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Free custom paper templates

Need to wrap an odd-shaped gift? Create a box for it! Measure it up, choose a design and print, fold and glue! 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 free printables. All that the templates (a.k.a. nets or dielines) are dynamic: you can customize the dimensions. All templates are free, no login is required.

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Card Box

The most common box. A long, thin box. Suitable for chocolate cigaretes, playing cards, etc. The default dimensions are fine for a set of standard, European, playing cards (“bridge size”).

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Round box (hat box)

A round, cylindrical box. The template consist of 4 parts and comes with a paper jig that you can use to assemble to box in a neat way. The top and bottom parts are cut out from this tool and are double. This means that you can trash one top shape and one bottom shape.

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Elliptical box

An elliptical or oval box. The template consist of 4 parts and comes with a paper jig that you can use to assemble this box in a neat way. The top and bottom parts are cut out from this tool and are double. This means that you can trash one top shape and one bottom shape.

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Match Box

A simple Tray and Sleeve Box. The dimensions are inner dimensions. The clearence is added twice and to both height and the width. The tray can be assembled without glue, although a little glue won‘t hurt, ofcourse.

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Envelope

A packaging item, designed to contain a flat object, such as a letter or card.

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Exploding Box

A box consisting of a tray and a lid. The sides of the tray are not glued, but kept together by the lid.

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Cake Slice Box

A piece of cake. Literally. A wedge-shaped box that can be used to store pieces of cake. The box consists of an upper and a lower part. The upper part is the cover. The lower part, the tray, does not need glue because it will be locked by the cover. By default, the cover is 5% larger then the tray but this can be adjusted in the expert settings. The angle is a measure for how big a piece of cake can fit in. Look in the figure if you don‘t know what to enter here. For example, an angle of 30º is large enough for 1 piece from a 12-piece cake. The length is the length of the piece, which should be about half the diameter of the complete cake. But, be sure to add quite some allowance here.

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Polygonal-based Pyramid

A pyramid shape with a polygonal base.

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Soma Cube

Collection of the 7 concave polycubes with 4 or less cubes. These seven pieces together can form the SOMA cube. That is, if you manage to solve the puzzle. The SOMA cube was invented by the Danish mathematician and poet Piet Hein.

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Star Shaped Box

Have you ever dreamed of just sprinkling stars? ✨Now you can, and you can even hide a present in them! The folds are a bit origami-like, score them well and make sure the star is reasonably thick. “5“ Is indeed the ideal number of points, but fewer or more is certainly possible. Shine!

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Truncated cone

A cone, optionally with the top cut off. (In that case, it’s called a frustum). Can be used to help create the geometry for a beaker, vase, party-hat or lamp shade. If you'd like a real cone, just use zero for the top-diameter. Tip: do not score or fold the fold line this template to keep seam smooth.

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Box with lid

Print template for box with lid, for example a shoebox or a board game box. Length, Width and Height are all inner dimensions. This template is econimical for rather shallow boxes. If the box is tall, use the card box instead.

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Box insert

Box insert for flat items. Use this template to create a box insert that locks an item safely in the center of a box. It leaves some extra space for a thumbhole, so it's easy to retrieve the item.

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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.

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Polygon-shaped box

This is the ultimate gift wrapping for home made presents. Instead of a rectangular box, this one can have any number of sides. Create a triangular, hexagonal or even dodecagonal (12-sided!) package. Take good care when folding the lid, there are both mountain folds and valey folds!

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Bag

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.

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Passe-Partout

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.

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Milk carton

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.

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Counter Display

An open box. Useless for shipping, but very handy for storing and displaying items.

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Pillow pack

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.

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Decorative Star

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.

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Mailer

An extra thick envelope.

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Parallelepiped

Rectangular boxes are boring. Hipsters create parallelepipeds! This templates creates the “net” or the paper model for a parallelepiped, a box that is skewed in three dimensions.

Chose all three angles between 0º (completely flat) and 90º ( the ordinary, straight angle). Mind you that a 100 º angle would be equivalent to a 80º angle…

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Sphere

The template creates a separate island for every segment. All these islands are identical. When assembled, together they create a sphere or a globe.

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Pyramid

Everybody needs to burry a pharao sometimes. For those situations, a pyramid comes in handy.

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Coffin

It’s Halloween so serve your trick or treat candy in style: put those sweets in a coffin! This template comes with a base and a lid.

Use some extra scotch tape to secure the lid to base, or it might open at midnight… allowing to content to wander around your house. Mwhahahaha!

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Cylinder with mitered ends

A cylinder that’s truncated under an angle. It can be truncated at an angle both at the top and the bottom. The length is measured over the axis of the cylinder.
The bottom angle can also be rotated around the axis, as if the already truncated cylinder were twisted.

Mitered cylinders, or tubes, are used a lot in engineering to connect tubes. For those who like to make boxes with this template: a top and a bottom piece are also provided.
Be sure not to fold the glue-tab!

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Trapezoid

A trapezoid or trapezium shaped box, typical for expensive chocolates.

If the Parallelepiped is too novel for you, but the Giftbox is too boring, the Trapezoid is your “weapon of choice”.

Depending on the dimensions, this site chooses between one of two lay-outs, to create the most efficient template.

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Polygon-shaped box with Lid

Create a 5-sided, 7-sided or even 13-sided box. The lid is separate and slightly larger, which can controlled by setting the “clearance.”

You can choose any number of sides, as long as there are between 3 and 20 sides (inclusive). 4 would be boring, though…

Boxes with 3, 4 or 6 sides assemble beautifully into larger constellations when you make a couple or more of the same.

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Multi-Sheet Box

A very common box, but assembled from 6 sheets. This allows for larger boxes if your sheets are limited in size.

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Gift Box

A typical gift box. Use this when the dimensions of the sides don't differ very much.

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Rhombus shaped box with lid

A rhombus or lozenge-shaped box. By definition, all four sides of the rhombus have the same length.

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