Tissue Box Storage Container Tutorial + FREE Printable
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Even though summer isn’t even half over yet, the kids will be heading back to school in about one month! Yes, it’s hard to believe, but soon, we will be back into our school-year routine. Although, this year, the start of the school year will be bittersweet for me, because my oldest son starts middle school, and my baby goes to kindergarten… I have a feeling there may be some tears on the first day of school this year—probably from me!
Since the start of a new school year is just around the corner, you know what that means—back-to-school shopping needs to take place! Of course, you know that your kids are going to need new shoes and clothes, because if those items aren’t out-grown, they probably have been heavily used (that’s my nice way of saying that everything basically has permanent stains and holes!). But there are plenty of other things that you will need to get to complete the kids’ back-to-school supply lists. In addition to crayons, markers, pencils, and scissors, you will need items such as tissues and paper towels…
Not only are these products necessities for stocking up for the kids’ school supply lists, but they are everyday household essentials as well. So I love being able to support the school with the Box Tops from these products that I am already buying… and right now, you can give back with double box tops!
Of course, toilet paper doesn’t show up on the school supply list, however, the Box Tops that come on these packages are still helpful to the school, so being able to choose a brand that supports schools through the Box Tops program is perfect! On my last trip to Walmart, I was able to pick up:
- Kleenex® Trusted Care* 3 Bundle Pack
- Kleenex® Trusted Care* 4 Bundle Pack
- Scott® Tissue 20 Roll Pack
- Viva® Vantage® 6 Big Rolls
Kleenex has several designs that both kids and adults can appreciate for the box design: anything from contemporary designs to characters from the kids’ favorite movies… I like being able to set a box of tissues in my bathroom that actually matches the décor…
But it’s also nice to be able to use these tissue boxes for something even after the tissues are gone… like a Box Tops saver. Instead of just throwing the Box Tops in a drawer or on the counter, using an empty Kleenex box is the perfect way to keep all those little Box Tops together..
I have also found that the empty tissue boxes are useful for so much more though. I’m going to walk you through a tutorial of how to actually convert these empty tissue boxes into a stylish storage container.
If your kids are like mine, they have all kinds of random things on their dresser. So the idea is that all of the toys and non-essential items can go in the storage container. This will clean up the top of his dresser and he will still know exactly where to find all of the toys in his room.
Tissue Box Storage Container Tutorial
Don’t throw away an empty Kleenex box ever again… I’m going to show you how you can use them to help organize your home.
Step 1 Glue two empty Kleenex boxes together (you can also do this with three or four boxes too).
Step 2 Cut fabric to fit.
Step 3 Turn the boxes upside down, so the openings are face-down on the fabric. Use heavy-duty, double-sided tape to secure the fabric.
Step 4 Because the fabric is thick, it helps to cut some of the fabric out and then use the double-sided tape to secure the top fabric down to the end.
Step 5 Cut a diagonal slit down to the corner so that it is easier to secure the side fabric to the ends.
Step 6 Fold remaining fabric at the bottom and neatly fold up and use the double-sided tape to secure to the end.
Step 7 Turn the boxes right-side up. Use scissors to cut fabric over the holes.
Step 8 Use double-sided tape on each piece of fabric and secure underneath.
Step 9 Add a fun label and any other stickers or decorations.
If you like the labels that I used for my Tissue Box Storage Containers, here is a FREE printable for yours too!