This post is going to be mostly a lot of pictures and list of supplies used versus a detailed step-by-step or how-to.
For the explosion box itself, I used the Gingerbread House Exploding Box SVG file from
I created panels for the sides of the box using the Tim Holtz Sizzix Brickwork 3D Texture Fade. I ran a black inkpad over the folder before embossing which brought out some of the detail. The deer are from Tim Holtz Sizzix Darling Deer and Winter Wonderland die sets. With Harry's patronus being a stag, I thought the deer would be a fun touch and provide interest to the brick walls. The Hogwarts title was cut on my Cricut using a free font called Harry P. The stones and moss are from my stash.
Merry Christmas Muggles!!!