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Monogrammed Boxes

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

Photography: Yunhee Kim

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2007


Make more Hand-Crafted, High-Tech crafts.


  • Colored card stock

  • Computer

  • Printer

  • Bone folder

  • Scissors

  • Straightedge

  • Glue stick

  • Heavy books


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

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

  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. Cut out along template's outside edges.

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

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