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You Can’t Hide That Tissue Box. Or Can You?

Several years ago, Oprah declared on her television show that she hated the sight of tissue boxes lying around. I never thought much about it before; I’m just grateful there’s a box within reach when needed. But, I did find myself pulling tissue out of the boxes and placing them in the little drawer of a small cabinet I have sitting on the guest bathroom vanity. The tissue fit perfectly and it saved on counter space. The problem with that clever idea is that no one else knew there was tissue in the drawer.

The perfect hiding place for tissue -- no one can find it.

The perfect hiding place for tissue -- no one can find it.

There are plenty of kitschy ideas out there if you want to cover up that tissue box — some less dignified than others.

Luau anyone?

Luau anyone?

To sneeze or not to sneeze...poor Shakespeare. Reduced to a novelty item from Amazon.

To sneeze or not to sneeze...poor Shakespeare. Reduced to a novelty item from Amazon.

At least these little pots, which remind me of cartoon cannon balls, don't just cover the tissue box. You can get them from The Container Store.

At least these little pots, which remind me of cartoon cannon balls, don't just cover the tissue box. You can get them from The Container Store.

However, my favorite facial tissue holder comes from a friend who used a vase with sentimental value from Mexico. It belonged to her mother.

Mexican vase

This clever idea is easy to do it yourself, once you find the perfect vase with the right opening. If it’s too narrow, then you can’t place the tissue inside. Too wide and the whole wad of tissues pulls out. This little vase has about a three-inch opening, making it ideal as a decorative tissue dispenser.

Vase

Do you have a favorite method you use to cover up your tissue? If so, let us see your ideas. Send your photographs to socialmedia@ajc.com or post them on Instagram with the hashtag #AJCdiy.

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