I got a kit for making a paper box last week. It was from Books by Hand. They have a number of kits for making books/albums and boxes using book board, book cloth, and decorative papers. Ben Franklin sells the kits. Mostly they sell complete kits but if you scout around you can find kits labeled “Just the Pieces” These contain just the die-cut book board pieces and the directions you supply your own paper and book cloth. I bought the kit to make the Japanese Folding Box.
I used some celery colored book cloth and a piece of silk screened paper that I had in my stash.
It’s interesting because it unties and lays flat.
You build the box by folding in the sides and then the folding over the tops and tying. Kind of like this:
There ends up being a lot of extra board wrapped around whatever you’ve got in there. Still it’s cool that it all falls flat when you undo it. think this would make a great container for a book or a set of cards.
In fact Jim came up with a great idea for something to put in it…