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The 19 Best Arts, Crafts, & DIY Subscription Boxes – 2021 Reader’s Choice

Every year, we ask you, our readers, to tell us your favorite subscription boxes. The 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards results are in! This list features our fellow subscription fanatics’ top choices for DIY and arts & crafts.

There are so many amazing subscription boxes for makers, crafters, and DIY hobbyists to focus their creative energy on. According to our readers, the ones on this list are the best of the best!

Monthly craft clubs can help keep you inspired and on-track with your creative goals– or they can simply be a fun way to relax and de-stress after work.

This round-up includes boxes fit for all sorts of artistic niches– explore your next DIY project, pick up a new hobby, and get crafting! The sky is the limit with these crafting subscription boxes fit for every skill level; dive into knitting, quilting, drawing, paper crafts, organization, and more. With art projects, craft supplies, and step-by-step tutorials for kids and adults to access no matter the budget, these DIY arts & crafts subscriptions serve as amazing inspiration for you to get making!


The Most Popular DIY Subscription Boxes, Per Our Readers

These hands-on subscription boxes are subscriber favorites:

1. Doodle Crate by KiwiCo

Image via our review.

The Cost: $19.95 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Save 40% off your first box. No coupon needed - just use this link.
What Our Readers Say:
“We’ve been getting Kiwi Crate for 4 years now, first Koala Crate, then Kiwi Crate, and now my older kids get the Doodle Crate. Every single one has been fantastic!” – Meeks

About the Box: Topping the Arts, Crafts, & DIY category for 2021 is Doodle Crate! This box is an art-filled monthly subscription geared toward ages 9-16+ (but we won’t tell if you want to do these fun projects as an adult!). Each shipment is filled with all that’s needed to make a new creation. Recent kits have included stained glass-inspired decorations, watercolor calendars, clay pencil holders, and masks.

Check out all of our Doodle Crate reviews to learn more. Ships worldwide.


2. Pipsticks

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The Cost: $17.95 per month for the Kids Classic & Pro Classic subscriptions, $11.95 per month for the Kids Petite & Pro Petite Subscriptions, and $4.95 per month for the Kids, Pro, and Planner printables subscription. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code FRIENDSROCK to get $5 off your subscription!

What Our Readers Say:

“Pipsticks listens to their subscribers & seeks their ideas on upcoming months of stickers. I really like their products, both for quality and design.” – Diane

“Not only an envelope to spark creativity at home, but a whole network online to share ideas and stickers!” – Jessica

“Fantastic, fun and beautiful product. Love getting my Pipsticks every month!” – MSA reader

About the Box: Pipsticks is a monthly sticker subscription from an indie sticker company that believes firmly in the power of putting a smile on your face. With different plans depending on age and mission to chose from, Pipsticks serves up inspiration in the form of stickers and goodies, where the possibilities for use are endless. Choose between the 15-sheet Classic subscription or 7-sheet Petite plan– good vibes await from the paper goodies within. Also offered is a printables subscription that delivers a great creative outlet right to your inbox each month. Filled with creative prompts, coloring pages, pretty stationery, DIYs, and more, select between Kids, Pro, or Planner, and get subscribing to decorate the day for the entire family.

Check out all of our Pipsticks reviews to learn more. Ships worldwide.


3. Cloth & Paper

Cloth & Paper subscription unboxed to show luxe desk items.

Image from our review.

The Cost: $16.33 per month for the Penspiration subscription, $30.00 per month for the Planning & Stationery box, and $40 per month for both. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code TRYCLOTHANDPAPER to save 10% off your first box!

What Our Readers Say:

“I love getting the C&P sub box every month because it’s usually new items that have not been released yet! Also love that they curate the box to the planner size and type that you use so that you get exactly what you need and not just random items. The C&P aesthetic is also a plus!” – Rose

“The clean, simple layout and design of Cloth & Paper’s products give the minimalist in me the utmost satisfaction!” – Plan_my_life

“The best subscription box for productivity! Beautiful planner and stationary supplies in a minimal and aesthetic style that works in every environment. Wonderful company with great customer service!.” – Sher Chanel

About the Box: Cloth & Paper offers a subscription for top-notch writing utensils, another which sends stationery and paper goods for an organized lifestyle, and a third that blends the best of both worlds. Subscribers swoon over its minimalist aesthetic and simple black-and-white color scheme throughout. This classy sub is as exciting for personal use as it is for work applications, and makes organizing life, dare we say, fun!

