Tissue Box Turned Storage Bins

6 Materials
$0
1 Hour
Easy

If you are anything like me you don't just have one junk drawer... you have one too many! I know there are a lot of solutions out there to help you get organized, but why not repurpose something you have on hand to help clean the clutter. If you have some empty tissue boxes lying around this quick and easy storage solution is perfect for you! Just a little glue and fabric and these aren't simply helpful, but cute too!
SUPPLIES: -Old Tissue Boxes -Scrap Fabric Pieces -Scissors -Tacky Spray -Ruler -Marker
STEP 1: Wrap the fabric around the box to make sure it is large enough to cover all sides fully. Cut the fabric to size so there isn't too much or too little.
STEP 2: Cut the tops off of your tissue boxes.
STEP 3: Spray the bottom of the tissue box with spray glue and place it on the center of the cut fabric.
STEP 4: Take a ruler and place it against the end of the tissue box. Mark a straight line to the edge of the fabric. Repeat on all four corners. Cut small slits in the fabric along the lines you just drew to the corners of the box.
STEP 5: Use spray glue to glue the end sides in place and fold in the cut flaps glueing them down to the box.
STEP 6: Grab your spray glue yet again to finish up the job with the remaining sides. Fold the remaining flaps up and over the open edge of the box.
STEP 7: Press all the fabric into place making sure there are no bubbles.
You could fold the edges in on the last flaps to create a more finished look if you want.
Because they come in two different sizes you can customize to your needs or the the size of the drawer you are organizing! They fit like a puzzle too!
This is not staged... This is a literal before and after. I know... I am a hot mess.
These could certainly be left out of a drawer too considering how fun they become when coated in some fabric. Organize the top of a desk perhaps?
This video file cannot be played.(Error Code: 102630)
Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page. More info

Top Hometalk Projects

The Wonderful Things You Can Make With...Paper!
30 Essential Hacks For Cleaning Around Your Home
18 Fun Ways To Add Glitter To Your Home Decor
25 Christmas Wreath Ideas You Don't Want To Miss This Year
15 Memorial Day Crafts
20 Easy Projects To Help You Get Ready For Easter
15 Easy & Colorful DIY Projects For Your Home
30 Fabulous Wreath Ideas That Will Make Your Neighbors Smile
Do Your Kitchen Cabinets Need an Update?
30 Unbelievable Backyard Update Ideas
30 Neat Ideas To Upgrade Your Backyard
31 Amazing Furniture Flips You Have to See to Believe
Dollar Store Gem Backsplash
22 Ideas To Make Your Terracotta Pots Look Oh-So-Pretty
15 Genius Ways to Organize Your Bedroom

Have a question about this project?

3 of 4 questions
  • M. M..
    on Nov 22, 2016

    What did we do before spray adhesive?Actually my question is, would the cut fabric look like a big plus sign, the arms of fabric folding up to the box's sides? I couldn't get the video to work..

    • Roberta
      on Aug 16, 2017

      Mod Podge might work as well as spray adhesive.
  • Eroque022810
    on Dec 17, 2016

    I don't have fabric since I haven't sewed for over a decade. I do have scrapbook paper in pretty patterns. In your opinion do you think that would work or should purchase fabric ? Thanks

  • Kathy Lovell-Palumbo
    on Jan 7, 2018

    I'd like to try this! How large are the fabric pieces to start? I've looked on Amazon and they come in various sizes. Thanks so much!

Join the conversation

2 of 183 comments
  • KO
    on Mar 27, 2020

    This is a fun way to use up some leftover fabric and organize! Love it! You are not the only one with a drawer like that...😉

  • Sara Beth Morgan Brown
    on Mar 28, 2020

    Yes. I’m going to give it a try. Used to be crafty and sewed my own clothes and suits. Trying to pick up old skills I set aside with work, marriage and a kid. WAnt my grandchild to learn some of what my mother taught me. This will be a good starter project

Your comment...