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Travel Keepsake Boxes

If after every vacation you have the best intentions of making a scrapbook but never get around to the sorting, designing, and gluing, try a wooden keepsake box instead. It can hold photos, ticket stubs, maps, and mementos — and takes very little time to prepare.

Photography: Kate Mathis

Source: Martha Stewart Living, March 2013


Looking for more collection ideas? Browse our entire gallery of 33 Ways to Turn Your Favorite Memories Into a Treasured Keepsake.


  • Martha Stewart Crafts Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint in Arrowhead, Pool, Wild Blueberry, Grey Wolf, and Granny Smith, $2.29 for 2 oz.,

  • Paintbrush
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Condensed Sans Alphabet glass adhesive stencils, $17 per set,


  1. Mix one part craft paint with two parts water; brush on one coat and let dry.
  2. Stencil on your label: Apply adhesive stencil stickers, daub on the paint, let it dry, and peel away the stencils immediately (then clean them off with water).

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