Prism Pencil Box

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Prism Pencil Box

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.


About sappling

When God created the world, he did it in six days and rested on the seventh. I always wished there was just one more day in the week, an eighth day just for me to pursue the thoughts in my head and translate them to the physical world. There are only seven days, however, so I steal my creative moments in between being a mom and my work binding books and making boxes for clients all over New York City. I love working with my hands, learning new things, and I'm here to share those lessons with you. There are only seven days in a week. Why not eight? Guess I'll ask when I get there.
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4 Responses to Prism Pencil Box

  1. Ali Ball says:

    i love this box! Do you have a tutorial for it?

  2. Laura says:

    Would love a tutorial. 🙂 great job.

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