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Feb 16

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Tissue Box Upcycle

This tissue box has been upcycled to help find a cure for breast cancer.  I needed something bigger and had to think outside the mason jar to come up with a holder for spoons and forks for upwards of 50+ people in my home for the Peace, Love, and Chocolate fundraiser.


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Step by Step

I started with your standard Kleenex box.



Here are all of the materials I used – tissue box, modge podge, scissors, scrapbook paper, breast cancer awareness foamies, washi tape, and flowers.  If that looks like Hubby’s sock in the background, you are correct.  Keep reading and you will see why.


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We enjoy watching the Superbowl, but are not big football fans.  So this was my craft project while watching the game.  I refer you to Exhibit A.  And yes, you can see some of the decorations for the fundraiser are already up.


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I wrapped and modge podged the box in the scrapbook paper and then gave it a washi tape trim.


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I added cut out hearts to two of the sides, and flowers to one of the sides.  It was pretty easy, actually and didn’t take a lot of time.  I finished before halftime.


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The Final Product

Here is the final product and yes, it does hold the requisite amount of forks.  See the foamies on one of the sides?


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And the heart and flowers on the other side.


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What do you use to hold utensils for parties?  Do you use Mason Jars?  What about larger sized parties?


Love, hugs, and grabbing a fork.




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  1. Susan@Organized31

    Holly, you know I love a good upcycled project and I lo-ove your utensil holder! I have a utensil holder I bought years ago that I use, but have been looking for something a little more upscale lately.

    1. Holly

      Hi Susan – I knew you would love this project! While it’s certainly not “upscale”, it looks quite lovely on the table inviting my guests to eat lots and lots of chocolate and donate lots and lots of money to cancer research! Hugs, Holly

  2. Erlene

    I love repurposing things and making them into something useful. The older I’ve gotten, the more I’ve realized how wasteful we are. Stopping by from Snickerdoodles Sunday Linkup.

    1. Holly

      Hi Erlene – Thank you for stopping by. It was a lot of fun to make this for the party. Hugs, Holly

  3. Jennifer Johnson

    Adorable and clever!

    1. Holly

      Hi Jennifer – Thanks so much and thanks for stopping by! Hugs, Holly

  4. YoungMiller

    This is so special! It is the kind of thing that makes a house into a home. Thanks!

    1. Holly

      Thank you, very sweet! Hugs, Holly

  5. Kristina

    I’ve always wanted to find something useful for those tissue boxes, this is excellent and pretty too! Thanks for linking it up to Snickerdoodle Sunday

    1. Holly

      Hi Kristina – Mine was obviously very specific to the fundraiser, but with a little scrapbook paper and some embellishments, you can do anything with these boxes! Hugs, Holly

  6. Geri c

    Love the transformation of the tissue box! Stopping by (late) from #SITSBlogging!

    1. Holly

      Hi Geri – Better late than never! Thanks so much for visiting my little world. Hugs, Holly

  7. Corinne

    I love this! I love geometric shapes in decorating so the square shape of the box makes me very happy. I especially love that I can make one whenever I want with things I already have on hand!

    1. Holly

      Hi Corinne – It was so quick and easy to make and versatile for any reason. Hugs, Holly

  8. Holly @ My Plant-Based Family

    I host a monthly cooking class and I’ve been wanting to find a fun way to “dispense” the flat ware. I end up just putting them on the counter next to the plates or stick them in cups.

    1. Holly

      Hi Holly – You could do a food or kitchen theme on the box for your cooking class – fun! Hugs, Holly

  9. Melissa @ A Prudent Life

    Cute idea! I love a good upcycled project. I use a basket now, but this would take up less counter space! Thanks for linking up at Thursday STYLE!

    1. Holly

      Hi Melissa – I was supposed to make two, but only had time for one. A mason jar it is for the other table! Hugs, Holly

  10. CJ Huang

    What a creative and pretty utensil holder! Boxes are great for upcycling, especially with a bit of decoration on the outside. :)

    1. Holly

      Hi CJ – Thank you for visiting. It was a fun project to make! Hugs, Holly

  11. Katie @ Addicted 2 DIY

    I love your upcycled projects! You make such beautiful things out of stuff I would have never thought to even keep!

    1. Holly

      Hi Katie – Susan at Organized 31 is my inspiration for not letting trash go to waste! Hugs, Holly

  12. lorraine williamson

    thanks for sharing loving all the crafts I’m finding to make with the boys. thanks for sharing visiting from moonlight and mason jars hop have a great day

    1. Holly

      Hi Lorraine – The beauty of this one is that you can customize it for anything you need or any occasion! Hugs, Holly

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