Today I have a really fun unboxing, review, and assembly project. A few months ago I noticed an advertisement for an incredible exploding box from Make it Mine. I immediately wanted to make one so I was thrilled when Make It Mine agreed to do a collaboration with me.
*Please note: Make it Mine did send me the Hexagon Love Note Box. I did not purchase it. However, I promised them and I promise you, I'll give my honest opinion.*
Make it Mine sent me this incredible package and I had so much fun putting it together and creating an exploding scrapbook for my mom.
When the box is open it creates this really impressive flourish of pockets and tabs - it's like an adult pop-up book. Everyone I've shown it to has had so much fun pulling off the lids and looking into each of the pockets.
Benefits: Overall, I found the packaging and project really fun - definitely worth it if you want to make something special for yourself or for someone else. While it's a bit complicated to put it together, Make It Mine has a great instructional video on their website you can check. The finished project, after you add all the photos, journaling, and embellishments is so amazing and actually really impressive. I love how everything comes pre-creased, folded and scored. It seriously made it easier to put together. I think it's a good price and worth the value too.
Things to note: While I LOVED this project, there are a couple of things to just be aware of if you're going to purchase it. When I first opened the box there was a pretty strong glue smell. However, I just let it air out for about an hour and it was fine. I also found the overall paperweight was a bit thinner than I thought it would be. It was almost like a plain piece of cardstock weight. However, when it's folded and adhered together and you add your photos, embellishments, and cardstock on top it strengthens it a lot so I don't think it's something to worry about. I also noticed that a couple of edges were a bit rough (not smooth). But it was easy to fix and when it's all folded together you couldn't even see those rough edges. So, in my opinion, none of those are things that would stop me from getting it or wanting to play but it's important to know what you're getting yourself into.
If you'd like to check out my unboxing and assembly video, you can check it out here:
Up next on the blog, a process video, and final project pictures.