Explosion Tower Box

I created this massive explosion memory box tower as a graduation gift for my grandaughter. You can decorate your box for any occasion. Instead of the graduation-themed embellishments included with this project, you might use decorations for weddings, baby showers, birthdays, or any occasion.

The hexagon box itself measures 11.5” in diameter, but when fully open, it expands to about 36” in diameter, and is 15.5” tall. It makes for quite an impressive party centerpiece!

The project base consists of two explosion boxes with lids. Each panel of the explosion boxes contains a pocket for a tag, mini album, or other interactive surprise.

On top of the base are two more graduated-sized boxes which have exploding lids, and these are topped with a small box with a 3d paper flower-adorned lid. The lids form a tiered “cake” when stacked, to help celebrate the occasion.

A collection of 24 different matted words of encouragement adorn the side panels of the boxes and top lid. These words could be used on any themed explosion memory box tower.

Graduation-themed borders and toppers embellish the lids. The resizable borders and toppers could alternately be used in traditional scrapbooks, cards, home décor, gifts, or graduation party décor.

I added 56 photos to my Explosion Memory Box Tower, but I could have fit a lot more in by adding up to 12 mini albums to the pocket tags included in the two exploding bases. Each mini album may hold up to 12 photos. That is a potential of another 144 photos! Each tag holds 2 photos as well.

The small box on top contains a hexagon-shaped mini album that can also be made to hold dozens of wallet-sized photos that will fit in the box lid. There is still plenty of room in that 5” wide by 3.5” tall box for a small gift or gift card.

You will want to get the entire collection, and get started making your own Explosion Memory Box Tower! Allow plenty of time for cutting and assembly (instructions included), and enjoy the creation process!

Julie has included a video showing the completed project too!

For boxes and flaps : 20 sheets of 12×12 navy cardstock.
For Lids: 5 sheets of 12×12 Teal cardstock.
Photo Mats: Gray or light green cardstock
Mini Albums: Teal Cardstock 3 12”x12” cardstock per each accordion album.
Hexagon Album: 1 12”x12” sheet of cardstock
Encouraging Words: 2 sheets Silver Glitter Cardstock, 2 Sheets 12”x12” Navy cardstock
Flower: 1 sheet of colored cardstock of your choice
Rhinestones: Adhesive Diamond Wrap by Floral Garden
Paper Accents paper pack – Includes the navy, teal, and light green cardstock used for this project, as well as many other colors of medium to heavy-weight cardstock
Silver Glitter Cardstock
Dries Clear Adhesive
Recollections Metallic Silver
¼” Navy Silk Ribbon

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