19+ Uses for Old Tissue Boxes
Unfortunately, cold and flu season is coming up. When illness strikes, our household can easily use one or two tissue boxes a week. That’s a lot of garbage piling up! Before throwing your boxes in the trash, consider some of these uses for tissue boxes:
- Store plastic grocery bags rather than just letting them scatter under your kitchen sink they way I have previously been storing them.
- Use the boxes to store receipts and other notes, business cards or small papers that tend to get lost in a drawer.
- Store your dryer lint in tissue boxes to use as fire starter for a wood burning stove or campfire.
- Cut off the top of a rectangular box to make an easy recipe card holder.
- Keep small dog or cat toys organized (would not use for puppies because they will just chew it up).
- Cut the tops off the tissue boxes and glue a couple together to make drawer organizers. You can organize jewelry, socks, office supplies, more.
- The square tissue boxes make great crayon and marker holders for your kids. Four of them glue together makes a great craft center.
- Keep a couple nearby while sewing or crafting to keep or dispose of scraps.
- Use tissue boxes as mini trash bins for your car. Here are some of our best travel tips.
- Use the long rectangular tissue boxes for storing earbuds and cellphone chargers in the car.
- Cut off the top and cover with scrapbook paper (or glue fabric). Add small scraps of fabric, washcloths, or scarves to make a tiny doll bed.
- Keep birthday cards, post cards and photos safe in a regtangular tissue box with the top cut off. Then you can safely store it in a drawer or a box.
- Reuse the pretty designed tissue boxes to make gift tags.
- Use them for drawings at fundraisers. They also work well for Secret Santa or White Elephant gift exchanges.
- Make cute Valentine’s Mailboxes (great idea for teachers!)
- Create easy gift boxes by cutting off the top of the box and covering it in wrapping paper. Place the gift inside and cover it with tissue paper. It’s a nice alternative to a gift bag for a small or fragile gift.
- Cut the top off a square tissue box and cover it in red and white checkered fabric. Then use it to hold plastic utensils at a backyard barbeque or picnic.
- Make bookmarks by cutting the tissue boxes into 1×4 inch rectangles. The cut a whole in the top left corner and tie a ribbon at the top. You can even cover the other side with paper and stickers (the kids will enjoy helping with that project).
- There are several ways that you can reuse tissue boxes as home decor around your home without people even realizing they are actually looking at tissue boxes! Check out these cool ideas.
- Kids LOVE crafts! The sky is the limit when it comes to uses for tissue boxes. Here are just some fun ideas. Feel free to add your own ideas and/or photos.
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