Die Cut Boxes Template

Ornament Boxes: What they are and Why Get Them?

Ornament boxes are the boxes used to store, ship, display and sell ornaments. They have an internal fence partition which is used to keep ornaments at safe distance and to protect them.

The ornament boxes are used by the companies as well as individuals. Individuals need these boxes to arrange, store and keep safe their personal precious belongings: their gold or artificial ornaments.




Companies need custom ornament boxes to lure the retailers into buying their products because those ornament boxes are simply so attractive and compelling and they also need those for their customers who buy a whole range of Christmas ornaments or jewelry.

In this blog post, I am going to help you develop the better understanding of the ornament boxes, what they are and why it is important to have customized and beautiful ornament boxes at home.



It is convenient to buy ornaments with ornament boxes or even without them, from good companies, but if you think that you already have a lot of Christmas, party and personal ornaments at home and you do not want to buy a box online to keep them safe, you can make one yourself.

An ornament box, when we get down to its structure, is basically a box with inner fence or trays to keep delicate items from getting brushed with each other and getting damaged. You can make one with simple and easy to find items.




Before ever we get down to it, let us see what are the ornament boxes?

  1. Ornament Boxes

So what are the ornament boxes? To understand this, let us first understand as to what is an ornament. The ornament is an attractive and decorative item that can be used to decorate a person, thing or place for a special occasion.

Ornaments, as we mostly know them for, are Christmas balls which are used to decorate the Christmas trees and they are meant to replace Holly.

Holly, as we know, is a kind of red colored berry which is considered sacred in the Christian religion and/or culture. Since it is neither affordable nor convenient for everyone to get Holly to decorate their Christmas trees, people use this Christmas ornaments.

To pack these ornaments and keep them safe, companies selling and people buying them, resort to using ornament boxes with internal tray partition, so as to protect the delicate ornaments.

These boxes are made of many different materials. In the market, you can find cardboard ornament boxes as well as cardboard + nylon cover ornament boxes as well as plastic, silicon, and many other material boxes.

These custom designed ornament boxes are not only meant to keep the case-sensitive ornaments safe, but they are also meant to lure the target customers into buying the ornaments packed inside them, and brand for the company.

Now some companies are also making these boxes with die cut window pane through which the customers can see the items packed inside one.

Not only these boxes are getting more and more luxurious, there seems to be no limit to how one can decorate the box. The features of the latest ornament packaging boxes are more leaning towards decoration and style, and less towards safety.

  1. Why Get Ornament Boxes?

When Christmas is around, people buy ornaments in a big number and they love to send them to others as gifts as well as decorating their home with the contents of these boxes. In order to gift ornaments, other similar decorative items or jewelry to others or keep them at home, one needs to organize them.

Lest we forget, these ornaments or similar items are of a very delicate nature and we buy them in big number because we need them galore. It would be difficult to manage delicate items in a big number if it was not for these ornament boxes.

Also, ornament boxes with all those beautiful ornaments inside, serve the purpose of best decoration pieces. They simply look beautiful and always win praise from the beholders. You can later use the delicate and festive ornament boxes for other purposes, including gift boxes.


Ornament storage boxes can be later used to store and protect a lot of items such as jewelry, makeup items, toiletry, glassware and many similar products. Not to mention that they can be used as gift boxes as well.

Just remove the internal trey, place the gift, pack and send it to the friend, family or loved one.

  1. How to Make One at Home?

In the event where you do not have enough cash to buy an ornament box online or from a shop or if you want to stimulate your creative self and want to make one at home, you have to go through the following process and you will get an awesome ornament boxes for your delicate little items including Christmas baubles.

  • Get a cardboard box of the same size that you want your ornament box to be
  • If you cannot find one at home, make yourself by cutting and gluing cardstock
  • Get a fancy fabric gift wrap, use the scissors to cut out the paper exactly and use glue to wrap it around the box
  • Do the same with the lid. In the case where you want a die cut lid, use the paper cutter to make a square, rectangular or round hole in the lid and glue a transparent plastic patch inside.
  • Now you always have the fancy and beautiful ornament box, but you can do more to make it more beautiful.
  • For inside tray, get the paper stock of different colors, cut them into rectangular lengths, make cuts to lower sides of one length and upper of other. Fix and assemble all of them into a trey with equal-sized cubicles.
  • Now try the embellishments! Wrap a ribbon horizontally around the box, keeping lid out of it and make a bow on the front. Paste a motif on the lid and leaves as well. To make thinks more ceremonial you can apply glitter, imitation pearl and a lot of other things.
  • Another item to consider is the handles or die cut holes to hold onto the box. In case of die cut moving box holes, make them before you apply wrapping paper and other items. However, if you want to add fancy handles, make two holes on both horizontal sides of the box; make a fancy handle by braiding a rope and tying it inside to make sure that rope does not come out.
  • This will give you two beautiful rope handles on sides of your box.

