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

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This tutorial it's step by step instructions, so it's very easy to understand it.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Step 7: How to Make a Squash Book

If you want to see the instructable for this project go here:

Step 8: How to Make Squash Book Pocket

Step 9: Third Row Pieces.

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Step 10: How to Make a Waterfall Card.

Step 11: Assembling All Together!

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Actually this is the easy part.

If you follow my tutorial I'm 100 % sure that you will understand how to do it.


HappyInW (author)2017-11-16

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.

KiênH3 (author)2017-04-09

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

Sorry, my english is so bad :(

Lyle Paguio (author)KiênH32017-10-28

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

LaraF7 (author)2017-07-13

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.

pramodm24 (author)2017-07-08

I love it..

CamilaD10 made it! (author)2017-03-09

Yes, I tryed and it works! It is the most amazing gift ever! Thanks for sharing!

Jane ZenH (author)2017-01-21

I Copy all Step Thank You ^_^

Giulia Art (author)Jane ZenH2017-02-03

Cool :)

MadisonF5 (author)2017-01-25

What size card board is the bottom ?

Giulia Art (author)MadisonF52017-02-03

You have all the dimension in this project

Jane ZenH (author)2017-01-21

So Beautiful :D

Giulia Art (author)Jane ZenH2017-02-03

thanks :)

JessicaF120 (author)2016-12-20

This looks pretty cool. I might try it today.

Giulia Art (author)JessicaF1202017-01-18

Thnkas :)

Nik Marie (author)2017-01-17

What materials did you use?

Giulia Art (author)Nik Marie2017-01-18

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

11011121 (author)2017-01-12

Thank you so much!!

Giulia Art (author)110111212017-01-14

You are welcome :) It's my pleasure!

lovely amna (author)2016-11-08

It's Fantastic ...I love tis box it's really awsome... Cool

Giulia Art (author)lovely amna2016-12-21

tnak you so much :)

hi imm (author)2016-11-09

what kind of paper did u used to make the base? thank u for the answer. much appreciated

Giulia Art (author)hi imm2016-12-21

Hi :) I used cardstock

Aireenliemantara (author)2016-12-09

very pretty, i loved it

thank you :)

JessicaF120 (author)2016-12-20

Does anyone have any suggestions for what I should use for the base? I don't know that cardboard will work very well, and the paper I have is smaller, so I will have to change the measurements if I use it.

Giulia Art (author)JessicaF1202016-12-21

Hi :)

I used cardstock for all the box :)

Aireenliemantara (author)2016-12-09


bhumikaa1 (author)2016-07-03

it's beautiful...:) could you please share a tutorial of the squash card pocket on the second layer...the one with the buttons..i dint quite get it..

Giulia Art (author)bhumikaa12016-10-08

You can find the tutoial on my youtube channel :)

Tazin_adri (author)Giulia Art2016-10-13

I couldnt make the pockets.and also couldn't find the youtube link.can you give me the link here asap? Please? I only need to make the pockets now!

Giulia Art (author)Tazin_adri2016-10-30

HannahU2 (author)2016-10-11

Hi! I really love your diys but can you do giveaways please? First 5?? PLEASE??

Giulia Art (author)HannahU22016-10-30

I don't understand what you wanna say with first 5?

JVkenzs (author)2016-10-14

I love this explosion box. could you please share tutorial for that second row, that slim box kind of with on button. I couldn't figuring out how to make that second row box and envelope kind of thing. I want gift that explosion box to my husband on our anniversary. If you can share tutorial for that second row, that would be great. And one more thing is can you tell what's the size of that black sheet and sheet for lid?

Giulia Art (author)JVkenzs2016-10-30

in step 3 you can find the dimensions for the base and the lid

Tazin_adri made it! (author)2016-10-14

Finally did it :) thanks for this tutorial!

Giulia Art (author)Tazin_adri2016-10-30

super cute :) You are very welcome!

TaylorM74 (author)2016-08-04

I absolutely love this idea! It turned out so cute when I did it as well. The only problem I really had was the squash pockets but I eventually figured it out. But I love this craft!

Giulia Art (author)TaylorM742016-10-08

Happy that you did it :)You can post the photos here anytime if you want:)

KittyLover16 (author)2016-08-17

This is so cute! I love it. It's such an awesome craft. I'm really looking forward to making this!

Giulia Art (author)KittyLover162016-10-08

Thank you :)

Nikenk (author)2016-09-05

I love it so much

Giulia Art (author)Nikenk2016-10-08

Happy to hear that :)

AnushaS15 (author)2016-09-23

Could you please do a tutorial for simple pocket and squash card pocket? I need to make this for a friend ASAP

Giulia Art (author)AnushaS152016-10-08

You have the tuorial for the squash pocket on my youtube channel. and the simple pocket it's so easy to do it... i don't thinck you need a tutorial for it :)

민희김 (author)2016-09-24

can i do this using A4 cardstock paper???

Giulia Art (author)민희김2016-10-08

You can do it but you need to resize everything:D

SitiM10 (author)2016-09-27

can i do this using A4 paper and what's measurement for this?

Giulia Art (author)SitiM102016-10-08

You can do it but you need to resize everything:D

Swathipete26 made it! (author)2016-10-03

The person for whom I made this, loved it :) Thank you <3

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