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Rag Tag Box Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 2017

Rag Tag Box August 2017 DIY and Craft Subscription Box

Rag Tag Box is a monthly paper craft 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.)

Rag Tag Box August 2017 DIY and Craft Subscription Box

The Subscription Box: Rag Tag Box

The Cost: $16 a month + free shipping to the US, save with 3 or 6-month subscriptions. $22 a month + free shipping to Canada. Downloadable patterns are $4/month.

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: U.S., Canada

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Rag Tag Box August 2017 DIY and Craft Subscription Box

This box usually comes with a few paper inserts. First, we have a sheet listing all the items you should have received.

Rag Tag Box August 2017 DIY and Craft Subscription Box

And there’s a link to additional patterns and instructions.

Rag Tag Box August 2017 DIY and Craft Subscription Box

Rag Tag Box August 2017 DIY and Craft Subscription Box

Rag Tag Box August 2017 DIY and Craft Subscription Box

Flamingo Cross Stitch Kit

This includes two patterns (one is accessible online, plus the one you see above), a photo of what the finished piece should look like, 14 count white aida fabric, DMC thread, a wooden hoop (love the oval shape), and a needle.

I really like this pattern. I’m having this weird phase lately of being into hot pink. Also, I like birds. Having finished the pattern, I can say I had plenty of every color but things were getting cut a bit close with the yellow (I was using two strands of floss for each stitch). I didn’t access the online instructions because I don’t need them since I have been cross-stitching for about 20 years (I started in college).

I didn’t assign a value here because the Rag Tag Box kits aren’t immediately available in the Spot Colors shop. (Some of them do show up later.) However, kit prices are generally a little higher than with the Rag Tag Box subscription, so I’d say you’re getting a good value just from the kit alone.

Rag Tag Box August 2017 DIY and Craft Subscription Box

Assorted Stationery Items

There are always a few additional stationery items in Rag Tag Box. I like to think of them as fun extras that you can use in crafting. This month, there were a few stickers, some flamingo note cards, and some little puff ball things. I like to save the extras I don’t have an immediate use for in my craft supply closet. Then if I am ever wrapping a gift or making a card or anything of that sort, I have a nice stash of extra embellishments I can use.

Rag Tag Box August 2017 DIY and Craft Subscription Box

I actually managed to finish the project in a reasonable amount of time this month (sorry about the lighting, it was 10:45 PM and I was so excited about finishing I had to take the photo right then and there). I’d say I worked on it for 30-60 minutes on about four separate nights, though that does undoing most of the second flamingo because I was one square off in my count.

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 $19+, so you are getting your money’s worth with the kit and the rest is just extra. (The kits for Rag Tag Box are sometimes not available in the Spot Colors shop, either, so there is some value from getting an exclusive item.)

I thought this box was fun. The project is small and you should be able to easily complete it in a couple of evenings. It’s also bright and cheery so maybe I will finish it off to look neater and then hang it in my office, which always seems drab and gray.

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Written by Ragan Buckley

Ragan Buckley

Ragan stumbled across My Subscription Addiction in late 2013 and immediately subscribed to way too many beauty boxes. She’s now focused on boxes for her cats and dog, vegan/vegetarian food boxes, and craft subscriptions (and she didn’t give up beauty boxes entirely).

Posted in Rag Tag Box Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: rag tag box | 6 comments

Comments (6)

  1. Congrats on finishing a project!!!! I would take a photos as soon as I was done as well!

  2. This is cute and I’d love to see more reviews! I’m going to put this on my “wish list”. I love to cross stitch but then I have several involved projects and patterns waiting on me to work on them right now. I just started buying patterns on Etsy and buying my own thread/fabric.

  3. I have done just about all types and I take pride in all I do but I am the proudest of the smocking I have done on dresses for my daughter. If anybody has a little girl smocking can compliment any dress. Of course, you will also have to make the dress.

  4. Is there a beginner-friendly subscription for embroidery? I’d really like to get into it, but I need a nudge and I think a monthly delivery of everything I need for a small project would be perfect.

    • Andy by embroidery I mean needlepoint embroidery.

    • I don’t know of any needlepoint subscriptions. But, I haven’t been on the lookout, either. I’ve tried needlepoint (and crewel) but tend to prefer cross-stitch.

      Of the cross stitch subscriptions, this one is the best for beginners (there are instructions available online).

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