Arts and crafts are fun, therapeutic, and mood-boosting. However, they can also be time-consuming and pricey when it comes to supplies. Thus, arts and crafts subscription boxes seem to provide the perfect answer: they allow customers to save time when looking for projects and supplies and save money by accessing exactly what they need for a given project.

Customers can enjoy a sweet offer, a coupon, a membership discount, club competitions, exclusive goodies, and more perks, depending on the vendor. The vendors, in their turn, get loyal customers and stable, predictable revenue.

Let’s dive right in and see how vendors put creativity in a box and how they attract and encourage customers to stay with them. Check out the overview of our top 17 arts and crafts subscription boxes for 2022 to get some ideas for your subscription business or pleasure. 

Disclaimer: Be careful! Some of these craft boxes are so cool you might end up joining them rather than competing with them.

1. Adults&Crafts

Looking for a craft subscription box for adults that’s fun and a little offbeat? Take a look at Adults&Crafts. Their monthly boxes let subscribers explore a wide range of crafts and techniques. Every box includes all the tools, materials, and instructions needed to complete a given project. Of course, everything you receive in the box is carefully curated.

The subscription price is $33.00 if paid monthly. You can also choose to be billed every 3, 6, or 12 months, which reduces your overall spend and gives . For this price, you will be able to make unique functional items, such as serving trays, candles, clocks, mug stands, and more. Adults&Crafts offer craft kits, craft party packs, and virtual craft parties, which are as relevant as ever during the health crisis context.

2. KiwiCo

This subscription craft box offers art and design projects for everyone over 14 years old. To join the maker community of KiwiCo, you choose your age and passion, plan, and then your first box will be shipped within two days. However, with this service, you cannot select a box theme.

KiwiCo boxes are delivered monthly, and most subscriptions are priced at $23.95 per month. The designs offered by this company are gender-neutral and up-to-date, while still remaining fun and visually appealing. If you are looking for something more serious, you can opt for science and art projects that will definitely keep your mind and hands busy

3. The Crafter’s Box

This craft box subscription service offers monthly subscription boxes accompanied by step-by-step video instructions and materials sourced from independent artists and small businesses, all expert makers in their own right. With this subscription, you can dive into a new curated craft project exploring a new artistic style every month. Each box offers all the tools and materials required to successfully complete your project. If your box is not to your liking, you have three options to swap between without having to pay extra, assuming you’re on the 3 or 6-month plan

The subscription starts at $65/month for their most basic box. This is definitely not a low-budget service, but the carefully curated materials and tools you receive are worth the money. What’s more, you will also have lifetime access to their virtual craft workshops.

4. Muse Kits

Muse Kits is an art subscription box service that offers monthly boxes with full-sized art supplies, high-quality materials, and step-by-step instructions. An easy-to-follow, intuitive tutorial accompanies every project. Popular YouTube artists make the tutorials, and users can post their finished projects to join a monthly competition. It’s a perfect fit for both new and experienced artists looking for new artistic concepts to explore.

For $49.95/month, you can draw, color, paint, and sketch to your heart’s content in line with their suggestions, or you can use the supplies to create a project of your own design. There are quarterly and biannual plans available as well. Some of the recent boxes included projects such as ink sketching, soft pastels, and acrylic pouches

5. Home Made Luxe Craft Kit

Home Made Luxe offers some of the best craft subscription boxes for those fond of Pinterest-worthy home DIY projects and decor. Each monthly box comes packed full with all the materials and instructions you need, as well as clear instructions with text and picture explanations, plus a video tutorial.

You can start crafting for the very reasonable price of $29.99/month, although you can also buy one-time craft kits to get a sense of the format before you commit. Some of their past projects include monogram letters, seasonal wreaths, wall decor, pillows, and pegboards. The best bit is that no advanced skills are required – each craft subscription box is designed to be simple enough for a ten-year-old child to successfully complete

6. Annie’s Creative Woman Kit-of-the-Month Club

If you are looking for a more personal approach to craft subscription boxes, take a look at Annie’s Creative Woman Kit-of-the-Month Club. Every month, they send out boxes that let you create meaningful handmade treasures for you and your loved ones. Each kit includes all the necessary materials and instructions, apart from common household items (like scissors or glue). 