This is it. You can follow this step by step process to make your own ornament boxes or, better yet, get them online or from packaging companies in case you do not have the time or will to make them at home. Remember, in case of a big box with layers of ornaments, your treys will be multistory and you will make them with their own cardboard floors. Use glue or tape to do. This way you will just stack one trey over another and have all your ornaments in one box.

Die cut Boxes: Creation Process for Custom Boxes

The custom die cut boxes have a creative process that is more effective and rival to any other process that is geared towards the production of custom boxes.  Custom boxes are the boxes that have the specifications that are provided by the customer or the client of a box manufacturing company that provides information on how the boxes are to be formed in terms of shape, looks, feel, size and outer printing for branding purposes. 

Die cut boxes in contrast with the Regular Slotted Container (RSC) are highly customizable. These boxes give the freedom of production that no other known technology is capable of providing under any circumstances.

The Importance of the Custom Die Cut Boxes  

This is an age of technological development in boxes that where the quality of boxes seems to overweigh the product inside the box. This can be denoted by the fact there are businesses around the world that are spending more currency on shaping and customization on the product boxes than on the product itself.

The main reason behind this anomaly is that it has been found through research on many different products and the product boxing that proves that the same product with better-looking boxes can boost the sales as much as 33%.  Many soft drink companies like Coca-Cola has taken this gold rush to a step further and has provided evidence with the experimentation that suggests that their product users taste from their eyes. If the bottles of a drink are altered in a certain way without any taste change in the soft drink can lead to change in consumer behavior claiming the change in taste on a large scale.

All the changes that a company need in its bottling of a product come from the die cut process in which dies are used to cut layers of cardboard layers that are later folded into boxes at the time when the product is packaged inside. Before a box manufacturing company takes the order and prepares the boxes and packages and ships the flattened boxes to its clients as per order. The Die cut boxes also reduce waste of the material. The die cut boxes are also efficient on resources like machines required to cut the boxes and the tapes and the glue tha8t might be consumed during the production process.

The boxes that are prepared with die cut boxes have to be mocked up on computer graphics and there is some information input that the customer or the client of a box manufacturing company provides.

The following step by step process takes the information from the client of a packager to the manufacturing facility of the packager in a digital environment until a physical box is made which usually is a prototype in the first go and becomes a part of the mass production once it has been approved by the client.

 Step#1: The Size and the File information  

The first step of the digital journey of the boxing is the first step where the idea is conceived. What actually happens is that a person who is looking for a boxing solution approaches a box making company through any channel that can be from a reference from another customer, a telephone call or from a chatting interaction on the website of the box making company. The client provides the size and the dimensional information of the product that he or she requires.

This size of the product implies that the box size should be the bit larger to make the product fit inside the box. The computer software that is used to create a digital mockup with die line is Adobe Illustrator.    

Adobe Illustrator is natively very good at creating a computer graphics image for the box that the client requires. The only limitation of this computer software is that this it is very good in 2D and the box graphic designer has to visualize the shape of the box in his or her head in the past. But, times have changed and the third party software plugins of Adobe Illustrator has been created by third-party software companies. These plugins can convert a 2D image into 3D which really boosts up the productivity for the designer and mitigates the chances of any mistakes or design flaws.


Step#2: Materials for boxes

As soon as the computer graphical the next step is that the material for the box or the boxes has to be arranged. This is shipped in from retail associates and it usually comes in stacks of large sheets of cardboard. These sheets are later fed into machines that are fitted with the die tool.    

Step#3: Confirmation of Style and Size

The style and size are finalized in this step while examining the materials for boxes as soon as it arrives. The style is the crucial part in the effort to make the product look great and many companies provide a 3D graphics of the boxes to the client as he approves it or requests a prototype and the design process moves forward.

Step#4: Making of Die cut Template for boxes

The pen tool in the adobe illustrator is phenomenal when you design a die cut template for boxes for the make that will eventually become the box for the product that the client manufactures. It sometimes takes a few attempts to determine the position of the flaps and the size of the different other parts of the box that are designed. You can put arrows at the parts of the template or the computer mock-up to indicate the parts that are up determining the direction of the flow of the artwork.

Step#5: Determination of Cuts and Folds in a Template

The computer-generated template has lines of two distinguishable colors to help the professionals and experts to determine the type of finishing that is required on the two different types on the smart press machines where the die line will take an actual physical shape.


For example, you can see a template of a soapbox that has been made with blue and red lines. The red lines are the places at which the cardboard will be cut and the red lines will determine the folds in the boxes that will roll out for the boxes.

There are other colors also that can be used to determine other actions that may be taken in the creation process of the boxes.

The parts of the box that will be folded which are called the crease should not over the printed area because they will remove ink.

Once you are done with the design side of the box, you can save them in a pdf file which is a mandatory step. Your template for the box is ready. This way die cut boxes provides a highly customizable solution that leads to the die cut boxes wholesale for the box producing company as soon as the order is approved by their customer.