How to Make an Explosion Box for Christmas | DIY Paper Crafts




Introduction: How to Make an Explosion Box for Christmas | DIY Paper Crafts

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 t…

Hello crafters!

I've always wanted to make a Christmas Explosion Box Card tutorial 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.

Don't forget to like,comment and share this project :)


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Step 1: I Made a Video for This Project!

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.

Step 3: Creating the Base.

  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.

  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 Box.

Now you can add some tags with your messages or pictures :)

Step 8: ​Thanks for Reading!

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

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    4 years ago

    great gift idea. Good video too! Who is the singer btw?

    Giulia Art
    Giulia Art

    Reply 4 years ago

    Thank you Dean :) appreciate it! Which song are you talking about?


    Reply 4 years ago

    Sorry I was unclear. The first one in the background of your construction video. A girl? singing a Christmas song?

    Giulia Art
    Giulia Art

    Reply 4 years ago

    ES_Kissing Under The Mistletoe - Loving Caliber