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This crafty content was made in partnership with Kleenex® Brand. All opinions are my own.

When you live life as a crafter, every surface becomes a potential project. Every empty bottle, every empty jar…and every empty Kleenex® tissue box is an opportunity for upcycled goodness. Now, I’ll be honest – there are times when “upcycling” just turns into a somewhat sad finished project…but right now is not that time. Right now, I’m going to show you what is perhaps that coolest upcycled DIY in the history of ever.

Around these parts, we use our fair share of Kleenex® tissues. Between my allergies and Markus’ toddler sniffles, it’s a good idea for us to have a nice stash on hand. To save a few dollars and a few trips to the store, we stock up at Costco…land of all things bulk and beautiful. And it doesn’t hurt that you can snag a frozen pizza sample while you’re there! From April 17, 2019 until May 12, 2019,  Costco members will save $4 on Kleenex® Ultra Soft, Trusted Care and Soothing Lotion tissues.

Now since I know you, I know you love to save some money and I also know you love a crafty project. Let’s do both! Grab an empty tissue box and let’s start making…brace yourself…extreme clever cuteness is ahead.

Upcycled Kleenex Box DIYs for Earth Day | damask love

STEP ONE:

Head out to your local Costco and grab your Kleenex® tissues! Or snag them online here. Once you’ve used the contents, it’s time to get crafty!

Upcycled Kleenex Box DIYs for Earth Day | damask love

Upcycled Kleenex Box DIYs for Earth Day | damask love

STEP TWO:

Gather your supplies! You’ll need some scrapbook paper, a ruler, a craft knife, scissors, glue …and of course your Kleenex® tissue box!

Upcycled Kleenex Box DIYs for Earth Day | damask love

STEP THREE:

Use the ruler and craft knife to cut the box in half as shown.

Upcycled Kleenex Box DIYs for Earth Day | damask love

Upcycled Kleenex Box DIYs for Earth Day | damask love

STEP FOUR:

Use a marker to trace a half circle shape onto the bottom half of the box. Then use scissors to cut it out.

Upcycled Kleenex Box DIYs for Earth Day | damask love

Upcycled Kleenex Box DIYs for Earth Day | damask love

Upcycled Kleenex Box DIYs for Earth Day | damask love

STEP FIVE:

Now it’s time to cover the bottom half of the box with scrapbook paper. When covering the curved edge, you’ll want to fringe the paper as shown then glue down the strings along the edge of the curve.

VOILA! You’ve made a perfect notepaper holder for your desk!! But wait! We still need to make something with that other half of the tissue box!

Upcycled Kleenex Box DIYs for Earth Day | damask love

Upcycled Kleenex Box DIYs for Earth Day | damask love

STEP SIX:

Flatten the top of the tissue box then cover it with scrapbook paper. You’ll want to cover both sides of the flattened box top.

Upcycled Kleenex Box DIYs for Earth Day | damask love

STEP SEVEN:

Fold in three flaps of the box top and glue them together. Leave one flap unglued.

Upcycled Kleenex Box DIYs for Earth Day | damask love

Upcycled Kleenex Box DIYs for Earth Day | damask love

STEP EIGHT:

Slide a photo into the flaps…

DONE! You’ve transformed the top of your tissue box into an adorable easel-style photo frame!

Together these two projects make the perfect duo for decorating your desk at work or at home…and to think it all started with a trip to Costco and a box of Kleenex® tissues!

13 thoughts on “Upcycled Kleenex DIYs for Earth Day

  1. Super cute! I just emptied a Kleenex box and was getting ready to toss it in the recycle bin, but not now. Thanks for the fabulous idea.

  2. This is great.. and would love to have know if you would be interested sharing your content on a project im working on with majorgist.com. We are curating content from “DIY” and “How To” websites for a DIY category on the site (run 3 online).

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