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Loretta Merlo

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5 out of 5 stars
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  • carrotsky on Feb 14, 2022

    5 out of 5 stars

    I purchased the Paris box for my wife for Valentine's Day, and when it came in the mail, it was even more beautiful and detailed in person! The detail and craftsmanship is of high quality. My wife loved it so much she wanted to wear it, lol. Loretta was quick to respond and very accommodating to my wish to have it delivered by Valentine's day...and wife will be back to purchase more! Thanks Loretta! Cary -Louisville, KY

  • ms8pmirw on Jan 25, 2022

    5 out of 5 stars

    This is gorgeous box, so beautifully crafted. It looks wonderful on my winter altar.

  • Carol on Feb 22, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    We love this box for my daughter’s hair accessories. The hand-crafted details (knob, painting) are so beautiful and the “dream” plaque is perfect for a curious child.

  • Tracy on Jan 18, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    I had purchased 4 beautifully crafted boxes from Loretta. She does excellent craftsmanship. I definitely will be looking forward to purchasing more decorative boxes soon. Her boxes make nice gifts all year long. And Loretta will even custom make a special box for your loved ones.

  • L on Jan 12, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Loretta was wonderful in all our communications back and forth for clarity. The process from beginning to end was great. I love the box she made for me. It will be used for the cards given from my husband over the years. Thank You!

  • Hannah on Nov 24, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    This is a wonderful altered cigar box. I adore wooden boxes and when I saw this one I fell in love with it. It is painted the most delightful aqua color with wonderful carved motifs, especially on the lid. Loretta the owner of this amazing store also put a great handle on the top of the box which really adds to its charm. It is the cutest box I own. It’s very sturdy and well made. This shipped fast and was well packaged. Loretta is extremely talented and she has many boxes I would love to own. They are all unique, whimsical and wonderful. I definitely plan to be a return customer.

  • smidge1064 on Jun 1, 2018

    5 out of 5 stars

    I absolutely love the Bunny house. It was extremely well made. The quality is a+ I will be looking for more unique creations from the Crafted Box. My daughter's wedding is coming up I hope to get the wedding chapel.

  • jgotway on Dec 12, 2017

    5 out of 5 stars

    Really lovely and high quality! Plus the shipping was so fast! Thanks very much, couldn't be happier.

About TheCraftedBox

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On Etsy since 2011

The perfect gift needs the perfect box

My name is Loretta Merlo and I am the designer and crafter behind The Crafted Box. I've been making gifts for my family and friends for the past 10 years and simply love delighting people with my creations and being a part of the special events in their lives. My pieces have been published in Somerset Studio Gallery (Winter 2014) and one appeared on the cover of Somerset Gallery (Summer 2013). My boxes are both practical and decorative, the best of both worlds, I think, and I am delighted to be able to share them with you here. Please contact me with your special requests.

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