My lovely daughter goes back to Uni next Sunday :( and I'm collecting together bits and bobs. I bought a box of 45p Morrisons Savers tissues, but as she wanted her room to be filled with pretty things, I decided to make a cover for the box. First of all I used some old cardstock and made a box just slightly bigger than the tissue box itself. Leaving the bottom section out so that it can slip on and off the box.
Then I took the tissues out of box, carefully opened out the original box and traced around the tissue dispensing oval. I glued the box back together, and cut out the oval shape (I think if I were to do this again, I'd wait until I covered with my paper before cutting out, but i wasn't sure if my template would work). I mitred the edges of the template card and glued.
I then covered whole thing in patterned paper and again cut out oval. Once mitred and glued I cut end panels in patterned paper to cover joins.
Then I added decoration, not sure how much she'd like, we settled on a flower with button centre at one side and a little bit of ribbon on the other. I tried to neaten the top, then went around the inside of the oval with a silver paint pen just to bring it all together and in case any stray bits of cardboard template showed through.
So now DD can buy cheap savers tissues, but have them covered with a pretty 'coat'.