Dressing Up A Staple
Have you ever noticed how boring boxes of tissues are? They never seem to come in the right colours for my décor. As with everything, if you can't find it... MAKE it!
These covers fit a 4-1/2 x 4-1/2 inch tissue box.
Two Fall Tissue Box Covers
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|Kitties in the Pumpkin Patch (L) & Garden of Pumpkins (R)|
I created 2 different designs. Both have picket fences and grass but are different in the details
The pic at left shows the two bases and their lids. Each base starts out with white cardstock.
The top row shows brown panels overlaid on the white.
The bottom row shows a tan background.
Both designs have cream top backgrounds.
I designed my own picket fences using shapes from George & Basic Shapes cartridge.
A simpler way, of course, would be to have a cartridge with a good fence in this style (which I don't).
The pickets are altered tag shapes, combined with rectangles sized right. The Gypsy came in handy for this.
These fence pieces could be combined as shown at left. The top one would work well on a scrapbook page as a border.
Next came some shading with Tea Dye ink. (See Pumpkin Garden box for this detail.)
Kitties in the Pumpkin Patch
These playful kittens repeat around the box except one panel. The "front" could be any side.
I love the image of the cat staring up at the little bird atop the garden spade.
The cats are all from A Child's Year cartridge.
On this side, I placed a kitty in a jumping position. I had to smile to myself, remembering our beloved Kitty and how mischieviously she would inspect everything. This pose is so typical of something she would do.
|Full Kitty Layout|
The above pic shows all four panels before gluing the end tab in place. It was easier decorating the box when flat.
For this box cover, I made it all about the pumpkins.
You can clearly see the shading on the fences in this pic.