3D printing boxes is a fun project because it’s a great way to show your personality and style. You can 3D print a box in any shape or size you want, and you can use any color or type of filament you want.
This project is also great for gifts. 3D printed boxes make great gifts for anyone and everyone. You can customize them to the person you are giving them to, and they are sure to love it.
When it comes to 3D printing, it seems as if there are no limits to what can be done. Ever since the first lineup of 3D printers became available, there have been a considerable amount of improvements made to make them more efficient than ever.
From hobbyists to professionals, 3D printers serve as an excellent tool to create just about anything one’s heart desires.
Not only can cool trinkets be made with such a device but useful items such as boxes. Yes, boxes. What kind of boxes? Well, what do you normally need boxes for? Whether it’s for storage reasons, something decorative, or something that can be both at the same time, there’s surely a box just right for you.
If it’s a bread box you’re looking for, no problem. If you’re looking for a multi-compartment box that has a bunch of mini boxes inside, we have that covered too.
3D Printed Box Plans
1. Bread Box Parametric (by sillyfunnypedro)
It is a functional bread box, able to store loaves with a lid that rolls up and down, just like the store-bought versions.
Source – Thingiverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4777822
2. CAJA Herramientas Tool Box (by Miguel_Sanahuja_21)
Toolboxes come in handy. Making one from a 3D printer seems even cooler.
Source – Cults 3D: https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/tool/caja-herramientas-tool-box
3. Compact Weekly Pill Box (by jtebert)
Keep track of your medication with this great organizational tool.
Source – Thingiverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4502015
4. Converse Shoe Box (by anubhav)
For fans of the brand, why not? Designed as a shoebox, this multi-purpose box can also store whatever it is you need to put into it.
Source – Thingiverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2647107
5. Crack the Code Safe Puzzle Box (by thediylife)
Not only is it a box but it is also a puzzle. For a bit of storage fun, it works.
Source – Thingiverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4439714
6. Expanding Jewelry Box (by Framingdr)
It doesn’t always have to be for jewelry. Depending how you set it up inside each box, this can make a great storage unit for crafting items.
Source- Thingiverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1233645
7. Grand Piano Music Box (by thatjeddaguy)
Great idea for the pianist you know or at least someone who likes something this cute to store jewelry in.
Source – Thingiverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4754744
8. J Wizard’s Hidden Compartment Box (by JWizard)
Not only is it a box to stash stuff in, but there’s a compartment drawer at the bottom. It’s like having two boxes in one.
Source – Cults 3D: https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/home/jwizard-s-hidden-compartment-box-aka-stash-box
9. LUBO Cookie Lunchbox (by 3D Shook)
Maybe not just for cookies. This site has many more similar lunchboxes.
Source – 3D Shook: http://www.3dshook.com/catalog/childhood/lubo-cookie-lunchbox/
10. Lunch Box (by LTR45082)
It is a real lunch box with a lid that opens and closes so you can pack your little meal away from home.
Source – Thingiverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3859401
11. Magnetic Key Box (by FRED6B12)
Find the perfect hiding spot for that key so only those who need to know can find it.
Source – Cults 3D: https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/home/boite-a-cles
12. Mini Tool Box for Nuts and Bolts (by Ender3Knight4)
This toolkit comes in handy for the handyman that needs a safe place to store his nuts and bolts.
Source – Thingiverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5165482
12. Modular Drawer-Box with Hexagonal Pattern (by Birdzinc)
This unit allows three boxes to tier above each other, making it a neat organizer for your desk or on the shelf where you need to keep your stored items nice and organized.
Source – Thingiverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2827563
13. Sewing Spool Box (by memibeltrame)
Ideal for crafters who enjoy sewing.
Source – Thingiverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5224744
14. Spherical Threaded Box (by Crafty Little Maker)
Boxes don’t always have to be square, you know.
Source – Cults 3D: https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/home/spherical-threaded-box
15. Treasure Chest Gift Box (by jactre)
What a great gift idea! If you happen to be a pirate fan or know someone who is one, this is awesome.
Source – Thingiverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3463862
Tips & Tricks
3D printed boxes are all the rage these days. They are fun, unique and can be customized to your liking. You can use them for a variety of purposes, such as storage, decoration or even as a gift.
Waterproof box design
3D printed boxes are also a great way to show your personality and style. If you’re looking for something different, 3D printed boxes are definitely the way to go.
They are also great gifts, since they can be customized to the person you are giving them to. We like them as wedding favors, where each box is 3D printed with the couples’ initials. Or as fun, 3D printed stocking stuffers, where each box is 3D printed with a holiday design. 3D printed boxes make great gifts for anyone and everyone.
Stackable storage option
3D printed boxes are definitely a unique and fun way to show your personality and style.
What filament to use?
PLA or PETG gives the smoothest surface for the box. If your 3D printer can handle it, we recommend using ABS. It’s a little more difficult to print with, but it’s much stronger and more durable.
An Art Deco puzzle box
How to 3D Print a Box?
The first step is to find a 3D model of a box. There are many websites that offer 3D models, or you can create your own using a 3D modeling program like Blender or 3D Studio Max.
Once you have your 3D model, it’s time to start printing. We recommend using Cura as your slicing software. It’s free and easy to use.
Just select your 3D model, choose the settings you want and hit “print.” It’s that easy!
If you need help, there are plenty of tutorials online that can guide you through the process.
3D printing boxes is a fun and unique way to show your personality and style. Give it a try today!
Customizable drawer box
Styles of boxes you can print
There are endless possibilities when it comes to 3D printed boxes. You can 3D print a box in any shape or size you want.
If you need some inspiration, here are a few ideas to get you started:
- A box in the shape of your favorite animal
- A storage box for your desk
- A box that looks like a present
- A box in the shape of a house
- A 3D printed jewelry box
- A 3D printed music box
- A 3D printed box with a picture frame inset in it
The possibilities are endless! Get creative and have fun with it.