Exploding Box 

Here are some instructions for making an exploding
box. The instructions and pics were all created by Carol M on the
forum  my thanks for all her hard work. Click through for larger images,
and use the back button to return to the instructions. These instructions
were posted on the forum.<! and there is a section on the gallery showing
lots of examples. >



 



You will need 3 sheets of 12x12 card white card is used here but you can use a
coordinated colour if you wish too Now you will need to score your squares  each will end up
with nine squares:
Take the 8 5/8" x 8 5/8" square at 2 7/8" intervals – score each of the lines. Take the 8 1/4" x 8 1/4" square at 2 3/4" intervals – score each of the lines.


Now cut each of the corner squares away – it
will leave you with this


Do the same for each of the 3 sheets, and fold. You can corner punch the corners if you wish 

Now take 9” square and lay flat on the surface


Making the lid:


TURN YOUR SQUARE OVER and score
the corners ONLY of your cardstock. Start with the point in the inner square,
and score it outwards.

Pinch the corners where you have just scored and it should look
like this


Now tuck the corners underneath and glue them –
once they are all stuck it should look like this:

decorate your box as you wish 

I had a go and managed to do it
in a slightly smaller size using A4 card as I did not have any 12 X 12:


This is Carols finished project. 









and this is my finished box  you can't see that there is any difference in size, and is certainly big enough to pop in a gift. 










© Carolyn Woodruff January 2007 Updated July 2012