We spend hours or days working on our quilling projects. To get through the neck pain and monotony of repeated actions, I imagine the recipients face lighting up when they see my gift. Yet it can all get damaged in an instant.
Hand Delivering Quilled Cards
If I’m giving my card in person, I use a stiff jewelry box (Amazon affiliate link):
Mailing Quilled Cards
The postal service is notably rough on packages. So I surround my jewelry box with crumpled paper, and put it inside a corrugated box. This way it has protection from conveyor belts, dropping, and other types of rough handling.
Divided Boxes for Quilling Components (ex. Snowflakes)
I save chocolate boxes because they have divided sections, and the cardboard is very stiff. A divided chocolate box comes in handy when you’re quilling component pieces like snowflakes. It’s shallow so it’s great to stack and label your work in progress. Best of all, it’s free!
CD Cases for Quilled pieces
CD cases are great for storing quilling pieces that are too big for the divided chocolate boxes. They’re clear so you don’t have to guess what’s inside and they stack well. It’s not great for smaller pieces because they could fall out of the side area after you’ve removed the insert.
Stationery Boxes for Large Quilled Projects
If you’re working on a large piece, stationery or filing boxes can be found at garage sales.