Whimsey Box – Monthly Craft Subscription Box Review – September 2012
This is my first Whimsey Box and I’m pretty frustrated and confused by it. I was really looking forward to getting more crafty (I have a DIY pinterest board but have yet to act on it!) and I thought Whimsey Box would be a great craft-time reminder each month.
First off, the packaging is beautiful. It has great branding and made me feel like I was unwrapping a gift! Sadly, this is where the fun part of the box ended for me.
The Box: Whimsey Box
The Cost: $25 a month
The Products: Craft products and ideas (This month’s project idea was a painted pattern scarf)
White fabric scarf – Value $1
The picture doesn’t show the scale of the fabric, but it’s about the size of a dinner napkin. Unfortunately the fabric feels very cheap (It’s 100% polyester, very thin and very stiff).
Whimsey Box promotional ruler – bonus item
Paint Brushes – Value $2
Whimsey Box promotional sticker – bonus item
DecoArt Ink Effects – 1 oz Value $7
This paint is definitely interesting. You use it on normal paper then iron it onto the fabric.
Verdict: I paid $25 and at most received about $10 worth of product. I’ve never received a subscription box before where the value of the items were less than half of what I paid. In addition, the paint brushes and scarf fabric are very low quality items. As a customer, I feel taken advantage of. I would cancel immediately but I signed up for a 3 month subscription.
To be fair, I should mention that Whimsey Box never claimed to have a certain value in their boxes, but I think it’s standard practice for subscription services to hit close to the value paid by the customer.
So, like I stated before, I’m frustrated and confused! On one hand, I love the idea of a craft subscription box. Whimsey Box has also done a great job at packaging. But to me, the products just aren’t sufficient.
I’ll stop the ranting for now 🙂 I am always honest on this blog, but I also try to keep things positive. This was a more negative post for me – but I felt it needed to be said. Please let me know what you think of this box and my opinion on it.