The Correspondence Box
This year I decided to make Rach a correspondence box to hold stationary. It was a fun project, made entirely out of book board and decorative papers I got at Hollanders, in Ann Arbor.
It’s a pretty basic build: first I built the structure out of the book board, using PVA glue.
Then I covered the individual boxes with the decorative papers. Each box is covered with a single sheet of paper, cut to fold over the edges of the box on all sides, as opposed to a series of strips. This preserves the continuity of the pattern.
The shell is essentially two boxes joined with a paper hinge: one box to sit inside, one shell to fit over top. The inner box is glued to a piece of book board the size of the outer shell, so when the box is closed the lid sits flush with the base.
I made an envelope inside the cover to hold stamps, then I went to the post office and got some cool forever stamps: USS Constitution, DC Cherry Blossom Commemorative, Edith Piaf and Miles Davis, and Mohamad Zakariya’s Eid stamp (of course).
Then I made two smaller boxes to fit in the top corner:
One long channel for pens, and one smaller box to hold a letter embossing stamp, red sealing wax, and a box of matches.