Check out all of our Cloth & Paper reviews to learn more. Ships worldwide.


4. The Crafter’s Box

Image via our review.

The Cost: $65 per month. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“Great quality and instructions!” – Marina

About the Box: Makers who want to explore all genres of crafts will love The Crafter’s Box. Each month’s box contains the materials and tools needed to create an artist-designed item for your home, and include trending and modern themes like punch needle, modern quilting, weaving, cyanotypes, and more. Membership also includes access to an online community and an online workshop led by an experienced maker! They also offer one-off deluxe project kits if you want to explore a specific technique further, and have an online shop to re-up your supplies.

Check out all of our Crafter’s Box reviews to learn more. Ships worldwide.


5. Paper Source Lifestyle Box

Paper Source Winter 2020 all items

Image from our review.

The Cost: $49.95 per quarter. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“Paper Source is a totally fun quarterly box. I am a pen/paper geek and love the candles that come too.” – JodyE

“Really nice and high quality.” – Jackie

About the Box: The Paper Source Lifestyle Box is a quarterly subscription box filled with curated lifestyle favorites from popular brands like Rifle Paper Co.,, Paddywax, and Lilly Pulitzer. Expect candles, stationery, and items for your home or office that coincide with each season. New to the Paper Source family, the Paper Source Creativity Box now brings easy and fun-to-learn projects to your doorstep every other month. From handmade stationery to home décor, your creative side has free reign to go wild with crafting techniques that include embossing, watercolor, quilling, and more!

Check out all of our Paper Source Lifestyle Box reviews to learn more. Ships to the contiguous US.


6. SketchBox

sketch box with art supplies

Image from our review.

The Cost: $25 per month for the Basic Box, $35 per month for the Premium Box. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code SKETCH5 to save $5 off your first box!

What Our Readers Say:

“I am an artist, and SketchBox is fantastic. You get high quality art supplies that you can add to your collection.” – Pru

“Quality pens, markers, papers, other products, and generally great curation make this an excellent craft sub for an artist looking to add to their supply collection.” – Jennifer

About the Box: Explore all arenas of 2D artistry with the supplies provided by SketchBox. Both the Basic Box and Premium Box tiers send 4-6 high-quality art supplies for writing, painting, and illustrating– the Premium Box differs in that it sends name brands. Each box includes the best art supplies, artistic inspiration, and there is also a monthly contest to have your artwork featured on the box!

Check out all of our SketchBox reviews to learn more. Ships worldwide.


7. KnitCrate

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The Cost: $19.95 per month for the Sock Crate and $24.99 per month for the Knit Crate. Subscribe here!

About the Box: Knitters and crocheters alike will love the luxurious yarn that’s sent monthly in KnitCrate! Get hands-on with beautiful yarns at an affordable price point, and fun color variations each month. Not only that—two patterns (one knit, one crochet) are included in every box, as well as PDF downloads of additional patterns, and plenty of inspiration. They also feature a “pop-up shop” each month where members can shop artisanal yarns with a member discount, and you can earn loyalty points to spend too! There are two main subscription types:

  • Sock Crate, $19.95 a month: Includes at least one skein of in-house premium sock yarn in an exclusive colorway, plus a pattern.
  • Knit Crate, $24.99 a month: Includes at least two skeins of their in-house premium yarn brands, 1 knitting pattern, and 1 crochet pattern.

Check out all of our KnitCrate reviews to learn more. Ships worldwide.


8. Home Made Luxe

DIY project materials from the Home Made Luxe box.

Image via our review.

The Cost: $39.99 per month. Subscribe here!

About the Box: This one is for the Pinterest addicts! Home Made Luxe is a DIY home decor subscription box where every month you receive all the materials you need to create a gorgeous craft project to decorate one’s living space. Do-it-yourself-ers love this craft kit for its hands-on input and rustic chic style that brightens up the home for years to come. Past crafts have included a wooden board sign, paper quilled monogram letter, hand-knitted round pillow, and a hanging planter shelf trio. Perfect for the crafty individual that also enjoys sprucing up the home with beautiful homemade elements.

Check out all of our Home Made Luxe reviews to learn more. Ships to the US.


9. Box of Crafts

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The Cost: $20 per month. Subscribe here!

