How to Make an Explosion Box - DIY Paper Crafts - Exploding Wedding Gift





Introduction: How to Make an Explosion Box - DIY Paper Crafts - Exploding Wedding Gift

About: My name is Giulia Talmacel, I was born on the 6th of January 1995.I am from Romania but currently living in UK with my husband Emanuel. I like to play with paper and do beautiful things from it. I also like...

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Step 1: Watch the Video!

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: Gather Your Suplies.

You need:

  • Scissor
  • Double adhesive tape
  • Ribbon
  • Coloured Cardboard
  • Design Paper

In the next steps you will see that I attached the dimensions as well :)

You're welcome :D

Step 3: The Base and the Lid.

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.

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 the instructable for this project go here:

Step 6: Second Row Pieces

Step 7: How to Make a Squash Book

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Step 8: How to Make Squash Book Pocket

Step 9: Third Row Pieces.

Step 10: How to Make a Waterfall Card.

Step 11: Assembling All Together!

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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3 Questions


Where did you buy your materials? And what kind of art papers did you used?

What material should I use for the outer box?

Hi, so I'm having some trouble with this section. I've cut out the first row pieces. I've got the pocket base and the pocket cover. What do I do with them after that? Do I stick the cover onto the base? And how do I cut the openings (measurements)?


hi, is there any card or paper I could alternatively of cardstock? I don't think it's available here in Philippines. I found an online shop selling but it's too expensive.

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So for the base and lid, the measurement start at 0 rights? And how do I make the heart shape? Also for the lid the measurement is 23.2cm but my ruler doesn't have .2 it only had .5 and there no line to indicate .2 so how to I measure?

I made the box and it is very amazing, however I found that the second row pieces (the pockets for the squash cards) were too big to fit into the base together when all the parts were made to the measurements. The base is 15 x 15 cm and the pockets are 12 cm by 2 cm thick. I believe the base needs to be at least 16 cm square to accommodate the pockets. Am I missing something?

I am going to make the base again.

plz, show me which wedsite to buy this cardstock. In my country they don't be sale.

Sorry, my english is so bad :(

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maybe card stock was know as specialty board (paper) in your country just like in ours...

You have all the dimension in this project

Hi ! you can find the materials in the second step :)