Wedding Wednesday 13: Happy Tears

May 26, 2010

Weddings are an emotional event. There are so many feelings going through the minds of people in attendance. The bride is nervous, excited, happy and maybe a little stressed. The groom can’t wait to see his bride walk down the aisle, and probably just wants all the wedding drama to be done already :p Emotions run high for everyone. Maybe more so for the bride and the parents, but everyone gets just a little bit emotional during a wedding. And sometimes those emotions can lead to those wonderful happy tears of joy. This Wedding Wednesday is all about those happy tears.

Sorry for the mediocre pictures in today’s post. I’m experimenting with different settings for my photos and playing with my camera settings, too. These didn’t come out so great this time. But I’ll keep practicing. Anyways, I got the idea for this project from a wedding program I saw in an issue of Martha Stewart Weddings. Can you guess what’s inside these cute little boxes?

They hold tissues! The program that I saw in the magazine had a cute little paper envelope attached to the front of the program, with a little tissue tucked inside the envelope. I just thought, “That’s genius! Such a cute little touch for the wedding guests!” So I took the idea and ran with it. But instead of just a little envelope for the tissue, I created these adorable mini tissue boxes. Each box holds two tissues and are the perfect little touch for your more emotional guests.

Here’s a closer look at my favorite tissue box.

These mini tissue boxes are easy to make, and easy to customize so that they coordinate with your wedding. And you wouldn’t have to make too many of these for your wedding (unless every singe one of your guests has the tendency to tear up during happy occasions), so you can easily make enough for your ceremony. If you would like to see a tutorial on how to create these Happy Tears Tissue Boxes, just leave me a comment and let me know! If I get enough requests, then I will post a tutorial in the coming weeks.

If you aren’t the DIY type of person, you can look for these Happy Tears Tissue Boxes on my Etsy store soon! Or just fill out the form on my Contact Page to inquire about ordering some custom tissue boxes for your wedding.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Wedding Wednesday project! Make sure to leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

UPDATE 6/16/10: I am seriously overwhelmed by the continued response to these cute little tissue boxes. I love the comments ya’ll keep leaving! But if you really want this tutorial, I highly encourage you to save your comment and post it on my Happy Tears Giveaway blog entry. By commenting on that post, you’ll have the opportunity to win an advanced email copy of the tutorial before I post it on July 1st, as well as an added chance to win a sneak peek prize from the new Idea Book & Catalog! To comment and enter my contest, CLICK HERE!

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49 Responses to Wedding Wednesday 13: Happy Tears

  1. Cheryl on May 26, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    These are cute! You might be able to use as Get Well cards.

  2. Karen on May 27, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Great idea Martha. There are lots of events where one could use a tissue. TFS

  3. April O on May 27, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Many ways to use such a gorgeous project. Kind of morbid, but would be good for a funeral too…

  4. Debbie on May 28, 2010 at 6:15 am

    This is a fantastic idea…they are so beautiful…:)

  5. Jessica on May 28, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    ooooohhh, tutorial please!

  6. Leslie on May 28, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    PERFECT! These could be great for graduation too:)

  7. karen on May 28, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Fantastic idea! PLEEEEEEEASE do a tutorial!!!!

  8. Rose Frydrych on May 28, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    These are beautiful! Great idea! Have a wonderful weekend!


  9. Paige on May 29, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    these are great! I would like to know how to make them!

  10. Sew-Ink on May 29, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Lovely mini tissue boxes, love the flowers!

  11. Ellen on May 29, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Tutorial please! I love these tissue boxes. I want to make some.

  12. Jennipher on May 29, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    What an awesome project. Great idea. thanks for sharing. Glad to see you posting again. Hope all is well.

  13. Randi on May 29, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    I would love to see a tutorial for these!

  14. Cassandra on May 30, 2010 at 4:14 am

    Wow, this is are so beautiful and I LOVE the tissue holders, what a great idea and they are so pretty!

  15. Cassandra on May 30, 2010 at 4:15 am

    Gracious, that post is all chopped up in my words, I meant to say These are so beautiful! :o )

  16. Sarah on May 31, 2010 at 1:13 am

    Wonderful project idea! Yours are beautiful; I’d love it if you did a tutorial :-)

  17. Jen on May 31, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    These are great !! Can we please see a tutorial
    Thanks :)

  18. Danie M on June 1, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Wow!! What a fantasic idea, these are stunning! Like everyone else I would love to see a tutorial.