About the Box: Box of Crafts is a fun and engaging monthly craft subscription box for kids between the ages of 4 and 9. Each Box of Crafts comes with supplies and instructions for 4 projects, and there are often enough pieces to make multiples of the project. Some basic supplies like scissors and glue will be needed, but the rest is in the box, ready to get the kids’ creative juices flowing!

Check out our Box of Crafts details to learn more. Ships to the US and Canada.


10. Creation Crate

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The Cost: $29.99 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

About the Box: Creation Crate is a hands-on tech subscription box for anyone 12 and older to build and program awesome electronic projects. Ideal for teens and adults alike, each month subscribers receive all the necessary electronic components as well as access to a thorough online curriculum to help you create your tech projects. The tasks build on skills learned and increase in difficulty, offering approachable fun for DIYers that also find themselves tech junkies at heart!

Check out our Creation Crate reviews for more info. Ships worldwide.


11. ArtSnacks

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The Cost: $24 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“ArtSnacks has opened up an entirely new world of art for me. You receive all the supplies each month, but there is also an entire ArtSnacks community on Mix and on other social media platforms where you can learn how to use your new gear and see what other artists create.” – Lauren

About the Box: Every artist needs a little fuel to keep them going as they power through projects. While the ArtSnacks subscription’s focus is on sending 4-5 premium art supplies each month, they also toss in a tiny treat to take with you into the studio! Each box is curated so that the supplies in each box can be used together for a new project. If this subscription has you craving even more supplies, try ArtSnacks Plus, which is $39 per month and includes 5-6 full-size art supplies.

Check out all of our ArtSnacks reviews for more info! Ships worldwide.


12. Confetti Grace DIY Crafts

Image via our review.

The Cost: $28.95 per box (bimonthly). Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code confettimsa5 to save $5 off your first box!

About the Box: Confetti Grace is a crafting subscription that promotes the spirit of giving! Each box provides the supplies for two crafts, two cards, and gift wrap, so you can make one to give and one to keep, or both to give as gifts. There is also a “+1” subscription available for $34.95, which adds a third identical craft into the mix for families with extra helping hands. This company also donates 20% of net profits to charities worldwide!

Check out our Confetti Grace reviews for more info. Ships to the continental US.


13. Sew Sampler Box

Sew Sampler Butterfly Kisses January 2018 - box inside

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The Cost: $24.95 per month. Subscribe here!

About the Box: Sew Sampler Box is a monthly subscription box from the Fat Quarter Shop that includes sewing notions, fabrics, thread, patterns and everything in-between for quilters. Each shipment includes an assortment of specially curated items with exclusives, first-look items, and bonus goodies inside every box! Perfect for both DIYers new to quilting and veteran quilters, unboxing this monthly arrival is a real treat for sewing circles everywhere.

Check out our Sew Sampler Box reviews for more info. Ships worldwide.


14. BeadCrate

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The Cost: $18.99 per month for The Enthusiast box, $35 for The Collector box. Save with longer subscription. Subscribe here!

About the Box: BeadCrate is the ultimate monthly subscription for beading fanatics that love building up a curated bead stash. Filled with seed beads and Czech glass, each collection invites a splendor of possibilities for one’s crafting needs. Will you make homemade napkin rings or a self-designed bracelet? How you choose to use the beads is up to you; BeadCrate helps bring you beautiful and intricate pieces to build up your quality collection and turnover as your own.

Check out our BeadCrate reviews to learn more. Ships to most countries worldwide.


15. Paper Pumpkin

Paper Pumpkin Birthday Themed Review March 2019 - All Materials Top

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The Cost: $22 per month. Subscribe here!

About the Box: Paper Pumpkin is a monthly paper crafting box offered by the stamp, paper, and crafting brand Stampin’ Up! Subscribers can expect to be sent paper goods catered toward making fun, crafty cards, but the supplies can also be used for scrapbooking and anything else you can think up. Each box contains new stamps and a mini stamp pad in a new color, so you can build up an impressive collection.

Check out all of our Paper Pumpkin reviews to learn more. Ships to the US and Canada.


16. Bargain Bead Box

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The Cost: $17.95 per month. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“[Bargain Bead Box] always provides a lot of beautiful beads with different theme each month. Surprisingly you can DIY a few items per box. It’s definitely worth the money.” – Carissa

About the Box: Bargain Bead Box is a monthly DIY subscription filled with quality designer beads in materials ranging from crystal and glass to semiprecious gemstones, plus metal beads and findings, Bargain Bead Box never sends any plastic or seed beads in its subscription. With each month curated around a special theme, and the contents valued at over $50 for the lot, it’s a jewelry makers’ paradise right out of the box!

