How to Make a Jewelry Box Fit Through Canada Post's Slot of Doom

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Sometimes when you order jewelry boxes, they don't come in the size that you want!

So when you try to fit it through Canada Post's 2cm slot ruler, it doesn't work, and you end up paying more for shipping.

But no more!

With this little trick, you can size down your boxes to pass through that evil slot!

However, this will only work if you want the thinnest possible box.

Step 1: Step 1: Open Up Your Box

Step 2: Step 2: Place the Bottom Half of the Box Into the Lid.

Step 3: Step 3: Get Your Handy Dandy Cutter Ready.


You may also decide to use an exacto knife.

Step 4: Step 4: Cut the Corners, Right Where the Edges Meet Up.

Since I need my boxes to be the thinest they can be, I cut right up to the edge of the lid.

Step 5: Step 5: Fold Over Edges

This step will not work if you don't plan on making the boxes as thin as can be.

Step 6: Step 6: Cut the Edges!

You may opt to use a pair of scissors instead, as it would leave a much cleaner cut.

Step 7: Step 7: Finish!

A tiny bit messy, (unless cut with scissors) but definitely does the trick!

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    Chantaltuyen

    Question 9 months ago on Step 7

    How wide is the slot of doom, if the height is 2cm?

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    DebéV1

    1 year ago

    I didn't like the raw edges so I used a little decorative tape to cover it. Looks much better.

    Wohooo I am saving so much money now! YES! thanks this is just what I was looking for!

    I also tried folding the edges down like frollard said above, but they wouldn't stay down with out some sort of glue.

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    frollard

    9 years ago on Introduction

    A thought - after you fold the edges over, you could fold them inward - so the bottom portion maintains that nice folded rounded edge look! Great project! I hate the slot of doom!