Adults & Crafts Box Review + Coupon – April 2017
Adults & Crafts is a website that creates and sells really cool, unique crafting kits for adults. They recently started a subscription service for their kits!
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Adults & Crafts
The Cost: $39 per month, with discounts for 6 and 12-month prepaid subscriptions
COUPON: Use code MYSUBADD to save 10% off your subscription!
The Products: Materials and instructions to make one adult craft that you will (hopefully) be proud to display or use in your home
Ships to: U.S. for free
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
This month’s craft is string art. These are the instructions that were included. I like that every step is illustrated with a photo! That’s so helpful!
These supplies were provided in my box. From home, I only had to supply a bit of tape.
These templates were also included as ideas for my designs.
Before I even started with the instructions, I noticed that the wood for this project had some very ragged, unfinished edges. I happened to have some sandpaper handy, so I smoothed these areas out before beginning.
My first official step was to paint the wood gray and let it dry.
Next, I taped the vase template onto the wood. I then hammered in nails around the outline of the vase. This was the beginning of the end.
I removed the paper for the most part, but it was difficult. My next step was to string the nails together with string. Unfortunately, I had driven the nails in too deep, so I couldn’t get the string around them. I also had spaced the nails too close together, so I couldn’t get in to pull the nails up at all.
This is the point where I gave up on this project. To be honest, I wasn’t crazy about this project idea, but I always give it a good go because you never know when you might make something you really love. I was also a little bothered that two projects in a row involved fake plants when I would prefer no fake plants in my home. But really, the kicker was the instructions. If they had just said, “Only drive the nails halfway in,” and “Space the nails about 1/2″ apart,” then I could have, and would have, been successful with this project. It might not have been my favorite project ever, but I could have at least completed it.
Verdict: I have been a big fan of Adults & Crafts since their inception, and I have remained a supporter despite months in which they have had problems with their projects. They have the most unique, high-quality project ideas of any crafting subscription on the market, in my opinion. However, I cannot continue to advocate subscribing to a crafting box with a high-ish price point when I am never sure if the project will actually work out. In this case, a little extra care in providing quality instructions would have made all the difference in the world to me.
What do you think of Adults & Crafts?