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How to make a washcloth organizer from a tissue box

Don't throw away that empty tissue box! It will come in handy to make this useful DIY organizer for the bathroom. Prevent guests from digging through the linen closet for washcloths by creating a washcloth organizer.
When selecting decorative paper to cover the sides of the tissue box, consider using scrapbook paper. This type of paper is pretty sturdy; a thin paper, such as wrapping paper, may not hold up well in a bathroom. Mix and match different colors of paper, or use one pattern for a more uniform appearance. Show off the finished product by filling it with washcloths and displaying it on a vanity.
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Materials
- Rectangular tissue box
- Scissors
- Craft paper
- Black marker
- Washable clear glue
- Hot glue gun
- Glue stick
- 5/8-inch polyester ribbon
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Instructions
1. Remove all tissues from a tissue box.
2. Cut the top off the tissue box.
3. Place a sheet of decorative craft paper on a flat surface.
4. Lay the tissue box on its backside — with the "U" shaped opening facing forward — on the craft paper.
5. Line up the bottom of the box with the bottom of the craft paper.
6. Trace the shape of the box on the paper with a marker.
7. Cut the rectangular shape out of the craft paper.
8. Place the rectangular shape of craft paper on a flat surface.
9. Flip the tissue box over; lay the side with the "U" shaped opening on the craft paper.
10. Line up the craft paper to make sure it is even with the side of the box.
11. Trace the "U" shape on the craft paper with a marker.
12. Cut the "U" shape out of the craft paper.
13. Apply clear glue to the side of the tissue box with the "U" shaped opening.
14. Adhere the decorative paper to the tissue box.
15. Trace the other three sides of the tissue box onto craft paper.
16. Cut the patterns out of the craft paper.
17. Apply clear glue to all sides of the tissue box; adhere decorative paper to the box to cover all sides.
18. Allow glue to dry.
19. Squeeze hot glue to a bottom corner of the box.
20. Place one end of the ribbon on the glue; press down on the ribbon.
21. Squeeze additional dots of glue to each corner of the box. Secure the ribbon to the glue. Cover the bottom of the box with a line of ribbon.
22. Cut the ribbon to free it from the spool. Secure the loose end of ribbon to the box with hot glue.
23. Allow glue to dry.
24. Place the washcloth organizer on a sink, vanity, or shelf. Fill the box with folded or rolled up washcloths in an array of colors or patterns.
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