Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Repurposed Tissue Box

I can't remember where or when I bought this vintage silver tissue box.  I thought it was so pretty, but was never able to find a box of tissues that fit inside; they were all too deep.  It didn't sell at a couple of my antique shows either, so it was time for Plan C:  Repurpose.

Repurposed vintage tissue box

Mother's Day sign made from a vintage tissue box
The size of the lettering on this old sheet music cover was perfect.  Just in time for Mother's Day too.

how to repurposed a vintage tissue box
I cut out a piece of cardboard to fit inside the lid and used a glue stick to attach   the sheet music.  The last time I used a spray adhesive on sheet music, it bled right through.  A little bit of E-6000 glue holds everything in place.

turn an old tissue box into a hanging sign
Metal punch pliers are great for making clean holes in soft metals up to 18 gauge.

how to turn an old tissue box into a hanging sign
I used a 8mm jump ring to attach a 10" section of chain from an old necklace. 

tissue box
It was looking like it needed a little something extra, so I added this little flower pin to the center of the chain.

repurposed tissue box
For the box, I cut out a piece of cardboard just a little smaller than the bottom,  and a piece of black velvet about an inch larger all around. This time I used spray adhesive to attach the velvet to the cardboard.  I very carefully and professionally taped down the edges of this precisely cut piece of velvet;-)

use an old tissue box to display jewelry
I think this might just work as a way to display some of my jewelry.  Or, I could take out the velvet, throw in a linen napkin and use it as a bread basket.  Or, with glass on the bottom it would work as a container for pretty bottles.  Or......

repurpose a vintage tissue box
Box and lid back together again.

 photo signature_zpsxbkdcwit.png
I'd love for you to stay connected with My Salvaged Treasures. I'm just one click away.
 photo si facebook_zpsvxvatfjn.png photo si pinterest_zpssrtccaqw.png photo si instagram_zpsvx48g3rn.png photo si bloglovin_zps10bw9tj2.png photo si etsy_zps573jm4sh.png photo si email_zpssnroqcsq.png


  1. What a great idea! I love what you did whit this tissue box!

  2. Oh, this box is lovely! Did you have it at the show in Roseville?!?! You have such creative ideas!!!


  3. Wow! Clever ideas! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,

  4. So creative! You are amazing!

  5. Love it!! You have come up with some great ideas for its use.
    Enjoy your day.

  6. what a gorgeous transformation of something that you could not use otherwise! wow...soooo creative! well done! :)

  7. Looks lovely.I like to use vintage tissue box holders to store my jewelry bits for re-purposing.The size is good for laying out necklaces and keeping them from bunching up.

  8. You always have such amazing ideas! You really know how to think outside the (tissue) box!!! :)

  9. That was a really cool idea! Love it!!

  10. Beautiful transformation, love it!
    XXX Ido

  11. Gorgeous! The pin in the center of the chain is a perfect touch. Turning that lid into a frame is SO CLEVER, this is why you are the an inspiration to moi.

  12. That is really pretty! love it.

  13. So pretty! You are so creative!

  14. Super good idea, those were made for the old size tissue boxes...but what a great new use. Very clever.

  15. This is such a great idea!!! I have an old metal tissue box....can't wait to try this!!!

  16. Aaaaahhh!!! You're so amazing! Where do you come up with these ideas? I have one of these boxes in my space, if it hasn't sold yet I'm bringing it home to "repurpose". Thanks for the idea!

    Hugs to you Miss Betsy,

  17. What a great idea...it looks wonderful!

  18. I've said it before and it's so true -- you are so creative! Bet it wouldn't stay in your booth very long after setting-up now!!

  19. Betsy, this is one of the best re-use projects I have seen! So creative, and seriously lovely!! Such a great idea!

  20. This is very creative and a great repurpose project. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Wow, what a neat tissue box! I love the sign and how you used the box over again! Thanks for sharing. Your newest follower.

  22. I would WEEP if I received something like this!! Stunning, stunning!! What a great job you did repurposing it!!

  23. That is truly beautiful for plan C! How creative--I love it. Patty

  24. That's pretty neat - good idea and looks great. Here by way of Brambleberry Time Travel Thursday. Enjoyed my visit. Thanks, Jenn

  25. Ohhhhhhh you are good! What a cleaver transformation. I love it~~anyway you put it. Beautiful!!!

  26. You just have the most wonderful imagination!

    I especially like the way the bottom of the box turned out for jewelry display....downright cool!

    And what can I say about that tape job.......

  27. Betsy, you never cease to amaze me with your wonderful creations! I love what you did with the pieces separately, and the whole thing looks great put back together again. How versatile that piece is now!

    Thanks for linking to the party. I always love seeing your pretty projects. And with my computer back in my hands, I can now come and tell you! ;)

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  28. What a great idea, and so "green" and thrifty! Would you please post a link on my Mother’s Day Themed Linky Giveaway party? http://the4rsRamblings.blogspot.com

  29. Very cute idea. I've been closing in and adding handles to these old tissue boxes but I haven't found any cheap in months! But I don't think I've ever seen a silver one.
    Happy Mother's Day!

  30. how sweet! I have a piece that is similar. I only have the top piece that rests on top of a tissue box. I've known it would make a nice frame, just can't decide "what" to frame.

  31. Perfect!! I see tissue boxes a lot, but have never been able to see past the... tissue box. I'll definitely have a different eye from now on. Heck, I might even have one packed away I could play with.


Thank you so much for visiting My Salvaged Treasures. Your comments inspire me, so please don't leave without saying hello:-)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...