Have you noticed all the pretty designs on tissue boxes in the stores these days? I have and some of those printed beauties I just can't bear to throw away. And we don't need to be adding something so pretty to a landfill. So I reuse them in this way. I cut them up and make ATC's or tags or even gift cards from the old boxes. Here's how I do it.
Step 1: Open up the box
Open up the box at the glued end so it is now laying flat. It should look like the picture.
Step 2: Remove logo area.
Cut off the ends where it was glued together because you won't be using that.
Remove any part with a Company logo unless you can think of a way to use that too. I just don't bother with logos because I think the company gets enough publicity. If I could find a way to use it in an artful manner that would be another thing. You can save any plain white area if you wish to use also.
Step 3: Cut along fold lines of the box
Then I just cut along all the fold lines and remove any plastic that may be attached.
Now you have several pieces to work with.
Step 4: Your Pieces to Work With
You can take the largest pieces and cut cards to use for making ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) or small journals or note books out of them. You can get about 7 ATC size cards from one tissue box! I am talking about the large boxes here not the little ones.
Step 5: Many Different Colors and Patterns
There are so many different colored boxes and pretty patterns found now in the stores. Save them up and do many in one sitting.