The Postcrossing - How to Make a Box for Postcards

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Find out new useful Postcrossing tips as how to make a box for postcards. It does not matter you have few or a lot of postcards, for everyone is important how to store them. One of best and common way is store them in a box. So I will provide you easy to understand tutorial how to make a box from paper. You will get a box template, which you can easy to use.


You will need:

  • 4 pieces of paper (standard A4 size)

  • Scissors

  • Glue


Tips about materials and tools

Standard A4 size of paper (according to ISO) is 297 x 210 mm or 11.7 x 8.3 in.

If you will use stronger paper, your box will be more stationary.

Try to find sharpen scissors, your final work will be nicer.

Regarding glue – use glue which is dedicated special for paper, you will get better results.


Step 1

Prepare your tools and papers. As you can see on the picture below.

Papers, glue and scissors
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Step 2

Download patterns. Hereunder you can download patterns, they are marked as A, B, C. Just left-click on each pattern and then right-click the picture and select Save Picture As. After that you can store them in your PC.


Template A

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Template B

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Template C

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Step 3

Print your templates on your print office. Template A and B print just once, but the template C print twice! All printed papers are on next picture.


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Step 4

Use your scissors and cut prepared patterns.


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Step 5

Use your glue and stick indicated edges of templates. You will get a nice and useful postcard box.


Final results - How to Make a Box

Final results you can see below. If you have postcards in uncommon size, place them on smaller size.


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If you are new in Postcrossing and you want to know more, check my other article and learn about this interesting hobby. Join the postcards crossing project and send a postcard and receive a postcard back from a random person somewhere in the world!



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Comments 6 comments

Oksana 4 years ago

make it easier take a box from ur shoes:)))


Prieglius 4 years ago

I really need a box like this. :) Thanks!


rodeime 4 years ago

Go to supermarket, empty soup cans, take box. Who's got time for this?


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xmetow 4 years ago from moon Author

but this is more creative way ;)


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xmetow 4 years ago from moon Author

Prieglius: Thank you that you appreciate my efforts ;)


Maria 4 years ago

Good, quick way, if you have no empty box from shoes :) :) :)

Thanks! Wish you many beautiful postcards!

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