'French cartonnage'

 These online courses are for you, if you want to learn how to make your own box.

You can learn how to make a box with fitted lid or with a hinged lid.

 I guide you step by step in making these box designs.


In May you'll get a 15% discount on all online courses!


an example of an instruction video of the course box with fitted lid

You can click on the YouTube logo to watch the video on my channel on YouTube.

an example of a page from the INSTRUCTION book box with fitted lid

course box with hinged lid


I love to teach you my beautiful craft

Working with your hands gives you peace and fills your heart with joy

Let's embrace that



Hi! I started Studio Peony in 2003. I always wanted to do something creative, but I spent a long time searching for what kind of creativity, until I went to a ‘box making’ workshop. Since then I have been designing and making boxes by hand. In my studio I design all the products myself: my own designs and custom designs. I love a challenge, so I like it when clients have their own ideas. We’ll discuss these and then I’ll see if it’s possible, technically. These assignments are the most fun!


The base of my boxes is greyboard sheets. I cut this board to size and then assemble it. I then line the products with linen or velvet and personalize them with printed text or foil printing. In this way I can design everything myself and I’m not limited by a standard size. This means that every box is unique and original and completely handmade!


I work with FSC certified greyboard and paper, linen made from natural fibres, water based glue and I try to recycle as much waste and packages as possible. I also separate the paper waste. I feel it’s important to contribute to the environment in a positive way with my studio and not to overburden it. I also buy a lot of products from Dutch suppliers in order to support them.


I love to teach you my beautiful craft!