A box for any occasion. A box that does nothing but fall open. Who doesn't want one? Ok not very exciting, but hopefully the contents make up for it. A new way to present your present!
The Necessity List:
-Wrapping paper or normal paper (Outside)
-Some thick paper, cardstock (For the inside)
-Box cutter and scissors
-Glue or tape
*Ribbons, bows, etc (for decoration)
This box does not literally explode. Please don't sue me. I don't really understand the etymology either.
Step 1: Cutting
Step 2: Wrapping
Time to break tradition, no more wrapping your present boxes last anymore! Wrapping without even having a box to wrap!
Step 3: X
Take a wrapped square and make a grid on the thick paper. You want to make a cross shape that will connect the cardboard squares.
You can adjust the size by trimming to how much you want the wrapping paper to be exposed.
Be sure that the middle square is the EXACT same size as one of the wrapped squares or else the sides will not fall correctly.
The image below should clarify.
Cut out the cross following the red lines.
After having the cross cut out, crease the gray lines(shown below).
Step 4: Coming Together
Now that the cross is cut out and creased, glue one of the wrapped squares in the center of the cross. After the center is glued you can glue the rest of the wrapped squares making the sides.
If everything is going well these should fold up and fall down.
Step 5: Cap It
The cap will just be the large wrapped square with some smaller rectangles added.
Take any cardboard scraps you have and cut out rectangles the length of the square and maybe 1 inch in height.
Make 4 of these rectangles. Then wrap each one individually with wrapping paper.
(You can line the insides of your rectangles and large square with the thick paper you had to match the box and hide showing cardboard)
Assemble the cap by taping or gluing each rectangle to the outside of the square. Hot glue works well here.
Fold up the flaps and top it off with a cap and you're good!
Step 6: Finish!
Well everything is complete now. The outcome is a multipurpose box. So gift it, put something in it, use it as decoration, anything.
Take your lunch in it, that can of Spam will work. Everyone will be envious when you pop that top. You may then proceed to take over the world with your can of Spam and your explosion box.