Thursday, February 21, 2013

Mini Explosion Box Tutorial

Good Morning!
My how the days are flying by!  Can you believe it's Thursday already?  Earlier this week I shared the mini explosion box/tea light birthday cake that I made for my mother in law's birthday.  I have received several emails in regards to how I made the box.  I didn't write a full tutorial with pictures for it as I didn't think it was going to be so popular! I did write the basic instructions in the comments section of that post but I realize that not everyone saw them.

So here they are:
Mini Explosion Box Measurements:
For the box base- I started with a piece of card stock that was 6" square.  Score all 4 sides at 2". Completely cut away all 4 corners.
To decorate the sides- I used card stock that measured 1 3/4" square.  The DSP that I layered onto the card stock measures 1 1/2" square.  Embellish as you wish!

For the lid- start with a 3 1/8" square piece of card stock.  Score all 4 sides at 1/2".  Cut from score line to score line on opposite sides to create little flaps.  Fold into a box shape and secure each flap with a glue dot.
Embellish the top as desired.

That's it!  YES!!! It's really that simple!  Keep in mind while decorating the inside of the box- the heavier you make your sides- the quicker they will "explode" when the box is opened.

Wanna share your creation with me?  Post it to my facebook page! 
I would love to see what you create!

Have a great day!

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