Monday, 26 November 2012

Upcycling a Tissue Box!

Hello friends
Thank you for your emails yesterday - I will be listing the 10 lucky names tomorrow.
In this month's edition of Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine I was 
asked to do an 'upcycling' feature.  The 'mission' was to create projects from boxes.
This is a regular square tissue box that I've altered.
I chose to cut and adhere chipboard to reinforce the panels and covered those with patterned paper.
The lid piece of chipboard was scored to create a flap, I placed a magnet underneath
but you could use VELCRO®!
I've used Classic Petal Edgeabilities® under the flap and Layered Poinsettia 
and Foliage for the lid.  A smaller poinsettia for the front panel with a pretty bling heart.
It really didn't take too long to create and it always feels good to re-use something you
would normally throw away.
I have some more upcycling of box projects to share with you soon.

I have some TV news - tomorrow I will be on Create and Craft - I am doing two 
shows 3pm and 7pm called 'Paper Pleasures'. 
I'm stepping in because Dawn Bibby is unwell so it has been a little last minute.
I've been very lucky that another lady has done a lot of prep for the shows so I'm going to 
be demonstrating some of her projects but I do hope to add a few of my own -
possibly a tag or two!
I had better start making some....
Take care friends - hope none of you got blown away with the blustery weather!


Linda said...

What a lovely box
hugs Linda

Susan Flynn said...

What a fabulous box Christine, hard to imagine it was a tissue box! Lovely papers and dies. Could I ask where you get your chipboard and what type you use? I never know where to get it or what type!! Hugs Susan x

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine. This box is a real beauty. I love the papers and decorations. So Clever.

So happy you're going to be on C+C. Sorry about Dawn but wow what a stand in.

Val in Spain xxx

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine.
This is a super box,really love everything about it.
Sorry to hear Dawn is not well,but so pleased to see you back on T V,you have been really missed.
Take care. x.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
What a clever idea to recycle a tissue box, love it.
Dawn has been off air for some weeks now but it will be nice to see you. They don't ask you enough.
Have a good day.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
What a clever idea to recycle a tissue box, love it.
Dawn has been off air for some weeks now but it will be nice to see you. They don't ask you enough.
Have a good day.

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine

Hey i just love your box ,you are so creative and im certainly looking forward to seeing some more re cycling , i do like to change my craft from cards now and again .

Sad about Dawn not being well, and to be honest i check into C&C each morning ready to hit the record button, but not a lot is catching my interest at the moment .

SO i will be watching you tomorrow Christine and i will hit the button as well { dont want to miss any tags }

Have a nice day

Elaine H X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, What brilliant news, we get to see you on tv tomorrow, will look forward to that.
Your altered tissue box is fantastic, lovely and vintage looking, gorgeous papers and stunning poinsettia's.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Gorgeous upcycling here! Love the colours you have used!
Good luck with your shows tomorrow, I'll try and catch at least some of it, though I'll be at work during those times :o(

hazel said...

Morning Christine lovely box and great to hear you will be on c&c. xx hazel

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, Gorgeous box and up cycling, love the papers as usual. Good luck tomorrow with the shows, could be a bit hard not knowing what demo's have been preped. Look forward to watching. Emma

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
another superb project for us to get to grips with.
Wonderful idea no more thrown away tissue boxes.
I have a few boxes that came with different puchases, and I keep wanting to decorate them. Will get round to it soon.
Have wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Bea said...

How pretty this box is Christine - I have been looking at some of my washing detergent lift lid boxes to do the same but not decided on how to go about yet.

Toni said...

I love the recycled box Christine. It's a great idea and decorated beautifully. Good to hear you are on the television tomorrow. I'll make sure the recorder is set. Good luck with your demo's
Toni xx

Ita said...

hi Christine,love the box and the colours, looking forward to seeing you on C.C.

Lacelady said...

Pretty box! I've done exactly the same recently, and upcycled a good handful of boxes, so well done on your mission to make more.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Christine, how lovely the box is today, we all have boxes we throw away that can be upcycled. You are very clever.
Great you will be on tv again, it seems like a while doesn't it? Sorry Dawn is off though, I was only thinking she had not been on C and C in a while.
Take care
Elizabeth x

Carole Z said...

This is such an amazing upcycling project Christine..everything about it is lovely! I had better set the recorder for the 3pm show as will be at work..will catch you at 7pm though...will be good to see you back on our screens! Have fun, Carole Z X

Janice said...

Hi Christine. This is another great idea of yours and I love the papers and colours you've chosen. I too would be interested to know about the chipboard you use please.

Great news for tomorrow's tv viewing. have set my Vision box to record your shows as I will be out those times, but look forward to watching them later.
Hope you have a great day at C&C
Janice x

Janice said...

Love this idea Christine, will definately be copying this. xx Janice

Redanne said...

Hi Christine, your upcycled box is beautiful, I do them too but they don't look quite a nice as yours! Great news that you will be on our screens tomorrow! Looking forward to it. Hugs, Anne x

baconbits said...

What an amazing box - will be gettingmy die out later as need to make some for school.
Well this needs to be quick as off to make a robin out of two paper plates...... must be christmas at school
Amanda x

Anonymous said...

Evening Christine - What a brilliant and superb upcycling project absolutely love it and will be using this idea for three of my granddaughters as an extra Xmas surprise. Looking forward to your C&C shows tomorrow but will have to record and watch in evening (when other half is out!).
Val C x

Anonymous said...

Oh brill so glad you are doing the shows tomorrow.
Looking forward to the tags you will hopefully make as i am just getting into making tags.
Love the altered tissue box must try this one

CraftyJo said...

It's a lovely box Christine, good luck with the impromptu shows tomorrow.

Craftychris said...

What a fabulous box and such a fab idea! I hope your shows go well tomorrow, I will be watching! xx

melanie said...

Great up cycle but i wouldn`t know where to start ,thanks for your reply I will look into it , great you are on T,V tomorrow , I did know about Dawn she put something on her F.B acc , Will hav eto hit record as At the hospital then,but should catch evening one ,drive carefully.Melanie

Carolyn H. said...

Hi Christine, Oh dear, I missed a couple of days blog - visiting relatives afar and fighting the elements I did'nt get chance to fireup the old PC.but I must say, you have been very busy and I loved yesterday's Tag.
Your upcycled box today is a lovely idea.I just love upcycled items, you should be proud of yourself coming up with such ideas.
Will be looking out for you on TV tomorrow - especially those TAGS!!
C.B.W. Carolyn x

Elaine said...

Fab box christine, darn it im at work so will miss the first show as ill be at work. But will catch the 7pm one. Have fun and safe journey

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