Resources to Create Your Own Paper Boxes with Cricut or Silhouette

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Several Cutting for Business readers have asked me if I knew about creating your own boxes for products created with your Silhouette. I have a few resources to share for making your own boxes.

First, the Silhouette Design store has tons of boxes in all shapes and sizes to choose from. Click here to see the various boxes in the Silhouette Design store.

Next, there’s a website called Template Maker that will allow you to create various boxes in whatever size you need. The files are all licensed for commercial use and no credit back to the site is required.

Tutorial to Use Template Maker

Step 1) Click on the box that you are interested in creating.

Creating Your Own Paper Boxes for Silhouette Products by cuttingforbusiness.com

Step 2) Enter the dimensions for your box.

Creating Your Own Paper Boxes for Silhouette Products by cuttingforbusiness.com

Step 3) If you are using Silhouette Studio Designer or Business Edition or a Cricut, choose .svg and click “Create”. If you are using Silhouette Studio Basic Edition, choose .dxf and click “Create”. Save your box. You can now open it in Silhouette Studio or Cricut Design Space, cut it out, and put it together.

Creating Your Own Paper Boxes for Silhouette Products by cuttingforbusiness.com

I love free resources online, and this one is awesome! Make sure to head to one of the social media links at the bottom of Template Maker to say thanks for providing this super helpful site!

Creating Your Own Paper Boxes for Silhouette Products by cuttingforbusiness.com

8 thoughts on “Resources to Create Your Own Paper Boxes with Cricut or Silhouette”

  1. Awesoome. Of course I went to the site and tried it out. I did not try the very complicated shapes yet, but I can see if you need a special shape you can chose a close template and probably make one.

    Also, it looks like you can use the various shapes in combination with print and cut to pattern the box in any way you want. (although print and cut does limit the size)

    Thank you for sharing the information! Now I need to find out how to make a shape that looks like a head of broccoli for our farmer friends.

  2. Denise Schlotterbeck

    What kind of paper would you recommend using for this? And where would you recommend purchasing this paper? Thank you!

    1. Hi Denise! I used 110 pound cardstock when I made some boxes that I picked up at Michaels. If you have a scrapbooking store near you, they will probably have a better selection. Hope that helps! Christine

  3. Thank you, I was looking for a template for a card box and found your site through google, I’d spent hours trying to make one, this site showed me how in 5 minutes – in fact it took me longer to find the right card !

  4. Can you recommend a source for food safe cardstock to use for cookie boxes? I’d like to be sure I’m doing it right. Thanks so much!

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