Ditch those boring and unattractive tissue boxes for a multi-purpose vase! Learn what shape and size of vase creates the perfect and most stylish DIY vase tissue holder.
Tis the season for those boxes of tissues. I’ve actually been carrying one around for most of this past week. I have a head cold that has me flying through those boxes of tissues. And actually, I think my cold is what got me started on this unusual DIY project.
Sometime after carrying my kleenex box around for about a day, I started wishing I just had a ton of tissues in most of the rooms in our house. But those dang tissue boxes ain’t the most pretty or stylish home decor accessory.
I’m guessing your first thought when you happen to see one in someone’s home, is someone must be sick. Rather than how thoughtful the tissues are conveniently placed, if you should need one. At least, that’s what I think! ha!
But then one day this past week, I was scrolling through Instagram. And I saw someone had used a very popular McGee Studio x Threshold vase for a tissue holder.
And I thought – genius! What a great way to keep tissues within reach and add some pretty decor to your home at the same time!
But then I went a step further. And I started to wonder if almost any vase would do the trick for housing a box of tissues?
Turns out, there is formula for getting the perfect vase that will become a beautiful (and functional) diy vase tissue holder. So today, I’m going to share the formula I found to help you shop for your own vase.
And to save you time, I went ahead and rounded up some of my favorite vases as well!
More on the vases later, first let me show you my favorite picks and one that’s kinda a flop.
How To Pick A Vase
I knew the popular vase I saw on Instagram would probably work as a great tissue holder already. So I bought that one for sure and then added a few more in similar size and shape to see if I could repeat the concept with multiple style of vases.
So I brought home all my vases, grabbed my tissue boxes and got to work on probably one the easiest DIY projects I have ever done. After filling all my vases, I learned which size and shape was the best!
Will A Vase Hold An Entire Box Of Tissues?
Now, I have to tell you the entire box of tissue will not fit into these vases. More like about half of the tissues will. But that’s okay with me, because I can simply fill a couple vases with one box of tissues and then spread the different looks throughout our home!
And a smaller vase will still work – to my surprise! I grabbed a vase I had in the basement that’s only about 4.5 inches tall and about 4 inches wide. But the opening (which is key!) is 2 inches wide. So this little white vase (pictured below) is totally doable as well! Just won’t hold as many tissues obviously. 🙂
What Happens If The Opening Is Too Big?
Now if the vase opening is bigger than two inches it gets a tad trickier. The vase below is gorgeous and it’s very affordable. But the opening is around 3 inches wide. And it may not seem like an extra inch would make a difference, but it does!
Can you still use this vase as a tissue holder? Sure! I’m actually gonna put this vase on my nightstand. But the opening is a tad loose. So it works but a 2 inch opening is much better!
How To Insert Tissues Into Vase
If you love this idea but now are wondering how to get the tissues in the vase, let me help! I’ve included some step by step photos to illustrate how I get my tissues inserted so they will pop up just like in the Kleenex box. (There’s also a video to follow the images as well!)
First, open your tissue box and divide the tissues into two piles. Place one pile back in the box to save for later.
Then fold the remaining stack of tissues in half down the middle of the long way.
Then insert into the vase and start pushing the tissues in. When you reach close to the end, fold over the remaining tissue as you insert. This will give you the upside down ‘u’ like in the original tissue box.
Then all that’s left, is to reach in and pull up the starter tissue!
Here’s a video to help you see this step-by-step in action:
Best Part of the Vase Tissue Holder
So what’s the best part of this little stylish tissue holder? Beside taking your tissues to the next level – you have an actual vase you can use for flowers as well! A tissue box pretty much has one use. But once the tissues run out – you now have a stylish vase to leave empty just as decor or to fill with pretty blooms!
And all of the vases I used had a super affordable price tag as well. All under $25 bucks!
Favorite Vases for DIY Vase Tissue Holder
So now that you know which shape and size to shop for, let me show you some of my top vase picks!
Now let me just say, I was going off of online descriptions and I don’t actually own all of these vases to know if the opening is just right. But I did order a couple more vases and will update this fun project post once they arrive.
To shop any of the vases, just click on the picture!
I’m still on the hunt for a black vase – which I haven’t been able to find. So, I may end up painting a vase myself! Time will tell on that diy project. 🙂
So, are you gonna give this easy project a try? I’d love to see your new DIY vase tissue holders! Just tag me on Instagram at @inspirationformoms or you can email me at email@example.com as well!