Geckoboxes

Handmade gift boxes

The Hague, The Netherlands · 15 Sales

Geckoboxes

Handmade gift boxes

The Hague, The Netherlands 15 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(7)

Announcement   My cartonnage boxes are made with love and attention to detail. They are constructed with acid-free cardboard and decorated with bookbinder's linen, decorative papers, African or quilting fabrics and sometimes even photographs. All items are made in a smoke free studio and every purchase will be wrapped as a gift. 

I love custom orders! Please contact me if you would like to order a custom box for yourself or someone special. 
Thank you for visiting my shop. If you have any questions, please let me know!


Follow my blog and read more about my work and what inspires me at:
www.geckoboxes.com/

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 4, 2017

My cartonnage boxes are made with love and attention to detail. They are constructed with acid-free cardboard and decorated with bookbinder's linen, decorative papers, African or quilting fabrics and sometimes even photographs. All items are made in a smoke free studio and every purchase will be wrapped as a gift. 

I love custom orders! Please contact me if you would like to order a custom box for yourself or someone special. 
Thank you for visiting my shop. If you have any questions, please let me know!


Follow my blog and read more about my work and what inspires me at:
www.geckoboxes.com/

Hilde Hoogwaerts

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Hilde Hoogwaerts

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(7)
gundula gemke

gundula gemke on Oct 10, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful! Wonderfully packed. Thank you.

jainroo

jainroo on Aug 12, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

This is a lovely box I plan to use for storing jewelry. Thank you!

glorietes

glorietes on Sep 25, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

A very delicate and awesome box!

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About

What's in the name of Gecko Boxes.

I started making boxes out of cardboard (cartonnage) while I lived in Singapore. A Dutch friend showed me how to do this and together we started giving workshops.

When my husband got a new position within the company I moved with him to Vietnam and started my own little box-making company. I had to come up with a name of course and after some little lizards were hiding in some of my boxes, and seeing/enjoying them in many other places where we had lived before, I came up with the name of Gecko Boxes.

Since then, every time we moved, I tried to set up the workshops in box making again. Right now we live in Accra, Ghana, and the workshops are very populair, thanks to the abundance of colourful African fabrics. Besides making boxes I also design and make quilts with African prints.

Every couple of months I go back to Holland to recharge and from there it is easier to sell and send my handmade boxes and quilts.
On my blog I write about my African fabric adventures: http://www.geckoboxes.com/

I’ll be back with boxes in November/December 2017! If you are interested in a certain color or fabric design on the box, just let me know!

Shop members

  • Hilde Hoogwaerts-Cayman

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    For the past 15 years I have been making boxes and quilts always try to improve and try something new. It is just me who makes the products for my Etsy shop. I live in Ghana for a couple of years and explore the African fabrics and their designs.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 10, 2017
Hello and welcome to my shop!
My name is Hilde, I live in Ghana for a couple of years and I am the owner of Gecko Boxes. I have a true passion for designing and making boxes out of raw cardboard. I always enjoy the challenge of bringing together different colours and textures.

If you would like to know more about me please visit to my website for more updated news:

http://www.geckoboxes.com

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
All prices are listed in € (euros), however you may be able to view prices in your own currency by following the link at the very bottom of this page.

I prefer payments by bank transfer but you can also use PayPal.
You do not need a PayPal Account to pay for your items through PayPal:

You can choose the PayPal Option during checkout. After you submit your order click the "Pay Now" button. On the right hand side of the next page you will see 2 options, the 2nd one is to pay using a Credit or Debit Card WITHOUT having to sign up for a PayPal account.

Payment must be made in full and have cleared before the item is shipped. If you are having any issues with your payment, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will assist you in anyway I can.
Shipping
Shipping takes place from The Netherlands. Please contact me for further details.

All items are shipped within 3 working days of your payment clearing.
- Shipping within the Netherlands normally takes 2-3 working days.
Additional policies and FAQs
All items will be gift wrapped.

I will be happy to answer any questions.
Just contact me and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.