Small Tissue Box
Designed by Lisa Haney
This tissue box is half the size of a regular one. You simply cut your tissues in half and save by doubling the amount of tissues you have to use. No more wasting a big tissue when a small one will do!
Recommended Makin’s® Tools
Small Box (I used a Luna® Bar box)
Corn Starch (I keep mine in a small sock and gently pounce it where needed)
Large Oval Cutter
Small Mixing Cup
Once the clay has dried, use the scissors to trim the clay to fit INSIDE of the box. This is to ensure the bottom of the tissue box will be smaller than the top of the tissue box. The top of the tissue box should slide over the bottom when the tissue box is complete.
Glue the sides, one at a time, to the bottom of the box using the SureHold® Plastic Surgery® Super Gel. The gel is great because it isn’t runny and there is enough time to get the sides positioned properly on the box.
Create another sheet of white clay on the largest setting (#1) of the clay machine. Because you will be running the texture sheet through the Ultimate Clay Machine™ with the clay, it is a good idea to use cornstarch as a clay release on the Makin’s Clay® Diamond Texture Sheet. (If you were applying the texture by just applying pressure by hand, the cornstarch is not necessary.) Run the sheet back through the clay machine with the texture sheet (make sure the side with the corn starch touches the clay.) Cut the clay sheet a little larger than the top of the Luna® box. Cut the center out of the piece with a large oval cutter.
Create sheets for the sides of the box the same way – run white clay through the clay machine, apply the corn starch release, run both through the clay machine, and cut each strip a little larger than the sides of the box. Let the clay dry 24 hours.
Mix Diamond Glaze with the alcohol ink and paint all of the textured sheets. Make sure to paint the sides. Let the glaze dry.
Cut a stack of tissues in half and place in the bottom of the box.
Place the lid on the box and now you have a great money saving tissue box.