Monogrammed Tissue Box Cover

It’s time for this month’s installment of Trash to Treasure!

If this is your first time seeing our Trash to Treasure series, here’s the scoop:

Each month your hosts take an item that most would consider trash and turn it into a treasure for $10 or less.

Your hosts are:

Me :)

Karianne from Thistlewood Farms

Jamie from So Much Better with Age

Shannon from AKA Design

Carmel from Our Fifth House (Guest Host)

This month, I took a lovely mallard designed tissue box cover and turned it into a classic monogrammed tissue box cover.

Monogrammed Tissue Box Cover {} #monogram #tissuebox #diyI picked up this beauty at Goodwill for $1 during the last half-off Goodwill sale day.

Monogrammed Tissue Box Cover {} #monogram #tissuebox #diyHail the mallard era.

And praise God that ship has sailed.

Anytime I see a mallard, I think of Bunny and Charlotte.

Monogrammed Tissue Box Cover {} #monogram #tissuebox #diyYes, Bunny and Charlotte from Sex and the City. When Charlotte begins remodeling Trey’s apartment, Bunny shows up and insists moving the mallard back to the study where it “lives.”

In the end, Charlotte prevails.

I’m sure Bunny would not approve of this makeover.

Good thing she’s fictional.

I started by giving the tissue box cover a couple coats of Rust-Oleum Heirloom White.

Monogrammed Tissue Box Cover {} #monogram #tissuebox #diy

To dress it up a little, I added two strips of green Scotch Expressions tape along the bottom edge.

Y’all know, I had to have some green on there! But, you should be proud that I did resist putting any navy on it.

I used my new Silhouette Portrait to cut out the Ls for the monograms and adhered them on with Mod Podge.

Monogrammed Tissue Box Cover {} #monogram #tissuebox #diy

If you don’t have a Silhouette, you can check out my DIY Monogram Tray to see how to make a monogram easily without one.

I decided to do a few different font types for the Ls.

Monogrammed Tissue Box Cover {} #monogram #tissuebox #diyYa know, just in case one day I feel more classy than modern.

Wait, I don’t think the word “classy” has ever been associated with me. Scratch that.

Monogrammed Tissue Box Cover {} #monogram #tissuebox #diy

Monogrammed Tissue Box Cover {} #monogram #tissuebox #diyTotal Cost:

Tissue Box Cover – $1

Cardstock for the Ls – $0.50

Expressions Tape – Already had

Spray Paint – $4

TOTAL: $5.50

Was it worth $5.50?

Don’t forget to see what treasure the other gals came up with:

Trash to Treasure Series

Trash to Treasure {Our Fifth House}DIY No Sew Backpack from Our Fifth House

Trash to Treasure {Thistlewood Farms}Vintage House Number Plaque from Thistlewood Farms

Trash to Treasure {So Much Better With Age}Faux Zinc Locker from So Much Better with Age

Trash to Treasure {AKA Design}Layered and Painted Wood Box from AKA Design

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  1. says

    ha – I literally laughed out loud at the Bunny/Charlotte reference – I totally remember that episode! Super cute – can’t beat it for a $1

  2. says

    Awesome job girl! I can’t believe those green stripes are tape! I would have never guessed that! I totally remember that scene mallard scene!! I would’ve passed those mallards by for sure. Good eye!

  3. says

    Love this idea! We have allergy sufferers at my house so we need Kleenex in every room, but I hate the way they look. I have a few tissue box covers but not enough for every room. This is a great, affordable way to remedy that problem…thanks!

  4. says

    Hi Jenna – ROLLING on this one… before I even scrolled down I had the Bunny episode in my head too! The thrift store where I am isn’t as classy as yours with the fancy mallards. I’m wondering if you can do the same concept on a regular ole cardboard box of Kleenex? Hummmm…. You got me scratchin the noggin on that one… Hugs, Holly

    • says

      Haha! So glad I could get you rolling, Holly! I just love Sex and the City! I’m not sure about doing the same thing with a regular box of Kleenex, you would have to get out the tissues and then put them back. I see these tissue box covers all the time at our thrift stores here, but I have also seen just basic ones that are inexpensive at Target and Bed, Bath, and Beyond!

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