created By: Ellie Miller

Introduction

A piece of felt in your favorite color makes an ideal cover for a tissue box -- and the material will convey warmth when you need it most. 

Materials

  • Cubed tissue box
  • Felt
  • Chalk
  • Ruler
  • Fabric shears
  • Pins
  • Needle and thread

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Center a cubed tissue box on a 14-inch felt square; trace with chalk. Set box aside.

  2. Step 2

    Using a ruler, draw an X that extends to each corner of felt. Cut a 2 1/2-inch opening at center. Starting from outer corners, cut along lines of X; stop at corners of traced square.

  3. Step 3

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    Cut 4 notches as shown. Place felt on top of box. Fold in edges of short sides; pin to box. Fold triangles' corners around box to overlap on each side; pin.

  4. Step 4

    Make a stitch at bottom point, on 2 opposite sides, to secure all layers. Remove pins.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, November 2008

Reviews (7)

  • Orah 24 Feb, 2010

    Maybe instead of stiching affixing buttons, snaps or velcro? This would override the snipping and stiching each time you replace the box.

  • bebegirl1969 24 Feb, 2010

    I think this is a great idea.
    Ottawa, The cover isn't sewn onto the box, it just covers it, so it would easily slide on and off a tissue box.

  • bebegirl1969 24 Feb, 2010

    I think this is a great idea.
    Ottawa, The cover isn't sewn onto the box, it just covers it, so it would easily slide on and off a tissue box.

  • snowscribe 24 Feb, 2010

    To ottawaontariocanada, isn't the cover open on the bottom? The cover slips on top of the box, right? So no removal of stitches required?

  • snowscribe 24 Feb, 2010

    To ottawaontariocanada, isn't the cover open on the bottom? The cover slips on top of the box, right? So no removal of stitches required?

  • ottawaontariocanada 24 Feb, 2010

    This idea makes no sense. Everytime the kleenex box is empty, you have to cut the stitches, remove the cover, insert a new box and stitch again. What a phenomenal waste of time in a busy world where your time could be better spent. Buy a lovely cover which slips over the box and move on.

  • kkaz2006 24 Feb, 2010

    Great how-to instructions. I'm definitely going to try this.