Mini Christmas Explosion Boxes

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Anyone else love the Holidays because they are an excuse to craft more and give hand crafted gifts?! Every year my family looks forward to my paper creations so this year I am so excited to give them these miniature boxes full of pics of allllllll the kids in the family! Grandma will love seeing all her grandkids in one box, and aunts and uncles will have recent photos of their nieces and nephews to show off! At just 2.25" tall, they are perfect for displaying on a table, shelf, desk or Christmas tree. 
Miniature Christmas Explosion Box open and closed

The lid, box and insert all fit on one 12x12 sheet and can be cut easily by hand using this template or with your Cricut using this Design Space file

You can choose anything you like to decorate the lid of your box. We cut a variety of Christmasy die cuts and paired then with patterned 2"x2" papers for the outside. You can find all of the die cuts we used in this Cricut Design Space file. 

We used Electric Red, Wild Cherry, Gumdrop Green, Jellybean Green, Sour Apple Green, Red Mirror, Green Mirror, Gold Mirror, Gun Metal Mirror, and Silver Stardream Metallic to create our boxes. You can find all of these colors and more in our Holiday Papers Collection

Holiday Papers Collection from Cardstock Warehouse Paper Company

To see how we assembled our box, check out our YouTube video below. Subscribe to our channel to be the first to know when new videos are released! 

To print photos for the inside of your box, you will need to make sure your photos are cropped to a square and then print them as 2"x2" photos. The easiest way to do this is to print 6 together in one 4x6 print. We use the app Pic Stitch to make this SUPER easy! You can download it here for Apple and here for Android. Use the diagram below to help you prep your photos for printing. 

How to use Pic Stitch to print 2"x2" photos

Embellish the sides of your lid with small strips of patterned paper, rhinestones, pearls, brads, or whatever embellishments you have handy. You can also mix and match the lid and insert colors to create your own unique combinations. You can also add a ribbon to the outside of the box or lid to turn it into an ornament. 

Mini Christmas Explosion Boxes What are you crafting for the holidays this year? We would love to see! Tag us in your creations on Facebook or Instagram for a chance to be featured on our page! 

Happy Holidays!! 

Comments

  • Posted On January 18, 2018 by Shelly Kallach

    Thanks for the great tips on printing 2″×2″ photos thru an app! I LOVE explosion boxes!

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