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The 9 All-Time Best DIY + Craft Subscription Boxes

DIY subscription boxes make great gifts for the person in your life who always seems to be showing off their latest-and-greatest handmade goods! We’ve rounded up our favorites across a few different categories, so you can find one tailored to their interests. We think these are great gifts for retirees looking to try new hobbies, too, or a fun reason to have friends over for a wine and craft night!

  1. Studio Calico Kits, Starting at $22.99/month
    For scrapbookers, stamp lovers, paper crafters, and stationary collectorsStudioCalico-015

    What’s in the box: If you aren’t familiar with Studio Calico, they offer Stationery ($22.99 a month with 6-month commitment), Planner ($22.99 a month with 6-month commitment), Scrapbook ($37.99 a month with 6-month commitment), Project Life ($27.99 a month with 6-month commitment), and Stamp ($25.99) monthly subscriptions. Each box includes a variety of trendy papercraft materials designed to inspire!

    How to gift it: On Studio Calico’s site, you can purchase a gift card, or go ahead and subscribe and ship to your intended recipient. If you subscribe, note that this subscription will renew until you cancel.

    Check out all of our Studio Calico Reviews to learn more about their kits!

  2. Smart Art, $49.95/month
    For anyone interested in fine art with a side of art history
    smart-art-aug-suppliesWhat’s in the box: Smart Art is a fine arts subscription service that sends a new project every month and all the supplies needed to complete it. They include some inspiration and art history information too. Projects have a variety of themes, some that you might have done in school (like block printing and scratch art) and some that might be totally new to you (like Japanese manga style art).

    How to gift it: Go to Smart Art’s Gift page and choose a 1 or 3 month subscription, or subscribe for a longer term committment that automatically renews.

    Check out all of our Smart Art Reviews to learn more about this subscription!

  3. SketchBox, Starting at $25/month
    For those who have no problem filling a sketchbook cover to cover

    What’s in the box: Sketchbox is a monthly subscription service for artists. They provide 5-6 art supplies plus a small print intended to inspire. Additionally, artists are encouraged to share their work with the Sketchbox community, and in some cases, have their work featured in a future box!

    How to gift it: Head over to Sketchbox and subscribe! The plan will automatically renew, so you’ll need to cancel if you want the gift subscription to stop after a certain length of time.

    Check out all of our SketchBox Reviews to learn more about this subscription!

  4. Yarn Crush, Starting at $26.99 + shipping
    For knitters and crocheters who love small, portable projectsyarn_crush_june_2016_laydown

    What’s in the box: Yarn Crush is a subscription box for knitters and crocheters that ships you materials for one small project with instructions. Each box contains a full-size skein of yarn (or set of mini-skeins), a pattern selected for that yarn with both knit and crochet options, plus other knitterly goodies. They have a subscription for sock knitters, and one for knitters and crocheters that includes non-sock projects.

    How to gift it: Head over to Yarn Crush, choose between the regular or sock yarn box, subscribe and ship to your intended recipient! Note that this subscription will renew until you cancel.

    Check out all of our Yarn Crush Reviews to learn more about this subscription!

  5. Quilty Box, $48/month
    For quilters who love experimenting with new fabrics and patternsquiltybox-august-2016-allitems

    What’s in the box: Quilty Box is a monthly subscription box bringing you quilting supplies, from fabric to patterns to thread to notions, with a promised retail value of at least $50. Boxes are curated by guests (bloggers, designers, etc.). Expect to receive four or more themed quilting items such as fabric, patterns, books, threads, notions, and other tools. 

    How to gift it: Visit Quilty Box and subscribe to a month-to-month plan, or prepay for 3, 6, or 12 months. Plans do autorenew but you can easily cancel anytime from your account online.

    Check out all of our Quilty Box Reviews to learn more about this subscription!

  6. Darby Smart, $19/month
    For teens and adults who love a variety of creative projects
    We're reviewing the votives craft inside the Darby Girl box by Darby Smart!

    What’s in the box: Darby Smart To DIY For Box is a monthly craft subscription box for teens and adults. Each box will include all the craft supplies you need to complete a new DIY project. Past examples include scrapbooking, tie-dye, home decor, and more.

    How to gift it: Visit Darby Smart and subscribe! They only offer month-to-month subscriptions at this time, plans will renew until canceled.

    Check out all of our Darby Smart Reviews to learn more about this subscription!

  7. New Hobby Box, $30/month + shipping
    For creative types who love learning new things, and aren’t necessarily just “crafty” new-hobby-box

    What’s in the box: New Hobby Box is a subscription that sends you everything you need to take up a new hobby every month! Past featured hobbies have included crafty projects, like learning to crochet, as well as other more unique concepts like lockpicking and scrimshaw.

    How to gift it: Subscribe to New Hobby Box and ship to your intended recipient. Subscriptions will renew monthly until canceled.

    Check out all of our New Hobby Box reviews to learn more about this subscription!

  8. Winc, Starting at $13/bottle
    Turn any DIY box into a fun girl’s night in, a relaxing evening at home, or a creative date night!club-w-september-2016-review

    What’s in the box: Winc recommends wines to you based on a palate profile quiz. Each month you get 3 wines of your choice for $39 plus $6 shipping. You can always add more wine or skip a month, too!

    How to gift it: Get $20 off your first month when you subscribe here! Winc also offers gift cards to make gifting easy.

    Check out all of our Winc Reveiws to learn more about this subscription!

If you enjoyed this list, check out our Best Subscription Box Gifts for even more subscription gifts!

Written by MSA


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