Rag Tag Box is a monthly paper crafts and cross stitch subscription from Spot Colors. Each box includes a mini cross stitch kit with a movie, sci fi, funny, or scary theme, as well as paper goods, handmade items, and more.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Rag Tag Box
The Cost: $15 (US); $20 (Canada); or, choose downloadable patterns only for $4/month
COUPON: For a limited time, save 10% off your first box with code STITCHLOVE
The Products: One exclusive mini cross stitch kit including everything (except scissors) you will need to complete the design, plus a selection of handmade goods, paper goods, jewelry, hair ties, stickers, and more.
Ships to: US, Canada
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
The box lid had an information card taped to it with a list of items in the box.
There were also a few random papers with a discount code, more information on the box, and social media information.
Exclusive Cross Stitch Kit
This month’s theme is “Don’t Go into the Woods” (all the themes are fantasy, sci-fi, or horror, generally speaking). You get your choice of two patterns, one of which is more horror-oriented (see the blood, eyes in the tents, spiders, etc., on the left) than the other. The included floss can be used to complete either. You also get a piece of fabric, a hoop, and a needle, as well as some instructions if you are new to stitching.
Assorted Stationery and Paper Craft Items
I didn’t try to determine values for these. The cards are custom designed for the box and the paper clips and pencil and stickers seem a bit random. But the cards, especially, are nice little extras and add a bit of value to the box.
I haven’t had a lot of free time this week. So, I didn’t get very far with the project yet. I went ahead and took a photo of the tiny amount I did finish rather than actually trying to finish and not getting the review done until like August or something! I opted to do the non-bloody version of the pattern (personal preference) but it’s a bit hard to tell at this point, I know. And I just realized I totally forgot all about using the hoop. Oops.
Verdict: I did not try to calculate a value for this month’s Rag Tag Box. Some of their past kits are retailing online for $18, and this one seems a bit larger than the others, so you are getting your money’s worth with the kit and the rest is just extra.
I thought this box was quirky and fun. The projects are small and you should be able to easily complete them in a month. I think this subscription could definitely appeal to younger stitchers, as well (though I notice there is a little bit of salty language in some of the patterns in the Spot Colors Shop, so proceed with caution).
What do you think of the June 2016 Rag Tag Box?