How to Make an Explosion Gift Box


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How to Make an Explosion Gift Box! This explosion box is a fabulous handmade gift and a big, unexpected surprise! It's packed full of treats, but it could also contain small gifts or a gift card too. Once the lid is removed, it's tricky to get everything back inside, making it a very memorable gift!

How to Make an Explosion Gift Box

This explosion box is a fabulous handmade gift and a big, unexpected surprise! It's packed full of treats, but it could also contain small gifts or a gift card too. Once the lid is removed, it's tricky to get everything back inside, making it a very memorable gift!

This posted previously on the Tombow blog as part of the Design Team for 2020 and was inspired by Serena. 

This explosion box is a fabulous handmade gift and a big, unexpected surprise! It's packed full of treats, but it could also contain small gifts or a gift card too. Once the lid is removed, it's tricky to get everything back inside, making it a very memorable gift!

Supplies Needed for Explosion Box:


12X12 Cardstock

Mixed Pattern Papers


Scissors

Scoring Stylus/Ruler or Score Board or Cricut


Gnome Stamp/Ink Pad (or draw your own with MONO Drawing Pens)


Twine


White Cardstock


Supplies Needed for Explosion Box:  12X12 Cardstock  Mixed Pattern Papers  Tombow MONO Permanent Adhesive  Scissors  Scoring Stylus/Ruler or Score Board or Cricut  Tombow Dual Brush Pens  Gnome Stamp/Ink Pad (or draw your own with MONO Drawing Pens)  Tombow Foam Tape  Twine  Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen  White Cardstock  Tombow MONO Liquid Glue

Step 1: Explosion Box


I used my Cricut Maker to cut and score this design found in CDS by searching "explosion box".

However if you are not using a Cricut, this can be made with a ruler and scoring stylus. Begin by scoring a 12x12 piece of paper in 9 equal parts. Then diagonal scoring on the corner pieces, cut the top in a curve shape.

Step 1: Explosion Box  I used my Cricut Maker to cut and score this design found in CDS by searching "explosion box".  However if you are not using a Cricut, this can be made with a ruler and scoring stylus. Begin by scoring a 12x12 piece of paper in 9 equal parts. Then diagonal scoring on the corner pieces, cut the top in a curve shape.

The lid is just 1/8 inch bigger than the base of the gift with one inch edges on all 4 sides, 2 of the flaps have small tabs.

The lid is just 1/8 inch bigger than the base of the gift with one inch edges on all 4 sides, 2 of the flaps have small tabs.

Fold the paper on all the score lines. Then glue the tabs on the flaps of the lid using the MONO Liquid Glue. Let it dry completely.

Fold the paper on all the score lines. Then glue the tabs on the flaps of the lid using the MONO Liquid Glue. Let it dry completely.

Step 2: Gift Tag

Now get lots of brightly colored pieces of paper to layer for the perfect gift tag.

Step 2: Gift Tag Now get lots of brightly colored pieces of paper to layer for the perfect gift tag.

Use the MONO Permanent Adhesive roller to attach the layers of paper. Chanel your inner Serena Bee and layer those colors, patterns and textures!

Use the MONO Permanent Adhesive roller to attach the layers of paper. Chanel your inner Serena Bee and layer those colors, patterns and textures!

Then use the MONO Liquid Glue to attach the twine to the edge of the tag.

Then use the MONO Liquid Glue to attach the twine to the edge of the tag.

Add foam pieces to some punched or hand cut banners.

Add foam pieces to some punched or hand cut banners.

Then attach them to the tag near the twine.

Then attach them to the tag near the twine.

Step 3: Stamping

Now stamp or draw your gnome on the cardstock. Stamp it again on some patterned paper, just for paper piecing the hat.

Step 3: Stamping Now stamp or draw your gnome on the cardstock. Stamp it again on some patterned paper, just for paper piecing the hat.

Then cut out the patterned hat carefully and adhere it to the stamped image using MONO Adhesive roller.

Then cut out the patterned hat carefully and adhere it to the stamped image using MONO Adhesive roller.

Add the gnome and a little hand lettered phrase to the tag with the foam tape.

Add the gnome and a little hand lettered phrase to the tag with the foam tape.

Step 4: Fill the Box

Now fill the box with candy, treats, small toys, gift cards, confetti, even glitter! Use the MONO Adhesive to adhere a few of the treats to the sides of the box. Leave the corner pieces empty.

Step 4: Fill the Box Now fill the box with candy, treats, small toys, gift cards, confetti, even glitter! Use the MONO Adhesive to adhere a few of the treats to the sides of the box. Leave the corner pieces empty.

Then fold in the corners and hold it together as closely as you can.

Then fold in the corners and hold it together as closely as you can.

Then fill to the brim with more goodies. Again, glitter bomb anyone? Then slip the lid over the top to hold the box together and contain the surprise!

Then fill to the brim with more goodies. Again, glitter bomb anyone? Then slip the lid over the top to hold the box together and contain the surprise!

Tie it up with twine and attach the tag with a hole punch. Now it's ready for holiday gifting--the perfect handmade gift!

Tie it up with twine and attach the tag with a hole punch. Now it's ready for holiday gifting--the perfect handmade gift!

This explosion box is loaded and ready to just lift the lid off...

This explosion box is loaded and ready to just lift the lid off...

And BOOM! A wonderful surprise! I asked my son to help me with this reveal and he audibly gasped when he saw the contents spill out!

And BOOM! A wonderful surprise! I asked my son to help me with this reveal and he audibly gasped when he saw the contents spill out!

Who do you know that would love an explosion box!?

Who do you know that would love an explosion box!?

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How to make an explosion box with paper filled with treats and goodies. Fill with confetti or glitter for a fabulous surprise!









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  1. Me and everyone else I know would love this! So fun!

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