This DIY Tissue Jar is the Perfect Way to Use Your Coloring Pages
Finally, a tissue holder that matches your home décor!
By Kate Morin
Even with the wide variety of patterns printed on their packages these days, it’s tough to find a box of tissues that perfectly matches your home décor, amirite? This simple, totally customizable DIY project is the answer to your chic tissue holder prayers. Instead of the traditional box, this craft uses a mason jar covered in your completed coloring pages. Read on for our easy instructions.
Want to craft along with us? We are using the “Rose Bouquets” coloring page by Katie Vaz.
- 1 quart-sized mason jar with 2-piece band-style lid
- 3-4 laser-printed color copies of your completed coloring page printed on standard copy paper
- 1 completed coloring page colored (or laser printed) on Cardstock
- Mod Podge
- Foam brush
- Tissues (Kleenex’s “Perfect Fit” tissues fit in a quart-sized jar perfectly)
What to Do:
1. Start by making the top for your jar. Trace the opening to the jar onto your coloring page printed on cardstock.
2. Cut out the circle and check that it fits properly into the ring of your mason jar. (You can discard the flat part of the lid or save it for later — you only need the band section for this project.)
3. Now you need to cut the slit where your tissues will come out. Gently fold the circle in half and cut a small slit in the center of the circle. Now unfold, fold in the other direction, and add another slit. When you unfold the circle, you should have an X-shaped cut in the center of the circle.
4. Now push the circle into the band and set aside.
5. Now we’ll cut up the designs that will cover your jar. Start by trimming off the white edges from the paper.
6. Once your white edges are trimmed, cut your coloring pages into rough squares. They don’t have to be perfect or even all the same size, so don’t stress! Just clip, clip, clip.
7. Now you can start applying the squares to your jar. First, add a thin layer of Mod Podge directly to the glass. Next, place a square on top and gently apply Mod Podge on top of the design until it’s well-adhered to the jar. We suggest starting in the center of the jar with larger squares and using the smaller squares around the edges.
8. Repeat step 7 until the whole jar is covered. When you get to the edges of the jar, you can always use scissors to trim the squares to better fit the straight edge. Once covered, let dry completely.
9. Once the jar is dry, add the tissues. The tissues inside a Kleenex Perfect Fit container will work perfectly for this jar. Simply remove the roll of tissues from the package and slip it right inside the jar.
10. Stick the end of the center tissue through the top of the jar, screw it on, and you have a totally customized, stylish tissue holder.