Friday, December 17, 2010

Love Puffs....Hate The Box!



This time of year we all need our Puffs!
But they come in the ugliest boxes I have ever seen!
While using one of my puffs today,
I decided to give my box a quick makeover! 


Got an old paper back book with brown pages,
my glue stick,
an craft knife,
some rubber stamps,
an ink pad,
and I was on my way!


I just applied the glue to the box
and pressed down the pages.
No certain order, just what every strikes your fancy!
Was super easy!


Took my knife and cut out the top and that was that!


I thought a few rubber stamps might make it look a little better.
But you have to put your fingers inside the box
so you can have something to press the stamp on!
The first stamp I made, messed up,
not to worry,
I just pasted another piece of paper over my mistake!


You could paste ribbon or pictures on here,
but I decided since the box would be empty in a couple of weeks,
I wouldn't get to crafty with it!
That way I won't worry about throwing it in the trash!


This little project only took me about 10 minutes and I enjoy doing it!



Now my Puffs box looks like a work of art!
Much better! Don't you think?

37 comments:

Amy said...

Submit this to the Puffs people maybe it will inspire them to get with the times and put some style to their boxes! I have mine hidden in the cupboards or if I am sick stuffed behind the pillows of the couch. Tee hee
Amy

NanaDiana said...

Okay- You and me~ Baby! I hate all those Puffs and Kleenex boxes too. I have been known to save the ones I like....gently undo the bottom flap and refill them from an uglier box. Is that sad, or what? They used to have some cute Christmas ones but I can't even find those this year.

I love your little dressed up Tbox...and you can always read it while you sit and blow your nose... Smiles- Diana

janet said...

oh my goodness girl! too cute!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Love the redo!! I agree about the tissue boxes. I guess they match some people's decor, but not mine.:) I covered a small tote box that soap, etc., came in from WmSo that I use in my half bath for odds and ends - looks much better.
Enjoy your weekend.

Sandi said...

LOVE IT! I am always digging around looking for a pretty kleenex box. Just a hint...you could rubber stamp before you put the paper on the box to save you the frustration. I am definitely going to do this!!
Blessings~

Miss Sandy said...

Fun idea but I would not throw it away when it is empty, foof it up and store bits of ribbons or lace or clippings for collage in there! You have me eyeing my Puffs box, hee hee!

Have a great weekend!

trash talk said...

Don't throw it away after it's empty. How great would it be as a ribbon or string dispenser?
Like I told ya...some are born to decorate and.....
Debbie

Faded Charm said...

Great idea! I also think they are such ugly boxes....I actually try to buy the ones with brown. I use a planter made from small ceiling tiles that my husband made in one of our bathrooms. Maybe we could "get rich quick" if we think of some wonderful idea for an easy tissue paper cover....LOL.

Kathleen

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

Good idea and why do they make the boxes so God awful ugly?
I mean seriously, it is something we have to have out to use - so why not up the style factor?
tammy

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I totally agree! Love the tissues, not a fan of the designs on the boxes!

June said...

Theresa, you are such a clever girl! Now I could have that box on my bedstand. Love it!

Your little ironstone problem is a problem I would love to have. I don't know how in the world you could part with any of it!!!! What a beautiful collection.
Wishing you a wonderful Christmas dear friend.
Okay, I'll show some full room shots soon. But remember, my house isn't nearly as awesome as yours.
hugs to you...

The Feathered Nest said...

YOU GO GIRL!!! I hate those ugly boxes TOO!!! This is the best idea ever...now you can have the sniffles in style :) Don't we all just want to look at all things beautiful??? I hope you have a wonderful Christmas Theresa ~ hugs and love, Dawn

Cassie said...

This is just a scream! I love it....and I'm dyin' to know where you found a Mona Lisa stamp! Too cool!
Happiest of Holidays to you!

Lori Miller, Round barn Potting Co. said...

Oh Miss T ....the talent and creativity your mind holds.

I love the new box! I would buy them even if I hated puffs!

Cheers and Merry Christmas, L

Jackie said...

brilliant!
jackie
bliss farm antiques

Anne Marie said...

Hi Theresa...you could totally sell those! great idea....

have a great weekend!

Donna said...

What a great idea! I just love projects that involve old book pages, so this is right up my alley! Maybe Puffs will hire you to design their boxes:)!

Cabin and Cottage said...

Total simple genious! Trader joe's had some fun and good looking T boxes, but the tissues left a lot to be desired and they were a bit pricey. I bought em anyway. Jacqueline

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

This is what I call "elevating the ordinary"...LOVE your idea and your box!!!

Rebecca said...

Hey Sweetie
What a great project! How cute is that... ha I bet you wished you would have gotten the white kleenexes... it's just cuz I know you!
Thank you so much for my birthday wishes... you have become so dear to me and I am so glad the Lord has put you into my life.
Have a great weekend
Love ya
Rebecca

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Oh girl, I'm laughing right now because that is SO something I would do and it is SO something my boys in my house would tease me about! Love it! I may have to get busy on my tissue boxes right away!

Hugs,
Judy

Laura said...

That is so smart.
Boy I've needed my Puffs this winter.
Enjoyed visiting-

Merry Christmas!

Laura
White Spray Paint

the gypsy chick said...

oh my word! this is genius!!!!

i hope that you have a very blessed christmas & a beautiful new year!
xoxo
amy
oh & i am having a give away on my blog if you would like to stop over & enter ;)

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

All I can say is it must be REALLY cold in Kentuckyvulle...

...now why don't you work your magic on one of those cheap wooden tissue boxes from Hobby Lobby that you can keep permanently, just pop it over the box...you are just the most funnest brainiac!!!

sharon
aka:nut

Karena said...

You have so inspired me!!!

Joyeaux Noel!

I have a New Giveaway from My Sparrow, so do come and enter!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Rhonda Roo said...

The mark of a true genius, i would say, is one who by inspiration is seized when she doth reach for a kleenex post sneeze.

:)

Excellent! Your whole world is made lovelier by you being in it!!

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Too stinkin cute!
Beth

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Very clever, TOT!

Amy

English Cottage in Georgia said...

I love what your Kleenex box solution! I too deplore the tissue boxes and have not found many creative, pretty substitutions.

Diana said...

I love this idea!! It is so true love my Puffs but dislike the box. Now I have all kinds of ideas...maybe i will let my grandkids do some boxes for me.

Passionate for White said...

I LOVE that you continue to come up with "out of the box" stuff! You are SO crafty!

Burlap Luxe said...

MS. "T"
Well youy know I love Paper and I cover it on everything! I even have bits of it on my wire cloche Tree.

Thank you for visiting me and leaving a dear comment.
I love the tissue box, its not what I would have thought of off hand!! BUT! I am thinking about it NOW!!!

Lets see what can I cover now :)

You too are an inspiration to our world of blog.

Have a beautiful Joyeux Noel
xx
Dore

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

You could seriously market these! What a great idea because I hate the box sitting out too! It looks like gorgeous decor like this!

Love it!

Lou Cinda

Ann said...

Now it looks so cool...
has its own identity than just an ugly box:)

Chateau Chic Boutique said...

You're so right - those boxes are so ugly. What a cute idea you had! I love this! This might be an easier project than the bling tree, ha-ha!
CHRISTmas blessings to you dear!
Missy

saltbox treasures said...

Your puffs are pretty :)
Merry Christmas!
~ Julie

Mountain Blessings said...

Who would have thought! Now that is an awesome idea. I am loving looking around your blog, thank you for sharing. Marla

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