Friday, September 28, 2012

Rubik's Cube Tissue Box Cover

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If you are a fan of Big Bang Theory, I'm sure you have already noticed the awesome Rubik's Cube tissue box that Sheldon and Leonard have in their apartment. Well, I decided that we had to have one for our new 80's Geek Living Room! 


As with the Super Mario Coasters, making a pattern would be more difficult and time consuming for me than the project itself. It's pretty simple though so a detailed pattern shouldn't be necessary. Start by cutting five pieces of plastic canvas to 37 line squares. Assuming that all plastic canvas is the same size, your pieces will be just under 5 1/2". On the fifth piece, cut a hole in the middle that is 13 lines in from every side.

Here is the basic pattern for each color block: 


This is the order that I used for my colors:


Each block takes about a 5' piece of yarn. You can put the colors into whatever order you want but I recommend going off of an actual Rubick's Cube. I just made up colors for one and it wasn't until I had already put it together that I realized some of the blocks weren't technically possible. So I had to rip it all out and start over again because I knew that it would bug me every time I looked at it.


Once you have finished your color blocks, fill in the inside black lines on each panel. Then stitch all of the panels together and all along the bottom edge. I went over all of the sides twice just to make sure that none of the plastic showed through. 

Now just slip it over a square tissue box.

Front View:

Back View:

BAZINGA!

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17 comments:

Julie E said...

I love Big Bang Theory too. How can you not? All these retro decorating posts make me giddy. My bf totally mentioned making a lazy susan that looks like the Simon game...just sayin'. Thanks for making me smile!

Rhissanna said...

These are so cool!Thanks for the tip about checking a real cube for the colours. It would be cheating to make a completed cube, right?

Maureen said...

Megan,

What other 80s theme elements are you going to add? Zelda, He-Man, Thundercats, Carebears... ? I love the ideas you have.

Maureen

Bethany said...

Oh awesome! I'm soooo going to make this!

the cape on the corner said...

this is hilarious. love it for a movie/game room, not only 80s theme. can't wait to see the rest of the room.

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

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Megan @ PolishTheStars.com said...

A Simon lazy susan would be AMAZING!! I might have to try that myself. :)

Megan @ PolishTheStars.com said...

Yeah, I wish I had thought of it before I completed my first one. :( You could definitely make a completed cube! I'm just a nerd and had to have one just like on the Big Bang Theory. At least I refrained from scouring clips of the show to make sure I had the color blocks in the same order as theirs and settled for just making an uncompleted cube. ;)

Megan @ PolishTheStars.com said...

Hmmm...I'm not sure yet. We do have some Carebears that might make their way in there. :)

Megan @ PolishTheStars.com said...

Thanks! I'm not sure yet what else I am going to do in there but I'm sure there are more fun projects to come. :)

Megan @ PolishTheStars.com said...

Yay! I hope you have fun with it. :)

Nikki said...

Quick question, is the one in the pictures off of a cube or is that the one where you winged it? I got the idea to make one of these for my husband as a gift for today (2/14) and after some searching, purchasing, and running out of time, it's going to be for his birthday in April.

ZomBeeBonita said...

Love love love your crafts! I'm going to make this one and wondering if you used a 7 mesh plastic or 10 mesh.

Shauna said...

Cool idea!! Do you have the pattern for the 6th side? Like for a coaster set

Amy Lynn said...

Whoo hoo! I just finished my own cover. Thanks for sharing your pattern. :)

http://amylynn98.blogspot.com/2013/08/rubiks-cube-kleenex-box-cover.html

Adrian said...

Okay so I'm gonna try this. Got the stuff I need but could use some pointers as I've done crochet for a while but haven't done needlework. Are the stiches in the colored blocks a single long diagonal stitch or is there more to it? Thanks.

Disneypal said...

I love this so much, that I made one too. Thanks for sharing !

http://thatchbo.blogspot.com/2014/02/wip-wednesday.html