How to Make an Explosion Gift Box for Christmas

Christmas Explosion Box

I’ve always wanted to make a Christmas Explosion Gift Box since a couple of years back and finally here it is. This tutorial it’s step by step instructions, so it’s very easy to understand it.

This is a cool idea that you can use this holidays to impress your loved ones. This beautiful Christmas Explosion Box can serve as a perfect gift for a special person or just as a cool Christmas decoration! Are you going to make one?

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P.S.

You can now order your Explosion Box on my Etsy Store:

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Step 1: Christmas Explosion Gift Box Video Tutorial!

For some people it’s easier to watch a video than following step by step photos, so if you are one of them I hope that this video will help you !

Step 2: Tools & Supplies.

Tools

Ruller

Pen

Double side adhesive tape

Adhesive Foam Squares

Glue dots

PVA Glue

Scissors

Score board

Supplies

12″ X 12″ ( Black Card )

7″ 1/8 X 7″ 1/8 ( Pink Card )

5 pieces – 3″ 3/4 X 3″ 3/4 ( Design paper )

3″ 3/4 X 3″ 3/4 ( Design paper )

4 pieces – 3″ 3/4 X 1″ 1/4 ( Design paper )

4+4 triangles with the sides 3″1/2 X 3″1/2 ( Design paper )

3 mini Christmas trees

Red berries

Red Pearls

Christmas mini ornaments

Jingle bells

Ribbon

Large Ribbon

Step 3: Creating the Base of the Explosion Gift Box.

  1. Mark on each side at 4″ and 8″.
  2. Unite the points with a pencil.
  3. Unite the corners of the middle square with the exterior corners.
  4. Score and fold along the lines.
  5. Cut along the small diagonals.

Step 4: Decorating the Base.

  • Using PVA glue stick the design paper on the outside of the base.
  • Turn it around and stick the design paper square in the middle.
  • Using double adhesive tape, close the floppy triangles forming a pocket on each side.
  • To form the center piece add your favorite Christmas decorations.

Step 5: Creating the Lid of the Explosion Box.

  1. Score at 1″ 1/2 on each side.
  2. Cut a small V shape in the corners like you see in the images.
  3. Fold along the lines.
  4. Using PVA glue stick the sides together, creating the lid.

Step 6: Decorating the Lid.

  • Using PVA glue stick the rectangles on the sides of the lid.
  • Use double sided adhesive tape to stick the ribbon on the design paper square forming a gift box effect.
  • Add the ribbon bow using some glue dots.
  • Stick the design paper square on the lid using some foam adhesive squares.
  • Add a small tag with your message.

Step 7: Finishing the Explosion Gift Box.

Now you can add some tags with your messages or pictures.

Congrats! Your Explosion Gift Box Is Ready 🙂

Thanks for Reading! Feel free to ask us any questions you like below and check out the video as well.

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Christmas Tree Explosion Box

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Explosion Box | Gift for Boyfriend

Explosion Box tutorial
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.

Not in the mood to create one? Get this Explosion Box on Etsy!
https://goo.gl/C7fROl

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. 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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Tools and Supplies you need :

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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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Christmas Explosion Box – DIY Explosion Box

This is a cool idea that you can use this holidays to impress your loved ones. This beautiful Christmas Explosion Box can serve as a perfect gift for a special person or just as a cool Christmas decoration! Are you going to make one?

Don’t forget to like,comment and share this project 🙂

P.S. You can now order your Box on my Etsy Store: http://bit.ly/explodebox

Step 1: Christmas Explosion Box Video Tutorial!

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

Step 2: Tools & Supplies.

Tools:

  • PVA glue
  • Glue dots
  • Scissors
  • Bone Folder
  • Ruler

Supplies you need to create the box:

For the Box

  • 1x cardboard triangle 5″ x 5″ x 5″
  • 3x cardboard triangles with the base of 5″ and the height 6″ 1/2
  • 3x red triangles with the base of 4″ 3/4 and the height of 6″ 1/4
  • 1X white equilateral triangle with the side of 4″ 3/4
  • 1x design paper triangle 6″ x 6″ x 6″ to serve as a cover for the base
  • 3x design paper triangles with the base of 6″ and the height of 7″ 1/2 to serve as cover for the sides
  • 3x red rectangles 4″ x 1″

For the lid

  • 3x squares with the sides of 3″
  • 2x little stars

Supplies you need to decorate it:

  • 2 mini Christmas Trees
  • Cotton pads
  • Wide red ribbon
  • Christmas narrow ribbon
  • Red berries
  • Santa sticker
  • Jingle bells
  • 1x scrap of paper to create a pocket for one side
  • Mini pearls
  • Mini sponge
  • Ink pads

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Step 3: Creating the Bottom of the Christmas Explosion Box.

  • Add PVA glue on the equilateral cardboard triangle.
  • Stick it on the design paper triangle.
  • Score along the lines.
  • Cut the excess of the paper.
  • Fold the sides and stick them on the cardboard triangle.

Step 4: Creating the Sides of the Box.

Repeat the above process.

Step 5: Unite the Sides with the Base.

  • Mark the middle of the rectangles and score along the lines.
  • Fold them in half.
  • Cut the corners of the triangles as shown in the photos.
  • Unite the sides with the base using the rectangles.

Step 6: Decorating the Outside of the Box.

  • Take the wide ribbon and cut 3 pieces, 1 for each side.
  • Stick them on the sides using pva glue.
  • Stick the remaining part on the inside.
  • Using some glue dots stick a ribbon bow on a side.

Step 7: Making the Covers and adding them to the Christmas Explosion Box.

  • For a nicer effect, dust the red triangles sides with some ink.
  • Get one of the red triangles and create a pocket on it using the scrap paper.
  • The second triangle will be decorated using some green ribbon.
  • Add the 3 triangles on the base using pva glue.
  • Take the white triangle and create a snow effect on it using some cotton pads, than stick it to the base.

Step 8: Decorating the Christmas Explosion Box.

  • Add some mini pearls on the green ribbon.
  • Add a piece of cotton pad on the pocket to create that snow effect again 😉
  • On the plain side add the Santa sticker and some mini white pearls to create a snow effect.
  • Create your center master piece using mini Christmas trees, red berries, red pearls, jingle bells.

Step 9: Making the Lid.

  • Stick the 3 squares together as I’m doing in the photos.
  • Using some glue stick the two stars together and and than stick them to the lid.
Congrats! Your Christmas Explosion Box Is Ready 🙂

Thanks for Reading! Feel free to ask us any questions you like below and check out the video as well.

Create a Different Design.
Christmas Explosion Box

Did you liked the box?

Take a different approach on it and create this beautiful model!

You can check my blog post on it here:

https://giuliasart.com/2018/12/how-to-make-christmas-explosion-gift-box.html

LOVE GIULIA’S ART AND WANT TO LEARN HOW TO CRAFT? HERE ARE SOME NEXT STEPS THAT YOU CAN TAKE AND SUPPORT US!

1) FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA! 🙂
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