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Tissue Box Covers Reversed for St. Patrick’s Day

Tissue Box Covers Reversed for St. Patrick’s Day

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.

Photo of Three reversible tissue box covers made with shamrock fabric in different sizes

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:

Tall tissue box cover made with shamrock fabric sitting on washroom counter in front of a folded towel

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.

Shamrock fabric reversible tissue box cover on kitchen counter beside a Happy St. Patrick's Day sign and decoration

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.

Large shamock fabric tissue box cover on living room side table pictured with a cup of tea

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. 🙂

Clover fabric reversible tissue box cover on desk in office with a small owl pincushion and a note book

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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Collage photo, top photo of 3Reversible St. Patrick's Day Tissue Box Covers, bottom photo short tissue box cover with Happy St Patrick's Day sign




This post originally appeared on Super Mom – No Cape in March of 2016. It has been updated with all new photos and text.

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  • Nana K
    March 2, 2019 8:22 am

    Thank you so much for the pattern and tutorial. I liked your post so much that I featured it in my Saint Patricks Day round-up You are a Super Mom to make these reversible!! Love that idea.

  • Kristie
    March 1, 2019 12:23 am

    Adorable, and reversible too!

    • Super Mom No Cape
      March 3, 2019 9:30 am

      Thank you Kristie!

  • Renee
    March 14, 2016 9:00 pm

    I just love these. Someday soon, I need to set aside the time to make a few!

  • Celtic Thistle Stitches
    March 12, 2016 2:53 am

    Love the staging 🙂 We shall be in Dublin for the St Patrick’s Day weekend so will be seeing lots of shamrocks and wearing lots of green!

  • Mary Anne
    March 10, 2016 8:43 pm

    It would be such fun to have these for every reason and season. I like this one!

  • Rachel
    March 10, 2016 5:47 pm

    You get plenty of mileage out of them, that’s for sure!

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