I saw these pencil boxes from Made by May and knew I had to try making them. My box is a little different in that I mitered the edges where the halves meet up using a mat cutter, and I used rare earth magnets embedded in the board as a closure instead of ties to make it more streamlined. The box closes with a satisfying snap.
I really like how small the box is closed, and how it doubles in size when you open it. This makes it easy to see everything in the box.
The one thing I would change in the box’s construction is the thickness of the boards. I used double boards with stepped joints to make it sturdy, but even so the magnets were a little too big and there’s a bit of a bump under the cloth. Next time, I’ll use the thickest boards I can get at Talas to accommodate the magnets.