Sunday, May 25, 2008

making the world more beautiful one tissue box at a time

My latest project tasteful tissue box covers. No, there is a really no room in my schedule for a new project, but my child life recertification professional development hours (50 hours every five years) are due next month. So I'm wrapping up by listening to an entire conference on children's play. So why am listening to thoughtful discussion in this on the future of children's play or the role of creativity in children's outcomes I need a project to keep my hands busy productive. You should know me well enough to know-- It's all about the multitasking,baby. (Which I am doing at present feeding my baby and dictating this blog entry with my voice recognition software Mother's Day gift. It works so well). I have always despised the ugliness of tissue boxes. I know, I know the solution is simple. Go buy a tissue box cover-- trouble is it's very hard to find covers in a large rectangle shape and I for one refuse to resign myself to buying the more expensive square boxes of Kleenex . So after looking long and hard. I was able to find these inexpensive, plain tissue box covers that cover the big family sized boxes I ordered them in bulk and I'm working on them for all the rooms in our house with Kleenex boxes (and if you're on my Christmas list watch out because some will be coming to you also). They are perfect for paint, decoupage, trim and other embellishment. I may start selling custom ones, as well because hey, I have found a great niche market, and world deserves, no the world needs better looking tissue boxes. Maybe my true calling is not in painting but in tissue box covers. so if you'd like cool plain or fancy Made to match tissue boxes covers you know who to call) What person could walk away from such an opportunity to make the world more beautiful. Especially the worlds of us too thrifty to buy the square boxes. No more ugly tissue boxes for this family, no sir!! I be sure to post the full cadre of when I am done!
1. new tissue box covers
2. a husband back in town
3. listening to interesting lectures

11 comments:

Trueman twins said...

I have finally found someone with my same issue! I will be on the tissue box aisle for 10 minutes figuring which will go best in each room. I always love it when it compliments the rest of the room. Silly I know, but one of my many quirks! I am glad to know there is a solution for my hard to match rooms now!

smart mama said...

Oh I feel so validated now! It's not just me! You'll have to join me in my tissue box cover decorating!

emlouias said...

Totall cute Les!!!!! And much better than the plastic canvas ones I made as I kid! :)

Sweetpea said...

This is exactly why I don't even like buying tissue, or putting it in a room when it doesn't match! You definitely found the niche--love them!
P.S. Am I on your Christmas list? :)

Lei said...

Very smart indeed! I like it, and I'll try it!

smart mama said...

emily- oh man plastic canvas- now that is cool kickin it 1980s style

lei and kierste- i actually thought abotu you guys when i was making these- they totally seemed your speed- i think i might etsy some! i am waiting for the rest of my shipment- they were backordered from the supplier~

Tamlynn said...

How many did you buy?! lol. When I taught that Warhol project to my elementary school kids I used a tissue box as an example of commercial art. I explained how someone designed those pictures/patterns and how Warhol wanted commercial art to be appreciated, not looked down on as inferior to fine art. And here you are covering up someone's art. rofl.

Christy said...

I don't buy those big boxes just for that reason even though they are usually cheaper!
Maybe we should put that on the RS christmas craft activity! I think there would be lots of interest.

smart mama said...

christy after struggling for 32 years to find the solution you want me to share it with the whole relief society!! LOL-I do have to say i can't wait for the rest to arrive so i can keep making them-

smart mama said...

tamlynn it is all about relative aesthetics here- haha- sorry andy my hedonistic aesthtic can't take the kleenex box ubiquitous swirls

swimmingmom said...

Those look great! I've been trying to imagine them all weekend!