Giulia Talmacel
Giulia Talmacel
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Christmas Tree Explosion Box | Christmas Card 2018

18 Materials
1 Hour

~Hello crafters~

Are you already preparing Christmas Gifts?

This is a cool idea that you can use this holidays to impress your loved ones.

This beautiful Explosion Box can serve as a perfect gift for a special person or just as a cool Christmas decoration!

Are you going to make one?

Don't forget to like,comment and share this project :)

P.S. You can now order your Explosion Box on my Etsy Store:

christmas tree explosion box christmas card 2018

Step 1: Tools & Supplies.


  • PVA glue
  • Glue dots
  • Scissors
  • Bone Folder
  • Ruler

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Step 1
Step 1

Supplies you need to create the box:

For the Box

  • 1x cardboard triangle 5" x 5" x 5"
  • 3x cardboard triangles with the base of 5" and the height 6" 1/2
  • 3x red triangles with the base of 4" 3/4 and the height of 6" 1/4
  • 1X white equilateral triangle with the side of 4" 3/4
  • 1x design paper triangle 6" x 6" x 6" to serve as a cover for the base
  • 3x design paper triangles with the base of 6" and the height of 7" 1/2 to serve as cover for the sides
  • 3x red rectangles 4" x 1"
Step 1
Step 1

For the lid

  • 3x squares with the sides of 3"
  • 2x little stars
Step 1
Step 1

Supplies you need to decorate it:

  • 2 mini Christmas Trees
  • Cotton pads
  • Wide red ribbon
  • Christmas narrow ribbon
  • Red berries
  • Santa sticker
  • Jingle bells
  • 1x scrap of paper to create a pocket for one side
  • Mini pearls
  • Mini sponge
  • Ink pads

Step 2: I Made a Video Tutorial for This Project!

For some people it's easier to watch a video than following step by step photos :)

So if you are one of them I hope that this will help you !

Check the video at the top of this page.

christmas tree explosion box christmas card 2018

Step 3: Creating the Bottom of the Box.

  • Add PVA glue on the equilateral cardboard triangle.
  • Stick it on the design paper triangle.
  • Score along the lines.
  • Cut the excess of the paper.
Step 3
Step 3
  • Fold the sides and stick them on the cardboard triangle.
christmas tree explosion box christmas card 2018

Step 4: Creating the Sides of the Box.

Repeat the above process.

Step 4
Step 4

christmas tree explosion box christmas card 2018

Step 5: Unite the Sides With the Base.

  • Mark the middle of the rectangles and score along the lines.
  • Fold them in half.
  • Cut the corners of the triangles as shown in the photos.
Step 5
Step 5
  • Unite the sides with the base using the rectangles.
christmas tree explosion box christmas card 2018

Step 6: Decorating the Outside of the Box.

  • Take the wide ribbon and cut 3 pieces, 1 for each side.
  • Stick them on the sides using pva glue.
  • Stick the remaining part on the inside.
  • Using some glue dots stick a ribbon bow on a side.
christmas tree explosion box christmas card 2018

Step 9: Making the Lid.

  • Stick the 3 squares together as I'm doing in the video.
  • Using some glue stick the two stars together and and than stick them to the lid.
  • Add some mini pearls on it.
christmas tree explosion box christmas card 2018

Step 7: Making the Covers and Adding Them to the Box.

  • For a nicer effect, dust the red triangles sides with some ink.
  • Get one of the red triangles and create a pocket on it using the scrap paper.
  • The second triangle will be decorated using some green ribbon.
  • Add the 3 triangles on the base using pva glue.
christmas tree explosion box christmas card 2018

Step 8: Adding final touches.

  • Add some mini pearls on the green ribbon.
  • On the plain side add the Santa sticker and some mini white pearls to create a snow effect.
  • Add a piece of cotton pad on the pocket to create that snow effect again ;)
  • Take the white triangle and create a snow effect on it using some cotton pads, than stick it to the base.
  • Create your center master piece using mini Christmas trees, red berries, red pearls, jingle bells.
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Have a question about this project?

2 questions
  • Cheri Tanner
    on Dec 15, 2018

    It's very creative whatever it is but I have NEVER heard of an Explosion Box. What is it's purpose? If you decorate the bottom of the box, you can't put anything in it! Is it for display on the counter??? I'm confused! I can't imagine telling friends...Yeah, I got a decorated "box" for Xmas!!! Really???

    • Karolyn
      on Dec 19, 2018

      Cheri, I just watched her video and you can see there how dang cute this idea is! I, too had not heard of explosion boxes, but the idea is really different and could be an heirloom! But watching her video explains it really well.

  • Mary Margaret D
    on Dec 16, 2018

    I too have no idea what you created, I would hang it on the wall but why is the called Christmas Tree explosion box and what do you use it for?

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