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When I was growing up my grandmother always kept a stationary box filled with all sorts of pretty things to write with.

This box of treasures was always a source of fascination. There were special pens and writing implements, lacy paper with feminine designs, special stamps, little wax candles and stamps to imprint a special seal, even a tiny bottle of perfume for those extra special ones and anything else you would want to send the kind of letters that would be cherished and remembered.

This is my version of Grandma's Stationary Box.
 
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Step 1: Materials

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You will need:

Premade Cardboard Box
Cardstock Quality Preprinted Paper
Plain Cardstock Colored Paper
Paper Trimmer or Scissors
Gorilla Glue
Craft Stick for spreading Gorilla Glue
Clamp Type Paper Clips
Ruler
Pencil

Things to fill your Stationary Box with.

Step 2: Applying Gorilla Glue

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When gluing in sections on the box run a bead of Gorilla Glue across the middle of your project. Use a craft stick to spread the Gorilla Glue over the surface as evenly as possible. You will be using this method throughout the project.

Let sit for a few minutes to become tacky. Have a cup or something handy to stand the stick in when not in use so it does not get glued to your work surface.

Step 3: Plan Your Design

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Get the inside and outside dimensions of your box. Because the cardboard is thicker than paper the two will vary slightly and you need to include a little extra room for the thickness of the edges.

Taking into consideration of how you want to design your stationary box trim the cardstock paper you plan to use to meet the dimensions of your box.

Step 4: Start with the inside of your box

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Following the gluing instructions and starting with the inside of the box smear some Gorilla Glue around the sides and a little at the bottom to apply the decorated cardstock paper to. We will cover the bottom of the box later.

Cut and fold the decorated cardstock to come up about 1/2 inch short of the top rim of the box and to set about 1 inch on the bottom. Press all pieces into place. Allow adequate drying time before continuing.
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deblojo134 years ago
Lovely!! I need something like to keep me organized!
DaveLH5 years ago
I'm always searching for something to write on, I think this would help me get a little more organized. Thanks again
DebH57 (author)  DaveLH5 years ago
Thanks Dave!
Beautiful work Deb...I'm votin' for you. Cman
DebH57 (author)  Creativeman5 years ago
Thanks CMan I think you have turned out some pretty impressive stuff for this contest too. Best of luck!
DebH57 (author)  DaveLH5 years ago
You are welcome, thanks for commenting
SOOOO pretty & practical!
DebH57 (author)  tcharmed12475 years ago
Thanks Charmed!
Goodhart5 years ago
This is SO very pretty.
DebH57 (author)  Goodhart5 years ago
Aww thanks Goodhart
RonT5 years ago
This is a very neat idea.
DebH57 (author)  RonT5 years ago
Thanks Ron!
Donaldhrtc5 years ago
I've never used Gorilla glue before, is it as good as they claim?
DebH57 (author)  Donaldhrtc5 years ago
Gorilla Glue is one of the best all purpose glues I have found Donald.
HeidiR5 years ago
I'd like to make one for myself. Thanks for all the great ideas.
DebH57 (author)  HeidiR5 years ago
You are welcome, thanks for commenting Heidi
Creativeman5 years ago
Excellent instructable Deb...good going! Cman
DebH57 (author)  Creativeman5 years ago
Thanks CMan! You're the best!
As always a lovely contribution to the community {{{{}}}}Lyn
DebH57 (author)  porcupinemamma5 years ago
Awww thanks Lynn you are always so sweet! (((huggers)))