How to Make Box Dividers

Box dividers are a great way to keep your space segmented for easy access and a cleaner look. If you are a person who likes to keep things neat & clean, and properly segregated, then box divider inserts are for you. Box divider inserts are an excellent choice for your storage organisation needs, whether you need to separate tiny goods like nuts & bolts, arrange the contents of your sock drawer, or arrange your glassware in the kitchen.

It's very easy to make these separators by yourself with the help of cardboard and origami, but it is very time-consuming and cannot hold heavy and bulky materials. Hence, the alternative is to purchase boxes and crates with box dividers installed, or you can also buy custom-made box divider inserts as per your space and requirement.

Making box dividers is comparatively easy, as you may think. However, if you do not want to invest your time in DIY (Doing It Yourself), in that case, you can buy a plastic box divider directly from the market or get it customised based on your space and requirements.

What are Dividers Used For?

Box dividers allow you to pack, organise and store many goods inside a single crate or drawer. They protect by limiting the movement of the products, particularly when transported. Box divider inserts help maximise available space, enhancing packing effectiveness overall.

Box divider inserts are available in various sizes, forms, and materials to meet any packing requirements and have a variety of uses. They can act as a protection layer to separate delicate objects like glassware and crockeries or as the best way to organise intricate items like needles and thread.

How to Make Cardboard Box Dividers DIY?

Before learning how to make cardboard box dividers let’s first look at the things required to make box dividers:

  1. Sturdy cardboard
  2. Measuring Tape
  3. Scissors and cutting knife
  4. Wrapping papers

Now, let’s learn how to make box dividers

Step 1

It would be best if you made the most precise measurements to prevent slack or product movement when moving the box/crate or opening the drawer. And to do so, use a measuring tape to determine the box or drawer's height, breadth, and depth. This will help the box dividers fit comfortably.

Step 2

Now, take two pieces of cardboard, measure and cut one with height and depth/length and the other with height and width/breadth, as per your drawer or crate and cut the cardboard accordingly. For example, if you have a rectangle crate/box with a dimension of a depth of 18 inches, a width of 12 inches and a height of 6 inches, then one piece of cardboard will be HxW (6 inches by 12 inches), and the other will be HxD (6 inches by 18 inches). Furthermore, you can decorate the cardboard with wrapping paper to give the box divider inserts a better look.

Step 3

After cutting the cardboard as per drawer dimension, take the measure take and a pencil to mark the cardboard as per your space requirement. With the help of a scissor or a cutting knife, cut the marked areas to arrange the cardboard box inserts appropriately.

For example, if you want to divide your drawer or box/crate into four equal partitions, mark a line at the centre of the cardboard with HxW and the centre of the HxD. Then, cut till the middle of the marked line with the help of a scissor or a cutting knife.

Step 4

Lastly, now set the two cardboard box dividers into each other so they can easily fit into each other to form a cross. Hallelujah, you are done! Four separators will be available after inserting the cross into your box or drawer.

If you want to make more partitions, cut additional rectangles to match the box's dimensions. In Step Two, cut two rectangles with the same height and depth as the drawer. Next, cut two pieces of cardboard, and slot them together.

Similarly, the process will be the same for plastic and wood box divider inserts.

Final Say

We hope the four steps above will help you make your box divider per your needs and requirements. But if you don't have enough time and effort to invest in making by yourself, you can buy readymade plastic or wood or cardboard box divider inserts, or else you can purchase custom inserts for boxes from the market.

As per our research, we have observed that plastic box dividers are the best as they are waterproof, can hold a good amount of weight and are long-lasting compared to wood, cardboard or origami.

So, if you are looking for box divider inserts, you can check out our store for different kinds and sizes of box dividers. Moreover, we also take orders for custom box dividers.