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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.