The 17 Best Art & Craft Subscription Boxes – 2020 Reader’s Choice
There are so many amazing subscription boxes for makers and crafters 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.
The best part? This round-up includes boxes fit for all sorts of artistic niches, like knitting, quilting, drawing, paper crafting, and more. With subscription boxes for kids and adults, and offering options for every budget, these arts & crafts subscriptions are 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 – A creative outlet for ages 9+
The Cost: $19.95 per month. Save with longer subscriptions Subscribe here!
“Great for family fun.” – Mommabear459
About the Box: Topping the Arts & Crafts category for the second year in a row 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.
2. Adults and Crafts – For upping your DIY home decor game
The Cost: $33 per month. Subscribe here!
COUPON: Limited Time Only! Use code BECRAFTY to get a lifetime 15% off discount for the monthly craft subscription box and 15% off all DIY craft kits.
What Our Readers Say:
“…I enjoyed their crafts as well and like that they included all necessary tools.” – Jenna
“Love the items.” – Jennifer W.
About the Box: The Adults and Crafts subscription box equips folks with all the supplies necessary to build useful, beautiful products they’ll actually use. Each box teaches a new crafting technique that may come in handy in other life applications, as well! Recent projects include a wooden drink caddy, an engraved water bottle, a mug stand, and geometric shelves.
3. KnitCrate – For avid knitters & crocheters
The Cost: $19.95 or $24.99 per month. Subscribe here!
COUPON: Use code MSA20 to get 20% off your first month!
What Our Readers Say:
“I so look forward to box of squishy yarn each month!” – J.M.
“Beautiful, luxurious yarns at reasonable prices and several patterns every month. This is the box to get if you love to knit or crochet!” – Alicia H.
“My favorite box!” – DanaB
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.
4. ArtSnacks – For a monthly dose of supplies and inspiration
The Cost: $24 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!
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.
5. The Crafter’s Box – For luxe projects curated by expert makers
The Cost: $65 per month. Subscribe here!
What Our Readers Say:
“Far and away the best!” – Beth F.
“This box sends top quality supplies, sophisticated projects, packaged together with fantastic videos to teach you each skill, and the marketplace where you can buy additional supplies is even better. Everyone who loves making should get this box!” – Dawn
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.
6. Pop Shop America Craft in Style Subscription – Best for creative spirits who want a flexible schedule
The Cost: Starting at $30 per month. Subscribe here!
COUPON: Use code MYSUBADDICTION to save 10% off!
What Our Readers Say:
“Great for our family.” – Maria
About the Box: The DIYs in Pop Shop America’s Craft in Style monthly subscription are bursting with color and personality! Containing all the materials you need to make a series of related projects, this box is a fun one to share. A past box included supplies to make your own monogrammed glassware, art-stenciled glassware, all you needed to make your own stencils, and an inspirational booklet offering 15 cool glass-etching project ideas. Don’t have as much time to craft as you wish you did? Choose whether you’d like your subscription to renew monthly, every 3 months, every 6 months, or every year.
7. Cloth & Paper – For dedicated journal-keepers
The Cost: $16.33 per month for the Penspiration subscription, $30 per month for the Planner Stationery box, and $40 per month for both. Subscribe here!
What Our Readers Say:
“Each box is unique and beautiful.” – Etta
“This box has helped me organize my business. I love it!” – Kristen
“The quality of the box is wonderful.” – Ichigo Ichie
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 combo of both. Swoon! With a 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.
8. Knit Picks Subscription Boxes – With cotton, sock, and hat choices for knitters
The Cost: Starts at $39.99 per month. Subscribe here!
About the Box: This crafty box will supply you with yarn at a great value. Knit Picks currently offers three subscription options: Cotton Club ($39.99) for those who don’t do wool, Sock Yarn Celebration ($49.99) for dedicated sock and fine-gauge knitters, and A Year Of Hats ($39.99) to explore new techniques and fun yarns over time. Each box includes yarn and patterns, and occasional tools or gifts too.
9. Paper Pumpkin – For papercrafting, stamps, and scrapbooking
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.
