How to make custom boxes at home

DIY at home

The economy is falling right now. If you're like me and don't live in the 1% who can afford to throw away your money, try to save the best you can. DIY is the "do it yourself" that helps save money while receiving quality results. A DIY that helps young entrepreneurs who are also profitable are boxes of homemade specialty products. If you search online, you will see many DIY with different ideas on how to create your custom product box. On Pinterest alone, simply typing the words "custom boxes" gets hundreds of thousands of results. Some of them even have free downloadable templates just to help you make it easier. But make no mistake, making your personal crate is not as easy as it seems unless you have a good crafting experience. Hopefully this article can help you.


- Box cutter

- decorations

- Meter

- Cardboard or box material

- Packing tape


- Take the cardboard and the box cutter and open the cardboard so you can shape the cardboard you want

- Take the item you are sending and use it to measure the box dimensions and cut it accordingly

- Fold the box to fit the product well.

- Make the finishing to the box so it looks good and the custom promotional boxes does not fall or break. Then use the packing tape to seal the box. If the item is fragile, I suggest you insulate the box with materials such as bubble wrap, tissue paper or peanut wrap, etc.

- In the end, you can decorate by adding a company logo or just make it beautiful, but you want it.


If you are not the creative type to imagine a particular type of custom image, do not worry. There are a wide variety of custom box templates to choose from. Some include

- an oven-shaped baking tray template

- Footwear boxes

- Prefabricated candy boxes

- etc.

Questions and answers

One of the questions I hear a lot about DIY custom boxes is how they are better than just buying pre-made custom boxes made by professionals. In the case of DIY:

- They are usually cheaper than going through a production

- you can have much more control over how the process is performed

- Sometimes the manufacturers don't allow you to add an addition you want

- Sometimes manufacturers in your area do not have a specific material you need or want.

In support of buying it in a store, some might say:

- When you build, you lose time, which can cause you to lose money and nobody wants to waste them

- There is no guarantee for homemade products, in case the box is broken, you would have to start over and spend more money

- There is questionable quality for handmade items, such as boxes.

The choice is up to you as an entrepreneur or simply as a creative craftsman, it is up to you to make some difficult decisions taking into account your products and the boxes you use.