For Christmas my sister gave me a subscription to the craft subscription service, For the Makers. I’m so jealous of my sister’s ability to give just the right gift. Last week, I got my first box of craft projects in the mail. Each box contains four small crafts.
Here’s the pros and cons of the service.
- All crafts are simple and small. Great for people that don’t have much space (like moi!).
- No craft is overly time-consuming. Most will take under an hour.
- Crafts come four to a box, so there is plenty of crafting to be done.
- Crafts could be made as directed or used in different ways.
- A box arrives at your doorstep each month, so there is no excuse not to make things!
- The materials were of fairly high quality, but my large bead for a statement necklace arrived with a crack in it. Bummer.
- The service is a bit pricey ($29) per box.
- You have to visit their website for the DIY directions.
- Although they make an effort to include things like a needle, not all materials are included in the box. You still may need things like rolling pin or a sewing machine to make projects look more professional.
The first project I tried out of the box was a polymer clay bowl. I used the directions found here. It turned out fairly cute and I think I’ll put it on my desk at work for paperclips and little miscellaneous objects.
Overall, I love this service as a gift. It’s novel, it’s easy and it arrives right at my doorstep. Have you ever tried a craft subscription service? Let me know in the comments!