Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Explosion Treat Box

I created these fun treat boxes for my family and my coworkers for Thanksgiving. I wanted to share the instructions here with you since this Explosion Box can be used at any time of year or occasion. I filled these with bags of candy but this box would be perfect for gift giving as well.

I am sharing pictures of the box here. You can also find a link to the printable instructions as well as a video tutorial at the end of this post.

I added a Belly Band to the box as a way of "wrapping it up" for presenting it as a gift.

Here is what the box looks like when you slide the belly band off and take the lid off. So many possibilities with this box design!

The materials needed for this box are simple: 2 pieces of cardstock plus 1 piece of patterned paper.

The cardstock for the base is cut to 11 1/4" x 11 1/4" and then scored at 3 3/4" and 7 1/2" along both the horizontal and vertical sides.

After scoring you need to cut away about 1/2" from each corner to the score lines. Cutting this away will aid in folding the corners in to create the box.

Fold this along the score lines and then fold each corner from the bottom of the box base out to the corner. You can decorate the sides with pieces of 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" patterned paper.

The cardstock for the lid is cut to 6" x 6" and then scored at 1" and 5" on both the horizontal and vertical sides.

Cut along the score lines on both horizontal sides to create tabs. Put some strong adhesive on the outside of the tabs and then fold under to create the box lid.

The belly band is made from 2 pieces of 2 1/2" wide patterned paper. One piece is left at 12" long and the other is cut down to 5 1/2" long.

Score the 12" long piece at 1 1/2", 5 3/8" and 9 1/4".  Score the 5 1/2" piece at 1 5/8". The best way to assemble the belly band is by putting it around the box as you do since you do not want the band to be too tight or too loose. I used strong adhesive on one end of each piece and once I had everything lined up I adhered the ends together.

I decorated the band at the top of the box with some Cricut cut leaves and a tag and added some ribbon and twine as well.

You can find the printable instructions here.

Here is a video tutorial I did during a recent Facebook Live.

I hope you like this Explosion Box and enjoyed the video tutorial. Thanks for stopping by!

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