How to make an Explosion Box | Gift for Boyfriend

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Explosion Box tutorial

Learn how to make a memory explosion box card for your boyfriend / girlfriend. Surprise your loved ones on their birthday or anniversary with this Picture Gift Box full of pictures and memories that pops up when you take the lid off.

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Ever wonder what an explosion box or exploding box is? It’s much more harmless than it sounds. The term is used to describe paper boxes that have cunningly been created so that the sides cascade outwards as the lid is removed. Such a fun and innovative way to personalize a birthday gift, an anniversary gift, or even boxes for wedding favors. Simply change the color and theme of the paper or cardstock used to create a box which is perfect for any occasion.

Watch all the tutorials for this explosion memory box here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeFe2ICrGbo

Since this is a do-it-yourself craft, you can customize this explosion box any which way you’d like. For instance, you can try adding rubber stamped tags with a special message, attaching decorative embellishments, adding keepsakes, pictures or mementos, or anything else that you can think of. Just place a gift in the center of the box, or make a tiny gift box and attach it to the center of the box, to hold your special present.

Step 1: I made a video tutorial on How to make an Explosion Box.

For some people it’s easier to watch a video than following step by step photos šŸ˜Š So if you are one of them I hope that this video will help you to make this explosion box!

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Step 2: Gather Your Suplies.
explosion box parts
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Step 3: Making the base & lid of the box.
base and lid measurements
The base.
  1. Mark at 15 and 30 cm on each side,
  2. Unite the points.
  3. Make a heart shape on each corner.
  4. Score every heart in the middle.
  5. Cut the unwated part around the hearts.
  6. Fold the sides.
  7. Fold the hearts in the middle.

Made the dimensions for the heart on someone’s request

heart dimensions.
The lid.
  1. Score on each side at 4 cm.
  2. Fold the sides.
  3. Cut one line in each corner.
  4. Put adhesive on the corners.
  5. Stick the sides together.
  6. Add some descoration on it.
Step 4: First Row Pieces.
Step 5: How to Make a Pop – Up Card

If you want to see a detailed tutorial, check my blog post:
How to make a Pop – up Card.

Step 6: Second Row Pieces.
Step 7: How to Make a Squash Book.

If you want to see a detailed tutorial, check my blog post:
How to make a squash book ( squash card ).

Step 8: How to Make Squash Book Pocket.
Step 9: Third Row Pieces.
Step 10: How to Make a Waterfall Card.
Step 11: How to make window pockets ( simple envelopes ).
Step 12: Assembling All Together!
Explosion Box tutorial

Actually this is the easy part. If you follow my tutorial, I’m 100 % sure that you will understand how to do it.

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0 thoughts on “How to make an Explosion Box | Gift for Boyfriend

  1. Hi I would like to ask you. What measurement of illustrastion board are you using for.? I really want to to that but. I dont know the exact size of the illustration board.

  2. Hi I would like to ask you. What measurement of illustrastion board are you using for.? I really want to to that but. I dont know the exact size of the illustration board.

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