Create an amazing magnetic display box for your favorite keepsakes.

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Note: This class will be held online using the Zoom format, Oct 12-26, 2022 – 3 Wednesdays, from 6-8pm EST

A butterfly sitting within a handmade magnetic box

Create a lovely display box for your favorite keepsakes. This double-walled box has a clear acrylic window inset into a cloth-hinged lid with a magnetic enclosure. The paper butterfly is held in place by magnets, so items can be changed out as desired. Together, we will build the box from a provided material kit to make a working model. Participants will learn basic box-making skills, cutting recesses for windows, embedding magnets and steel, and creating cloth hinges. We will also cover how to adjust measurements and cut materials to make custom-fit boxes for your future projects.

Keri Schroeder - How to make a magnetic box

6 hours total (three 2-hour sessions over the 3 weeks).

A materials kit is provided with tuition – Please include your mailing address with the registration

Keri Schroeder showing students the art of making a magnetic specimen box
Instructor Keri Schroeder shows students the art of making a magnetic specimen box.

Tools required:

  • X-Acto knife or scalpel and extra blades
  • pencil
  • bone folder
  • Metal ruler (at least 12”)
  • Small Triangle/Set Square 3-4”
  • cutting mat (or layers of cardboard to protect your table while cutting)
  • Small pointed scissors
  • PVA glue and glue brush
  • Gel Super glue (loctite gel control super glue or similar / gel is better than liquid for this project)
  • waste paper (or junk mail to glue on)

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Instructor: Keri Schroeder

Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder is a book artist based in San Antonio, Texas. She produces limited-edition artist’s books under the imprint of Coyote Bones Press, and teaches at various institutions. Keri…