1. Find a box that you feel a special connection with.
The box can be made of cardboard, wood, plastic or just about any kind of material that will stand the test of time, including many days in a grandmother attic! The box should be large enough to accommodate lots of different sized artifacts.
For some people, an old-fashioned hatbox works nicely; for others, a large shoe or cigar box will do. Or for the more adventurous creator, visit an antique store or a garage sale; you never know what you might find when you least expect it!
Feel free to decorate your box with paints, ribbons, fabric, buttons and beads. Be creative with your keepsake box—it will hold special artifacts from your past.