It is made of tissue boxes, and was easy peasy. Here's the how to for new crafters:
And yes, if you are wondering, I DO choose my tissue boxes based on the patterns.
Open up the tissue box along the glued seam.
Using a paper cutter, or a pair of scissors, separate the patterned panels from those with print.
For this project, I only used the side panels. Keep the smaller bits though - they can be used for other projects later (like these gift tags - you need to scroll down a bit).
I cut each piece to the same length (4 1/4") but I wasn't too worried about the width (tissue boxes are not standard, I have found). I figured that would just add to the "home-made charm".
To cut the triangles, I just centered the bottom on the edge of the blade.
and then slid it over to do the other side.
NOTE: If this project is being done by children, I recommend using scissors instead.
I hot glued along the top of the back, and tucked it up under one edge of a long piece of seam binding.
I glued all of the backs first,
and then flipped the whole thing over to glue the front down as well.
I'm pretty sure a sewing machine could go through the cardboard as well, but hot glue is what I could fit in my purse :)
This is half of it, as we were setting up...
It's a nice, quick, easy project if you need a last minute decoration for an event that sneaks up on you.
Go ahead, start saving those tissue boxes. You will start seeing so many ways to use them.