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Project

Monogrammed Boxes

These elegant containers are perfect for jewelry, gift cards, and small items.

Introduction

Make more Hand-Crafted, High-Tech crafts.

Materials

  • Colored card stock
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Bone folder
  • Scissors
  • Straightedge
  • Glue stick
  • Heavy books

Steps

  1. Step 1

    In a photo-editing program, create a 2-page document. On the first page, draw a picture box, and then import a box template, from a CD, centering it carefully on the page.

  2. Step 2

    Draw a second picture box, and place it on the template where you want the letter to appear. Import letter from a CD, sizing it as desired.

  3. Step 3

    Copy template and letter from first page, and paste onto second page in the same position.

  4. Step 4

    Delete letter from first page; delete template from second page.

  5. Step 5

    Print first page onto colored card stock. Flip card stock over, and print second page with letter on other side. (For a white letter, draw a picture box on the second page larger than the template. Color in box, make the letter white, and print onto white card stock.)

  6. Step 6

    Cut out along template's outside edges.

  7. Step 7

    Using a bone folder and a straightedge, score straight dotted lines. Score curved lines using a round plate as a guide. Fold along straight lines, and seal with a glue stick.

  8. Step 8

    Let dry between heavy books. Fold along curved lines to close box.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, December 2007

Reviews (16)

  • sweetrsyl 12 Jun, 2009

    I don't see the link to monograms!

  • marthaforme 14 Mar, 2009

    BOXES, MONOGRAMMED

  • WindyLea 4 Mar, 2009

    I made these boxes for my wedding favors. They were so easy to do and everyone loved the wy they looked.

  • Marcie1957 4 Mar, 2009

    At Michael's you can find hard plastic templates (not sure about this exact one), you would just have to trace it and cut it out yourself. I've gotten them for money envelpes and regular envelopes, etc. Also thanks for the link for the fonts, that was awesome.

  • beverson 4 Mar, 2009

    For this particular craft, they are saying to use a template from a CD. A similar project I've done used scrapbook papers and different box templates I found online. Google box templates and you'll find lots of cool designs

  • SueMayo 4 Mar, 2009

    I can't find the template for the box!

  • mitzii 4 Mar, 2009

    Thanks for those great links for the puffy box and for the fonts! Much appreciated...

  • tinkonthebrink 4 Mar, 2009

    thanks to all for the links.
    A lot of times I think people want absurd amounts of instruction on this site but are you kidding me? "Import a box template from a CD"???? Carefully, of course. We must be careful.
    This is an adorable little project and actually is much easier than it sounds in the instructions. I like making these little boxes out of wallpaper samples without the monograms which of course leaves out most of the steps. They're very cute.

  • RubyEdge 15 Jul, 2008

    Thanks for the template address kshinault and julchik, those were really helpful. Another great place to get free fonts is 1001freefonts.com They have a wide selection, but check under under brush, calligraphy, and decorative for fonts close to the example.

  • julchik 8 Jul, 2008

    there is no template
    you are supposed to et yur own
    in the instructions it sais;
    In a photo-editing program, create a 2-page document. On the first page, draw a picture box, and then import a box template, from a CD, centering it carefully on the page.

  • julchik 8 Jul, 2008

    for the template use the puffy box template at:
    http://www.paperandmore.com/articles/box_templates/
    there are also templates for many more boxes

  • lisapwilliams2 22 Jan, 2008

    Where is the pattern to make the boxes? Help! TIA!

  • jancola 15 Jan, 2008

    For fonts like this, go to dafont.com, look under "Decorative" "Calligraphy" etc.

  • jancola 15 Jan, 2008

    For fonts like this, go to dafont.com, look under "Decorative" "Calligraphy" etc.

  • Kate_Mackenzie 30 Nov, 2007

    where can i find a program or CD that has text like pictured above. Atleast i figured how to do the boxes, but not the script.

  • kshinault 27 Nov, 2007

    I loved this article in the Living Magazine so I had to come online to get the templates. If you need an option for the "puffy box" try this website for the template... http://www.paperandmore.com/articles/box_templates/