The Crafter's Box Review
Five Word Review: High Quality Curated Crafts, Pricey
This was one unsponsored review I was SO excited to do! The Crafter’s Box is a subscription service that sends you all of the needed-materials to complete a v. fancy craft once a month (billed on the 15th for $69). They find artists and have them record a “How To” video that you can watch from your online Crafter’s Box profile and then you can make the craft along. My first box was Mandi Smethells’ ‘Fiber Wrapped Rainbow.” I also purchased the add-on kit, which is where they offer extra supplies to make another variation of the craft or a larger version. I had been tempted before to try their company, but the fact that you have to sign up for a membership made me chicken out.
TIP: A Few times a year they put on a “Pop Up Shop,'“ where they offer single-purchase craft boxes from previous months. This would be the perfect opportunity to pick your own craft and try a box without signing up! I am so excited to see their previous boxes at the next pop up!
Pros: It comes with EVERYTHING you need for a craft (which as we all know, after 4 trips to Joann’s to complete your project, that is AMAZING and cost-effective actually). It’s FUN/challenging/inspiring to have someone else pick out a craft project for you. It feels so awesome to learn directly from the artist and have really high-quality materials sent all-together. The videos are easy to follow and I even worked on it with my 7-year-old niece and we both had a great time. You can also interact with the other crafter’s on the site, so it can be a little community.
Cons: It’s too expensive for me personally. I also don’t like that it’s a subscription service.***Their website states the subscription service allows them to keep the costs to the customer low, which I totally understand, but $69 (shipped) is still a LOT for a craft and it would be so much nicer to be able to purchase on-demand. The other con is that you can’t choose the craft, so if the monthly craft doesn’t suit you, there is no alternative.
Overall, you could totally cancel your subscription if you only wanted to try one box, or no longer liked the crafts as long as you cancel before the 15th. They do offer “pop up” markets a few times a year where they allow you to purchase older boxes that they offered earlier in the year for an extra $10/box. I hadn’t paused or cancelled my membership by the 15th, so I’ll try one more box, but don’t plan to keep the subscription going past that because of cost. I will definitely be checking out the next pop up!
To Learn More about The Crafter’s Box: www.TheCraftersBox.com
***Info on their subscription pause/cancellation policy: For Pausing/canceling memberships it's different for monthly subscriptions or 3-month subscriptions. Month to month subscriptions can be paused at any time. Since they renew on the 15th each month we recommend you pause them before the 15th so you don't get charged for the next month's project. 3-month subscriptions can only be paused at the end of your subscription. Once a customer commits to a 3-month order they must fulfill those three months. We do this because we are able to offer customers a discount on a 3-month commitment.