10. SketchBox – For a focus on drawing & 2D mediums
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!
About the Box: Explore all arenas of 2D artistry with the supplies provided by SketchBox. Both tiers send 4-6 premium art supplies for writing, painting, and illustrating—the Premium Box differs in that it sends name brands. Each box includes artistic inspiration, and there is also a monthly contest to have your artwork featured on the box!
11. STICKII CLUB – For just plain sticker fun
The Cost: $10 per month. Subscribe here!
About the Box: STICKII Club is a monthly sticker subscription for planner decorators, snail-mail senders, and crafters of all kinds. Each pack includes 6 sticker sheets, 1 bag of sticker flakes, and 1-2 small stationery items such as cute notecards or tiny envelopes. This sub will make even the most protective sticker collectors want to pull out a sheet and start decorating!
12. Art Crate – For home decor & inspiration, no making needed
The Cost: Starting at $20 per month. Subscribe here!
About the Box: Art Crate’s monthly subscription box ships prints so that subscribers can bring color into their home, even building a gallery wall over time! There are 8 tiers available, each representing a different print size and frame option, and those who would like to receive a variety can change their selection at any time. You’ll start with a survey to tell of your tastes, then be assigned a curator who will help select and send art you’ll adore!
Check out our Art Crate details for more info. Ships to the US and Canada.
13. Confetti Grace DIY Crafts – For those who love to share their love of craft
The Cost: Starting at $28.95 per month. Subscribe here!
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!
14. Green Kid Crafts – For crafty educational projects for kids
The Cost: $29.95 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. Subscribe here!
COUPON: Use code JOY60 to take 60% off the first month of any STEAM subscription.
About the Box: This crafting subscription was founded by an environmental scientist whose mission is to encourage the growth of the “whole child,” which includes fostering a caring attitude toward our environment. Each Green Kid Crafts box comes with materials and instructions for up to 6 science and art projects that aim to help kids get creative and engage with nature. When you sign up, you can choose from the Junior Discovery Box (ages 2-4) or the Discovery Box (ages 5-10+). The Sibling Discovery Box (ages 2-10+) sends two of each project, costing $49.95 per month.
15. Pipsticks – For fun sticker options for kids and adults
The Cost: Starting at $11.95 per month. Subscribe here!
COUPON: Use code FRIENDSROCK to get $5 off your subscription!
About the Box: Sticker fanatics will have so much fun with the variety of styles sent in the Pipsticks subscription! Choose your sub size: Petite Plans are $11.95 a month and include 7+ sheets, while Classic plans include 15+ sheets. There are Children’s and Pro choices for each plan size. All arrive in a flashy pouch, and include a postcard and a ticket for their VIP raffle each month.
16. Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box – For anyone dabbling with aromatherapy
The Cost: $39 per month. Subscribe here!
COUPON: Use code MYSUBSCRIPTIONADDICTIONFREE to receive a $20 gift card towards future purchases plus a $50 value bonus box!
What Our Readers Say:
“Love this box! Everything in there to use yourself, make homemade or gift. Fun starter hobby box.” – Anonymous
About the Box: Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box is a monthly subscription box that sends you therapeutic grade essential oils along with other supplies meant to make 5-6 natural home and body products. DIYing these types of projects means knowing what you’re using on your skin and home surfaces, and might help teach you how fun it can be to create your own products, besides just being fun!
17. We Craft Box – Best for crafting families with multiple kids
Cost: $29.99 per month. Subscribe here!
COUPON: Use code MSA5 to save $5 off your first box!
What Our Readers Say:
“Every young person I’ve sent this box to responds with incredible enthusiasm and pictures of their fabulous craft!” – Kimberly Pulliam
“Best kids craft box for creativity and bringing families together!” – Anonymous
About the Box: Get the kiddos in on the creativity with We Craft Box. Meant for children ages 3-9, this monthly subscription sends all the materials and instructions needed for the kid and an older sibling or parent (or both!) to each complete 2-3 crafts based on a themed story.
So, what did you think of these arts & crafts subscription boxes? Which ones would you love to try?