Check out our Bargain Bead Box reviews to learn more. Ships worldwide.


17. Goldmine & Coco

Image via Goldmine & Coco.

Cost: $45 per quarter for the Treasure Chest box and $35 per quarter for the Miss Peyton box. Subscribe here!

What Our Readers Say:

“Goldmine and Coco never disappoints on creativity and quality.” – Chadee Plans

“Excellent quality and so much for the money. Customer service is awesome!” – Paula

About the Box: Goldmine & Coco is a quarterly subscription box filled with loads of unique paper goodies including sticker packs featuring exclusive dolls, washi tape, stamp sets, printed papers, notepads, notebooks, sticky notes, inserts, dividers, and more! Subscribers swear by its quality and potential for use– this is one sub box to check out for all your organizational and DIY needs, but you have to act quick! Goldmine & Coco’s boxes notoriously sell out fast.

Check out our Goldmine and Coco details to learn more! Ships worldwide.


18. Knit Picks

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The Cost: $39.99 per month. Subscribe here!

About the Box: This crafty box will supply you with high quality yarn at a great price. Knit Picks currently offers three subscription options: “Cotton Club” for those who don’t do wool, “Sock Yarn Celebration” for dedicated sock and fine-gauge knitters, and “A Year Of Hats” to explore new techniques and fun yarns over time. A top choice for knitting circles around the globe!

Check out all of our Knit Picks reviews to learn more. Ships to the US, Canada, UK, and Australia.


19. Craft + Boogie

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The Cost: $28.00 per month. Subscribe here!

COUPON: Use code BOOGIETIME to get 10% off your first box!

What Our Readers Say:

“Helps me do festive crafts with my 4 year old even when I’m feeling lazy and uninspired. It makes me be a better mom.” – Elizabeth

About the Box: Craft + Boogie is a monthly subscription kit that comes with 3-4 festive crafts, a family game, simple snack recipes, paper table decorations, activity pages, a themed Spotify playlist, and a guide that teaches the history behind the holiday. If that’s not enough for an all-inclusive box, every purchase helps fund craft kits for kids in foster care and patients at children’s hospitals. Themed crafts are designed to encourage self-expression, boost self-esteem, and create moments of bonding between parent and child. Crafting with a cause, Craft + Boogie is a go-to that families can feel great about in more ways than one.

Check out all of our Craft + Boogie details to learn more! Ships to the US.

So, what did you think of these arts & crafts subscription boxes? Which ones would you love to try?

Written by Samantha Sendor

Samantha Sendor

Samantha loves discovering new finds, whether through her travels to remote parts of the globe, or diving into the latest subscription box right from home! When she’s not creating content about all the things that make her happy, she can usually be found cooking, crafting, sketching, or goofing around with her daughter Penny.

Comments (8)

  1. Ah this is such a good selection of craft subscriptions! I just started my eco craft subscription box, last year so hope to make this like next time! Yay!

  2. Paper Pumpkin also ships in Canada!

    • Thank you for catching that, Stephanie, I just updated the post! <3

  3. There a definitely some that didn’t make the list. Do you have another spot where you review Art boxes?

    How about other boxes such as Kawaii boxes? I’ve subscribed to a couple different ones and can tell you there are differences.

    Stationary boxes? Do you review those?

    Is there a way to contact you via email?

    That you for doing this site… wish I’d have found it sooner!

    • Yea where does scrawlerbox place?

      • ScrawlrBox looks like an awesome one! We haven’t reviewed it yet but will consider it! This list is completely made up of boxes suggested & voted on by our readers, so be sure to vote for ScrawlrBox and your other favorites at the end of the year. 🙂

    • Hey carpediem, thanks so much for reading this article! These are just the boxes our readers voted on, but there are so many more that we love and review!

      We don’t have a specific list outlining our favorite kawaii boxes at this time, but that’s a great idea. In the meantime, here are some of our kawaii box themed reviews:

      Stationery boxes—yes! We have a list of reader favorites in the works, keep an eye out for that, it’ll be launching soon! Meantime, here are some of our stationery reviews:

      And, here’s info about contacting us:

      Thanks again for reading along & for your comment!

    • And Upcrate! Love this box. Scrawlrbox too 😍

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