I’ve always been a fan of kawaii tissue box covers as a way to turn something boring into something much cuter. With winter colds season coming up, here’s some options to buy or make. They’d all be sweet get well soon gifts too.
I personally love a plush cover and if I wasn’t still obsessed with my Jinbe San cover, I would be tempted by this Rilakkuma taiyaki at Very Goods (JP) which comes with the most adorable little plush. This is a bit of an odd size but usually they come with a box inside so you can just fill it with tissues from whatever size you normally buy.
I’m sad that the sleepy Totoro cover I found is out of stock but Sugoi Mart (JP) do have a happy yellow embroidered Catbus cover that would cheer up any room. It also has a strap for hanging up if you’re short on space.
Or how about a big yellow bird? Modes4u (SG) have 2 types of Amuse Kotori Tai plush covers and they’re both 20% off. They have some cute Sentimental Circus options too.
If you can’t have a real cat, this tissue box cover will look very cute on a shelf, and you can even store toothpicks inside one ear. It’s available from lots of places including Amazon (UK).
On to DIYs and Twinkie Chan has a free crochet pattern for a Chiffon Cake Tissue Box Cozy with lots of cream and fruit. Or head over to her Etsy shop for more patterns including an amazing gingerbread house.
For something a bit different, Strings Away! has a whole range of fun DIY tissue box covers that use plastic canvas and yarn. The watermelon is my favourite but there’s more fruit designs, a snowman and even a haunted house.
HGTV Handmade have a roundup of 4 cute and easy tissue box covers to make including sequins and faux fur.
If you like to sew, there are loads of tutorials for tissue box covers that you can make with your favourite fabric. This tutorial by Crafty For Home shows you how to make a reversible cover for twice the fun. You could do one side in a holiday theme, or pick fabrics for different seasons.
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and the author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She lives by the seaside in Scotland in a flat full of kawaii, creating cute character goods as Asking For Trouble, working on endless craft projects and playing Nintendo.