[Tutorial + Template] Explosion Box

Basically, this box is for you to place the tea light cake in. Once they open the box they will see they tea light cake. Make sure when you give the box turn on the light beforehand so it's glowing when they open the lid.

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Hi! This is part two of my newest explosion box tutorial. If you haven't seen the first one you can check out the video here

Basically, this box is for you to place the tea light cake in. Once they open the box they will see they tea light cake. Make sure when you give the box turn on the light beforehand so it's glowing when they open the lid.

Materials Needed:

  • Explosion Box Template
  • 2 sheets of 8.5x11" cardstock
  • Scoreboard
  • Bone folder
  • Glue
  • Ruler
  • X-Acto knife
  • Cutting Mat
  • Scissors

Video Tutorial:

Written Instructions:

Step 1:

Cut 1 sheet of cardstock to 8-1/4" on all sides

Step 2:

Score along 2-3/4" and 5-1/2".  Rotate your cardstock 90 degrees and score along the same measurements.

Step 3:

Fold along all of the score lines.

Step 4:

Cut along both sides of the score line but following the cut guide (above).  Grey lines show scored segments, red lines show cut segments.  Snip off the sliver of scored paper.

Step 5:

Fold the square panel over the centre square and using your ruler and x-acto knife, cut off any excess paper that overhangs the central square.

Step 6:

Add glue on the outer edges of the square, shown in yellow (above).  This reinforces the centre square panel and creates a pocket for you to insert pictures or tags.

Step 7:

Cut 4 squares of decorative paper measuring 2-1/2" and place centred onto the panels.  You are finished the box and moving onto the lid:

Step 8:

Taking your second sheet of cardstock, score at 1/2, 1-1/2, 2-1/2, 5-3/8, 6-3/8, and 7-3/8" Cut your cardstock at 7-7/8".  Rotate 90 degrees and repeat score and cut at the same measurements.

Step 9:

This is the cut guide for the lid, grey lines show scored segments while red lines show cut segments.  As you can see the "lip" part of the lid without the glue tabs are taped in slightly to accommodate the thickness of the cardstock once you fold the lips over.

Step 10:

Add glue to the tabs of the lid and fold the lid together.

Step 11:

Fold the lips into the box.  Cut out a square that measure 2-13/16" from the same cardstock and glue that into the centre of the lid for support.

Step 12:

The explosion box and lid are finished! 

Happy Crafting!