AEDM Day 16: The Exploding Box

by jenn on November 16, 2008

in Art,Art Every Day Month,Book Club,Friends

exploding box

Today’s creation: the “exploding box.”  After seeing my Unfolding Your Life Vision collage books and my collaged dream boxes, a lady launcher made me one of these surprising structures since she knew I would appreciate it.  I love how the box is simple yet complex. And that it unfolds!

I tried to follow a pattern that I found online.  However, I don’t do so well with measurements and instructions, so I ended up just reverse engineering it from the one I already had.

exploding box

I haven’t figured out yet how I want to decorate the inside pages.  I might play with seasons, directions, elements and/or stages of my life.  I’ll save that for another AEDM post!  What fun!

Speaking of fun, I had my friends over for book club this afternoon.  We dined outside in the warm sun and chatted a bit about Jodi Picoult’s page-turner My Sister’s Keeper, but mostly we just gabbed.  I love the excuse to get together and catch up.

P.S. – Some of you have asked for instructions to make an exploding box.  I found another link that looks like it makes more sense than the one I tried to use, so check out these directions.

P.P.S – Here’s a link to my finished Year-in-Review exploding box.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

leah November 16, 2008 at 10:47 pm

what a cool box! looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

p.s. i nominated you for an award! 🙂

tammy vitale November 17, 2008 at 7:15 am

came over from creative every day’s award and fell in love with this box – there are so many possibilities! Can you share the on line directions url? I also like the idea of drawing how your body feels. I must try that.

Ananda Leeke November 17, 2008 at 8:41 am

jenn, this box reminds me of magic from jack in the boxes. have fun with it.

Gretchen Wegner November 17, 2008 at 11:22 am

Wow, Jenn, I love love love that box! I definitely want to make one. I’m about ready to actually create my Right Brain Business Plan, and I was thinking that the box could be my holistic vision board, with goals/values/ etc. on all the cards. That way I can carry my RBBP with me in my purse, but I keep the vision box on my altar.

Stephanie November 18, 2008 at 11:25 am

I love this box! Now, my fingers turn into jello trying to do crafts like these. Any plans on selling them?

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