DIY Pretty Vintage Storage Box


Hi, everyone! Who doesn't like vintage and shabby chic?! Right? :) I turned one of my empty tissue boxes into cute vintage storage box. Super easy, few materials and things to store inside.
What you need:
1. Empty tissue box;
2. Glue;
3. Scrapbook paper or decorative contact paper;
4. Ribbon and 4 small beads (or button) to secure the top (optional).
Here are the steps:
1. Cut the top part of the box, but not all the way. Leave the back part to form an opening cover.
2. Use a decorative contact paper – this is the easiest way, but since I didn’t have such, I just printed this design on a normal A4 paper and then covered it with transparent contact paper for glossy finish.
3. Cover all sides of the box with the contact paper.
4. With some white thread, tie up all of the beads and form them into a button shape.
5. Then glue them to the center of the non moving part of the box.
6. Make a small loop from the ribbon and glue it. This is used for securing the lid.
7. I used a colorful tissue paper flower to decorate the top.
And that's it!

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2 questions
  • Donna Grace Nugent
    on Oct 27, 2016

    How can you make this box sturdier?

    • GBJ
      on Jan 13, 2019

      You could possibly do this project with a shoe box that has the lid attached.

  • Meredith Black
    on Apr 6, 2017




    what do you do about the opening on the top?
    • KJ Miller
      on Nov 6, 2018

      Nadine, I absolutely LOVE those brilliant ideas and they are super creative! Before I came across this project idea, I actually created a poject similar to this one with a shoe box and gift wrapping paper. Meredith, if you’re afraid of accidentally poking a hole in the opening of the tissue box, if you use scrapbook paper or contact paper that Paulina mentions, it’s a thicker type of paper sorta like construction paper (from school days lol.) So if you have the tissue box but have already thown the top piece away, it won’t affect it much. You may have more of a texture issue than anything (since there would be a hole there the paper may sink in some.) A possible solution you may want to try is you could layer up whatever type of paper that you go with, outline the opening, cut it out and either tape or glue in the hole? That should also help with the texture issues as well.

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  • User
    on Dec 19, 2016

    Can i have the information in french please

  • Delphine Ward
    on Apr 7, 2017

    I am not a very 'crafty' person, but I am going to see what I can do covering a tissue box, for starters.
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