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Making memory boxes : box projects to make, give, and keep
Mauriello, Barbara.
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Publication Information:
Gloucester, Mass. : Rockport Pub., [2000]

Physical Description:
107 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :


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TT870.5 .M38 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Anyone who has ever filled a cigar box with marbles or a shoe box with family photos will want to pick up Making Memory Boxes by Hand. This quirky and beautiful book teaches collectors and crafters how to build their own personal boxes to store favored keepsakes -- free of intimidation and ready to be transported from the workshop table to the kitchen table. Make fifteen precious boxes for holding cherished postcards, letters, jewelry, photos, and more. Features tips and tricks to ensure accurate measuring, cutting, and gluing.

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Booklist Review

It is a fact of life that most of us practice the art of pack ratting, hoarding and saving ticket stubs, love letters, postcards, and other memorabilia. Now, artist-curator Mauriello guides us in collecting treasures in one place by crafting aesthetically pleasing containers, or memory boxes. Each of the 13 boxes is targeted to contain one type of collectible--buttons, fabric scraps, or a child's treasures, for instance. Tips abound, as does information about getting started, from critical-to-own materials and tools to the appropriate ways to paste paper or cloth to a board. (The trick, by the way, is to apply adhesive to the paper, not to the surface. Cloth, on the other hand, doesn't matter.) The project boxes, colorful and well designed, feature detailed illustrated instructions and occasional suggestions for a different look. A practical craft that just might lead to a new kind of collecting habit. --Barbara Jacobs

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 5
The Essentials: Toolsp. 6
The Essentials: Materialsp. 8
The Essentials: Adhesivesp. 10
The Basicsp. 14
The Basics: Measuring and Cuttingp. 16
The Basics: Pasting and Gluingp. 18
The Basics: Making the Trayp. 20
The Basics: Corners and Finishing Edgesp. 22
The Postcard Boxp. 24
The Patchwork Boxp. 30
The Picture Frame Boxp. 36
The Victorian Scrapboardp. 42
The Paper Boxp. 48
The Faux Book Boxp. 54
The Artist's Portfoliop. 60
The Jewelry Boxp. 68
The Button Boxp. 74
The Candy Boxp. 80
The Letter Boxp. 86
The Ornament Boxp. 94
The Buttonhole Stitched Boxp. 102
Supply Sourcesp. 106
Indexp. 107
About the Authorp. 108