Need to wrap an odd-shaped gift?
Create a box for it! Measure it up, choose a template and print it.
This page is a resource for DIY artists, graphics designers and everyone who
likes paper crafts (like me). It contains an ever growing number of templates for
gift boxes and increasingly more other interesting things that can be made out
of paper. What makes this site special is that the templates are all dynamic:
you can customize almost all dimensions. All templates are free, no login is required.
This site was previously called "boxmaker" and was a subsite of http://www.ideogram.nl.
A typical gift box. Use this when the dimensions of the sides don't differ very much.
Box with lid
A box with a lid - a very simple template. The height of the lid and the space between the lid and the box (clearance) can be customised.
Milk carton. When home made, probably more suitable for dry stuff then for liquids. Much more original for giving a bottle of wine then a bag.
Let's add some sweetness to these templates. Curved cardboard - sweet! Be carefull to keep the width at least two times larger then the height.
A typical paper bag that can be
stored completely flat. A goodie-bag, maybe? The top is of the bag is
folded inward, to allow for extra strength. There are also 16 holes
allowing for a nice little chord to be put through. It's so cute, I
could almost die… Nice for gift-wrapping bottles.
An extra thick enveloppe.
A cone with the top cut off. Think of it as a beaker, bucket or a party-hat. The calculations are horrific, that's why I created a template for it. If you'd like a real cone, just use zero for the top-diameter. I added an extra line in the center of the template that can be used as a base line for curved text.
An open box. Useless for shipping, but very handy for stroring and displaying items.
A.k.a.: shadowbox or picture-frame. Can also be used as double walled box. This template is a bit picky. The frame-width should be more then the height plus a centimeter. Make sure to keep the height small relative to the other dimensions.
A drawer, consisting of a sleeve (the cabinet) and a drawer box. Store anything from beads, matches, CD's or your paperwork archive, depending on the sizes you choose here. The amount of space between the drawer and the sleeve can be set using the 'clearance'.
This is the ultimate gift wrapping for home made presents. Intead of a rectangular box, this one can have any number of sides. Create a triangular, hexagonal or even dodecagonal (20-sided!) package. Take good care when folding the lid, there are both mountain folds and valey folds!
Heart Shaped Box
A heart-shaped box. Not because I like Valentine's day, but because I think the third album by Nirvana is awesome... With special help from my girlfriend! The box is not hermetically closed, the circular walls are not glued to the bottom. Have a look at the extra photo's in the 'more options'-page. The width can't be larger then the length. If you try this, the width will be made equal to the length.
A long, thin box. Suitable for chocolate cigaretes, playing cards, etc.
A very flat container for letters and the like. By the way: it's not possible to create a A6 enveloppe out of a A4 sheet using this template — it just won't fit.
Hardly usuable to store anything, but very nice as a christmas-decoration. Depending on the dimensions, you'll either get a template for one point of the star (which you'll have to print a couple of times), or for one side of the star (which you'll have to print twice). The latter is the quickest and easiest way. To 'trigger' this one: use a large height, large inner radius and a low amount of points. The given parameters will work for this.