Do you go all out for St. Patrick’s Day or barely give it a nod?
I don’t do a lot of decorating for St. Patrick’s Day but I do like to have some little touches around the house as a nod to my Irish roots.
These reversible tissue box covers allow me to do that without having a lot of decorations that need to be stored away for eleven months the year.
This set has Valentine’s fabric on one side and shamrock fabric on the other. I put them out mid January with the red heart fabric facing out and then after February 14th, they’re reversed to welcome spring and all things green.
Once you have the pattern, which I show you how to make in my Reversible Tissue Box Cover Tutorial, each one only takes about an hour to sew.
A few hours sewing with some fun, seasonal fabrics and you can solve the problem of ugly tissue boxes forever!
The tall, slim one is brightening up the guest bathroom:
This shorter on sits on our kitchen counter beside a small chalk board sign that I picked up at the dollar store a couple of years ago. This year, I blinged it up a bit with some stick-on green gem accents.
And this larger tissue box sits on the side table at the end of the couch where I watch TV and embroider, knit and crochet. In the interest of keeping things real, there’s usually an Ott light, scissors and other crafts supplies crowded on the table as well.
Last year, I made a new one for the desk in my office/sewing room. Archimedes Pincushion likes to hang out on the desk and watch me work. 🙂
Once March is over, I’ll switch them out again for covers with spring flowers that reverse for Memorial Day and 4th of July.
You might want to make some as a gift for Mother’s Day. Or how about using your Dad’s favorite sport or team novelty fabric for a unique addition to his desk as a Father’s Day gift.
And wouldn’t they be quick and easy, not to mention, inexpensive end of year Teacher Gifts that would actually get used year after year!
While we’re thinking ahead… you could search your stash for fall and Halloween fabrics or Thanksgiving and Christmas fabrics. It never hurts to get a running head start on the holidays with quick projects that can be made in an evening.
If you’re like me, you have more than enough fabrics to make Reversible Tissue Box covers for every occasion.
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This post originally appeared on Super Mom – No Cape in March of 2016. It has been updated with all new photos and text.