Top 5 DIY Kit Subscriptions for Creatives
In the spirit of learning new things, I rounded up my top 5 DIY kit subscriptions. I’ve tried or plan to try all of these subscriptions. It makes a big difference in my creative life to 1) go into nature and 2) try my hand at new creative skills or projects. A DIY kit subscription prompts is a wonderful way to hold yourself accountable for trying new things. See below for my roundup!
The We Make Collective subscription looks like my ideal subscription. Unfortunately, they don’t ship to the US (or at least not to NYC) so this one’s for all the UK folks. See examples of their previous DIY kit projects here. Even though I can’t actually subscribe to this one, I’m pretty in love with their aesthetic. A pretty important element for DIY kits!
Sarah K. Bennet is the best. Her embroidery is always on point (ha!) but also fits a modern aesthetic, which is a rarity. From geodes to succulents, her patterns cover a lot of beautiful elements that are chic enough to gift (or keep for yourself). I’m taking an embroidery class in a couple weeks (thanks Tiff), and following that will be looking into this pattern subscription.
Makers kit is great because it’s a (comparably) affordable DIY kit that sends supplies for three totally different crafts (and a small treat!) each month. It’s also currently 50% off ($24/Month down from $50/Month). These kits are a great way to check “learning new skills” off your list without having to do a ton of research first, which is a treat when you don’t have much free time.
I first heard about this DIY kit subscription when several bloggers/crafters I follow began hinting that they’d be releasing DIYs through this new service. Every month, these creatives– from Elise Blaha Cripe to Maryanne Moodie– have “hosted” a box in this crafter’s subscription. I haven’t tried it yet (it’s a little pricier than others) but it’s definitely on my wish list. Just look at the quality of the supplies. Swoon.
If you’ve followed along here for any amount of time, you’ll see that I’m a dedicated subscriber to ABM Messy Box. I followed their blog for years leading up to the launch of their subscription service, and I’ve never been disappointed with a single box. The box is actually intended for scrapbooking, but all the different paper sizes, stickers, and other assorted crafting supplies (washi tape, stamps, ink, etc) have served me well through many sudden project ideas, and have given me the chance to stockpile some great supplies for future ones.
I hope this helps you follow through on some of your creative goals! How else are you learning new creative skills these days?