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The Postcrossing - How to Make a Box for Postcards

Updated on February 26, 2013

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
Papers, glue and scissors | Source

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


Template B


Template C


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.


Step 4

Use your scissors and cut prepared patterns.


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.


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!


If you like my article The Postcrossing - How to Make a Box, please share, rate or comment it. If you have some ideas to improve my hub, please feel free to contact me. I hope you will be inspired and I wish you a lot of beautiful and interesting postcards.


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      Maria 5 years ago

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

      Thanks! Wish you many beautiful postcards!

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      xmetow 6 years ago from moon

      Prieglius: Thank you that you appreciate my efforts ;)

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      xmetow 6 years ago from moon

      but this is more creative way ;)

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      rodeime 6 years ago

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

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      Prieglius 6 years ago

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

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      Oksana 6 years ago

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