Happy Monday everyone! We’re kicking off the week with Brooke and another wonderful craft that I know you’ll love. Check out her story and DIY!
I work an 8-5 job in downtown Phoenix which is also home to a number of antique stores. One thing I love to do at lunch is stop by some of my favorites for inspiration or to hunt for treasures. It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the sea of tchotchkes but this gold, ornate box jumped out at me while scanning the aisles. I instantly fell in love as it reminded me of something my Grandma had in her bathroom when I visited as a child though she probably still has it sitting out. It had to be mine not only for the nostalgia of it, but it was gold, ornate and feminine.
While leaning for a tissue one day, I realized how versatile the tissue holder could be. I tend to save some my larger condiment jars so I ran to the kitchen to grab one. I removed the Kleenex box and inserted a large pickle jar, it couldn’t have been a better fit. My tissue holder could double as a vase holder or even a candle holder for the light to filter through. I love it, so simple and with so many functions just depending on my mood. I’d recommend that the next time you’re at your local antique or thrift store, keep your eyes open for that little jewel in the rough.
Vintage Tissue Box Vase
Vintage tissue box holder
Recycled pickle jar or similar
– Find a vintage tissue box holder.
– Recycle a glass jar to fit inside the holder. If the circumference is smaller don’t worry but try to find something that’s close to the same height, if possible.
– Remove all labels from pickle jar.
– Wash and dry the jar.
– Fill the jar about 3/4 of the way full with water.
– Trim flowers to sit approximately 3-4” above height of holder, not jar. Trim on the longer side if you’re worried they might be too short; you can always cut more, if needed.
– Remove any unnecessary leaves that would hit the water as they tend to make the water get murky pretty fast.
Photos courtesy of Brooke West