Craft Boxes Subscriptions
Whether it is a fun project for kids or making stylish accessories for adults, all-in-one craft boxes are a great way to guarantee a perfect finished project without spending a lot of money. Kat Cosley, host of Deals, tested out several craft box subscriptions.
"I think that everyone is getting craftier, I love it! Anything that makes people be creative and start making something is a real enjoyable experience," said Whimseybox founder, Alicia DiRago.
"It's always fun to be able to tell someone I made it myself," said crafter Alyssa Wyble.
The down side is it's often hard to buy materials for just one project without spending a lot of money and time at the store. Your problem could be solved with craft boxes. Subscriptions range from about $15 to $25 a month.
Kat looked into several different boxes:
Whimseybox: It cost $15 a month. In the box we received supplies to make three different memo boards, a pad of paper, buttons and scrapbook tape. Each box also includes a piece of art that can be framed.
Brit Kit: It costs $19.99 a month. The box we received included ingredients for making candy coated popcorn and everything to paint your own whimsical cloth napkins and bags.
Kiwi Crate: It costs $19.95 a month. The project box was "chef" theme. It included a DIY chef apron, felt fruits and veggies and a play money kit.
Green Kids Crafts: It costs $19.95 a month. The box came with a mini sailboat kit, set of oil pastels, a postcard making kit with soap and felt pin the tail on the whale DIY game kit.
Amazepack: It costs $24.99 a month. It included everything needed to screen and print a beautiful pattern on a soft jersey knit scarf.
One of the most popular craft box subscription companies is also one of the least expensive -- Whimseybox. Founder Alicia DiRago's goal is to give you designs you'll want to show off. To prove her point, Alicia showed Kat two of her most popular DIY projects -- a ball chain necklace and a leather business card holder.
DIY Business Card Holder
- fabric glue
- foam brush
Directions: Cut out the pattern of the leather business card - about a 5 x 3 inch rectangle shape. Now, take the felt and cut the same size. At the top of one side of the felt rectangle, cut out a 1 inch x 2 inch shape out of the left and right side. Now glue the felt to the leather. Use fabric glue, spread a very thin layer. Then, place the felt on top, ink side down. Allow time to dry. Trim away excess materials. Decorate with a paint pen.
DIY Chain Necklace
- 3 different sizes of ball chain (from hardware store)
- split rings
- keychain loop
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