Our farm in East Tennessee has been in the our family since 1823, and as such means a lot to all of us. No one has lived there full time for a couple of generations, but the family makes sure it is kept up, and we all meet there every Christmas as a family. I like to make farm-related gifts for my mom’s side of the family for the holidays.
But before I go on about the barn, first let me show you what I mean by an “exploding box”. (Don’t worry, nobody will get hurt!)
Each “page” can be decorated with scrapbook/craft supplies as desired.
You can find a great tutorial here for making these boxes. It’s basically a fun and different version of a scrapbook album
Now, back to the barn!
Here is a look at some of the “page” of the album I made.
Yup, its me! That’s 5 generations of women right there.
These are the dimensions I used to make each part of the barn box. Just cut each piece of cardstock as described above and follow the instructions to put it together from the blog I linked to at the beginning of the post.
You know, in case you feel the need to make an exploding barn of your own.
The one on the left was a gift for my sister-in-law when we found out she was pregnant with a girl!
The one on the right was for a patriotic exploding box swap.
Like I said… they are addicting! Do you think you would give one of these a try?
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