For those of us old enough to remember, before there were iTunes downloads or even compact disks, there were LPs. Buying record albums was so much fun. I could spend an entire evening at the record store browsing through the bins. One of the great things about them were the big 12″ square album covers. I was, and still am, a huge Olivia Newton-John fan, and I would just stare at her photograph on the cover.

Now that albums are relegated to used record stores (and those are even vanishing), and one-time treasures are ending up in thrift stores, it’s sad to see them collecting dust. So I have started crafting with them, rescuing them from the bargain bin and giving them new life. I still have my treasured albums that I wouldn’t imagine cutting up. But I don’t have a sentimental attachment to the ones I buy for 99 cents, and that’s what I use for crafts.

Lately, I’ve been addicted to making tissue box holders with them. I think it’s a great way to pay tribute to a favorite singer or band. Every time you need a tissue, they’re right there handing you one.

Watch the video for the tutorial. Bless you.

For a PDF template to make the record album tissue boxes, click on this tissue box template

tissue box holder