I don’t buy tissue unless someone in the family has a bad runny nose, and then I get them the nice ones with lotion! The rest of the time we go without tissues in the house, until I saw this tutorial on how to use toilet paper as a tissue refill.
It’s been awhile since I bought tissues so I didn’t have a tissue box. I did however have a box that used to hold cornmeal and it fit a small roll of toilet paper. It’s been sitting on our counter looking like we are using some special cornmeal tissue for a few weeks now. I finally got around to making it cute!
The top of the lid was easy, I just took a box cutter and slit a large “X” into it. It works perfectly.
I mod-podged some cute fall paper onto it, because our kitchen and living room are always fall colors and I can’t wait to start decorating for fall soon!
Once it dried I was able to put the toilet paper back in it and put the lid back on. I love that it’s easy to change when needed as well.
Check out these other “Almost Free” fall crafts!
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I changed out the toilet paper at work, the large rolls that businesses have, and I discovered large toilet paper rolls. My boss made fun of how excited I was about getting “trash”. He signed the inside of one of them to try to make the trash “worth something”. I didn’t sign it, but I made it worth a lot more!
I did the same thing as the Toilet Paper Pumpkins look at these instructions, the first ones are the same, but when it comes to the stem stop there and come back to this page.
Instead of making a stem I took a wire of some sort (it was electrical and bent well and my husband said he wouldn’t need anymore of it) and I hot glued raffia to it and hot glued it to the inside of the pumpkin.
For a better tutorial (made with materials you might actually have around the house) check out the tutorial I made on Arizona Mama.
This is going to work great as a Boo Gift when October 1st rolls around 🙂