I don't like having naked boxes of tissues around. I know that tissue manufacturers try to make the boxes attractive; I guess I'm sensitive about tissue box decor. But I'm also sensitive about how much tissue box covers cost at retail stores. Yikes!
So I watch for tissue box covers at thrift stores, and recently I found this little gem:
Not quite the look I wanted, but I did like the price. So I got out my trusty spray paint:
And a stencil:
I'm quite happy with my new tissue box cover! Not bad at all for 99 cents. Meanwhile, I came up with another use for an empty tissue box. I use it to store empty plastic bags. I have half a dozen re-usable bags, but I often forget to take them into stores with me. I find that plastic bags are useful for many different things, but storing them has been a challenge. Solution: stuff them down into an empty tissue box. And if you have a 99-cent decorative cover for your tissue box, you can have a plastic bag dispenser that's useful and pretty!