This hexagon explosion box would make a creative and unique gift for your loved one.
Explosion boxes look like a little gift, but when the lid is removed the sides fall down to reveal multiple tags where you can put photos, sayings, and other embellishments.
I've always been a fan of the
square explosion boxes,
but I wanted to try to make a hexagon version so I could have more tags
for photos. I designed the patterns, and included them for easy
printing. The best thing about this project is that it is quick and
easy to put together. The patterns fit a standard 8.5x11 inch sheet of
paper that will fit into a standard printer. In this way, you can print
right on to your patterned paper or cardstock you are using, and just
cut and fold on the lines. If you would like to make the pattern bigger
(for 12x12 paper for instance), simply print out the patterns and
enlarge them to any size you choose with a photocopier.
actual box is easy. Most of your time for this project will be spent
adding photos and decorating it. Your sweetheart is going to just love
this thoughtful and personalized gift, that you made yourself!
This craft was featured on Cool2Craft TV. If you would like to see the video tutorial, please visit the link!
Needed for a Hexagon Explosion Box:
Click here to open the BOTTOM LAYER pattern of the hexagon box
Click here to open the MIDDLE LAYER pattern of the hexagon box
Click here to open the TOP LAYER pattern of the hexagon box
Click here to open the LID pattern of the hexagon box
2. The next step is to fold each tab on the star-like patterns you printed. It works best if you have a scoring tool and bone folder, like the attachment I have here on my paper cutter. This will ensure a nice straight fold. Once you have made a fold, fold it back and forth several times to "wear in" the fold. This is because you want the tabs to fall back easily when the lid is removed. Once you have made all the folds, you can begin to assemble the hexagon explosion box. Layer and glue the three stars on top of one another. Begin with the largest on the bottom, then the middle size, and then the smallest star on top. Only add glue to the center hexagon, allowing the tabs to move freely. This forms the bottom of the box, and it is complete except for all the decorating.
Here's a few more ideas for your hexagon explosion box:
- Make each tab have a question about the two of you, with the answer on the tab behind. For example "My favorite thing about you is...", answer "the way your smile can make my day".
- Glue a small candy to each tab.
- Write certain verses of your favorite love songs inside.
- Attach ticket stubs, pressed flowers, or other special
symbols of your life together.
Wedding Card Box
by Katrien van Campenhout
"I loved this project, really a good idea! Here's a photo of one I made."
Response from Crafts For All Seasons: How beautiful!! Thank you for sharing a photo of your wedding card box.