  19. maria on June 2, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    WOW Girl! These are awesome!! What a terrific idea for a wedding!!! They are all soooo beautiful!
    Love the look of the blog/website too! I absolutely love your Facebook/Twitter/RSS logos too! Too CUTE!

  20. Misti on June 3, 2010 at 11:29 am

    These are adorable. I would love to have the tutorial as well. What a great idea!


  21. Melissa on June 3, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    These are adorable! My sister is getting married in September and I so want to make these for some of the guests! PLEASE post a tutorial!


  22. Celia (paperpotter) on June 3, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    This is too stinkin’ cute. And I’m going to make myself busy right now to get these done in time for my niece’s August wedding.

  23. Mara on June 3, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    These are so cute! What a great idea. Please post a tutorial. I would love to try these.

  24. Rose on June 3, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    These are the cutest thing ever! My son is getting married this fall – I’ll need the jumbo size – but I would be very grateful if you would do a tutorial. Thanks so much!

  25. Ronna Conseen on June 3, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    These are really cute! I’d love to see a tutorial!

  26. Cath Smith on June 3, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    thank you for sharing this wonderful idea for a wedding your tutorial would be much appreciated. How creative you are!!!!

  27. Melissa Johnson on June 4, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Very cute. Would love to see a tutorial!

  28. Momma Lynn on June 5, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    What a GREAT idea! Oh yes, a tutorial please, please?

  29. Dorothy on June 6, 2010 at 6:52 am

    Yes, please post a tutorial!!!!!! These are great!

  30. Amy Schultz on June 6, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Love this project – please, please, please post a tutorial! These are just too precious! I’ll keep checking back and waiting for your post! Thanks for sharing!

  31. Leslie on June 8, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    Awesome idea, but whew, how many to make?

  32. [...] an invitation design for a bride in Chicago, and of course I need to work on a tutorial for my Happy Tears Tissue Boxes. I have been so excited to see the responses I’ve received from all of you complimenting the [...]

  33. Danielle Daws on June 12, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    These are so beautiful! And what a brilliant idea!! Fingers crossed for the tutorial… :-)

  34. Scraps of Life » I Want To Make You A Winner! on June 14, 2010 at 11:31 am

    [...] for the challenge?” Well, since it was a wedding themed challenge, I just had to submit my Happy Tears Wedding Tissues since they’re so unique and fit with the theme perfectly! You all have loved them so much, [...]

  35. Missy on June 14, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    These are awesome. I would love the tutorial

  36. Wendy on June 16, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Wow!!! What a wonderful idea…You are a very talented lady….keep up the great work
    I would love to see the tutorial on these,,,

  37. Trish on June 16, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    What a great idea. I would love to see a tutorial for these cute boxes. I know others would like one as well, so the effort from you would be greatly appreciated.

  38. Brenda on June 16, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    I love your tissue boxes. A very clever idea. Yes, I’d love the instructions.

  39. Joyce M on June 16, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Please, please pretty please! I have seen the instructions for some tissue boxes, but nothing this nice. Please share with us!

  40. nancy on June 18, 2010 at 6:45 am

    those are so cute -would love to know how to make them-my son is getting married next summer —- I will need it—-TFS

  41. Kathy T on June 19, 2010 at 4:40 am

    Oh, these are so cute. Wish the tut was available now, we are having a bridal shower for a coworker on wednesday and I would love to make a couple for the mothers. Thanks for sharing a great idea

  42. Cindy Major on June 22, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    That is very clever!!! Congrats on your win!

  43. Danielle M on June 24, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    I love this little box,Please do a tutorial.

  44. Teri Jarley on July 5, 2010 at 9:26 am

    I would love to see the tutorial

  45. Milagros on July 6, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Pls do a tutorial I would love to learn this, thank you for sharing

  46. ip camera on December 15, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Thanks a million for this, I appreciate the info

  47. Rachel on April 11, 2011 at 2:52 am

    is it possible to get the tutorial?

  48. Jean on October 31, 2011 at 8:44 am

    I would love love love to have the tutorial to make these adorable little boxes. Is it possible to still get that?

    Thank you!!


  49. Judy Williams on November 4, 2011 at 4:02 am

    Do you have a tutorial? I would love to make these for my sons wedding. Beautiful!

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