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You know those tourist license plates that have your name on them? Yeah- those “classy” trinkets that pretty much have no purpose at all. From the ages of seven to ten, I was the pint-sized version of Indiana Jones on the hunt for the Lost Ark – except in my case the Lost Ark was one of those damn license plates. For whatever reason, “Amber” was not a popular name back in the day so they never had my license, but that did not stop me. I was a woman with a mission. This is where things got hilarious. Because I couldn’t find an “Amber” license plate – I begged my mom for an “Tiffany” one. Tiffany, after all, was my favorite name at the time. I think it had something to do with “I Think We’re  Alone Now” My mother said no. Of cousrse.

Well – something similar happened when I came across this jewelry box. They were sold out of my monogram – so I seriously considered another letter. The design is just so pretty. Then I took the DIY route – because that is a whole lot less weird than owning a “T” jewelry box for no apparent reason.

Creating this jewelry box dupe is not terribly difficult and I’m gonna walk you through each step  so that you can recreate this on your own.

DIY Monogram Stationery Box | Damask Love

DIY Monogram Stationery Box | Damask Love

{A Note About Supplies} – You can find most of these supplies at Michael’s. I was able to find thin sheets of birch, which is thin enough to cut in a manual die cutting machine, but sturdy enough to hold up nicely to a decor project like this. The box and gilding is also available there. Be sure to scroll down to the supply list at the bottom of the post to see which dies I used to cut out the circle & monogram shapes.
DIY Monogram Stationery Box | Damask LoveDIY Monogram Stationery Box | Damask Love

The steps to assembling this beautiful box are pretty simple…you’ll just need a few special supplies. Once you have them, you’ll use them! Trust me. I’m now on my second bottle of gold gilding!

Once the box is assembled as shown above, you’ll just need to adhere the monogram which should be painted in gold gilding as well. To make sure your box opens and closes – just adhere the monogram to the top portion of the box.

DIY Monogram Stationery Box | Damask Love

DIY Monogram Stationery Box | Damask Love

DIY Monogram Stationery Box | Damask LoveBeing the paper lover that I am, I decided that this pretty box will live in my craftroom and hold pretty stationery. I created a few quick letterpress cards to put inside.

DIY Monogram Stationery Box | Damask Love

DIY Monogram Stationery Box | Damask Love

DIY Monogram Stationery Box | Damask Love


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26 thoughts on “Design Inspired: Monogram Stationery Box

  1. I’ve been crafting and decorating these wooden boxes since forever, I really love your simple and classy idea!

    Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. this is great. love the perfect paint job on the inside. also love the fact that you wanted T for tiffany. That’s hysterical. My beef is that the letter “J” is not a pretty letter for monograms. Most fonts don’t handle J very well

  3. What kind of cutter are you using for the letters and circles, I am new to your website and curious to what kind of machine you are using to do these with.


  4. They never have my name on a license plate either, or a key chain, or anything else!
    Cute project!

  5. I do believe all the ideas you have offered for your post.
    They’re really convincing and can definitely work.
    Nonetheless, the posts are very short for starters.

    May you please prolong them a llittle from subsequent time?
    Thanks for tthe post.

  6. I love this and want to make these for my bridesmaids proposals! This article doesn’t list the letter die cut you used or how you got the hinge off of the box. I went to Michael’s today and they didn’t have mongram die cut. Where did you find yours?

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