The starting subscription price is $19.99/month with no minimum commitment. You can learn a new craft like painting, needlecraft, beading, candle and soap making, mixed-media crafts, and more every month, with each project based around the idea that beauty is crafted, not bought. Past projects include bracelets, cards, wall decor, candleholders, and Christmas tree decor. You will also find a limited number of individual kits to make things like a purse or a basket as well.

7. Pipsticks

Pipstick offers a monthly sticker subscription shipped to your doorstep. It is the perfect activity for children over 3 years old. You can use Pipstick’s stickers in arts and crafts, add them to your sticker books, use them as rewards, and more. Every themed box of stickers is friendly to little fingers to inspire creativity and make it simple.

The starting subscription cost is $11.95/month, and includes 7 sheets of stickers worth $25+. Every Kid’s Club sticker pack includes a giant puffy sticker, scratch and sniff sticker, activity book, and a postcard storage pouch. There is also a Pro Pack for older sticker fans, suitable for tweens, teens, and adults. A broad range of sticker designs, including glitter, foil, and neon finishes, add extra appeal

8. KnitCrate

Knitcrate is a craft box subscription for adults who love knitting. Every month, you will receive premium artist-dyed yarn for different projects. Subscription and membership options take two forms. On one hand, you can sign up for a Stash membership, and pay a set fee every month that goes towards discounted purchases in the KnitCrate shop (up to 70% off with exclusive member pricing) or you can sign up for a monthly curated crate, and dive into an ever-evolving stream of fresh projects with carefully written instructions.

Pricing varies based on materials, but generally starts at around $20/month. Different offers exist based on membership length. If you complete impressive projects made with KnitCrate yarns, you can win free membership for three, six months, or a whole year, or even the privilege of previewing the next month’s boxes and themes. The website also offers knitting courses, crochet courses, and yarn dyeing courses

9. Craft in Style

If you are looking for modern and stylish craft supplies to complete Pinterest-worthy projects, take a look at this subscription box. With Craft in Style, a new themed box will arrive on your doorstep every month, containing anything from watercolors, calligraphy ink, and acrylic paint pouring to terrarium and soap-making kits. A common theme unites the range of projects in each of their art boxes.

With every monthly box, subscribers get easy-to-follow instructions and explanations of any art techniques, accompanied by blog posts and Facebook Live videos.

You can get this box starting from $42.97/month. Some past projects include wall printing sets, yarn wall hanging, dip-dyed blankets, and mermaid bath bombs

10. We Craft Box

This is a subscription for parents who would like to spend more quality time with their children but don’t have time for the preparation work. Every monthly box is themed and contains all the materials you need for a craft project, organized around a kid-friendly theme. There is an original story about the project to boost the maker’s imagination, as well as photo instructions. Every box has enough materials for two children

This craft subscription box for kids is available for $34.99/month. One-time boxes can also be found on the website starting at $29.99. Some of the We Craft Box themes included jungle safari, pirates and mermaids, under the sea, and busy bees, as well as several holiday-related options linked to Halloween and Thanksgiving.

11. Craft Society

Is brewing craft beer at home a hobby, a craft, or an art? Craft Society makes it an exciting journey in any case. They offer a monthly craft beer subscription box with a new super-secret homebrew recipe kit every month, each containing surprising exotic ingredients and challenging techniques to try every time.  

This craft subscription box gives adult beer fans the opportunity to experiment with their favorite drink and make it unique and personal.

A one-time initiation fee between $60 and $270 will be charged alongside a recurring monthly fee varying based on the plan you pick (Journeyman, Apprentice, Master Explorer, or Pioneer) and your chosen subscription duration (month to month or three months prepaid). The smallest first box includes the Initiation Imperial Stout Recipe, membership identification, countertop protection, a gold-plated goblet, and adhesive credentials. The most premium box comes with a lot of goodies, sometimes including additional brewing equipment. After that, each box can cost from $20 to $50 based on the same criteria. If you are a beginner brewer, you can purchase all the necessary equipment from Craft Society directly.

12. BeadCrate

This monthly box for bead enthusiasts is packed with hand-curated beads in different sizes and styles. Every box is different and original, and either has a themed set, a random collection, or an out-of-the box inspiring selection of beads. Active members of the community can help choose the next box theme, win extra boxes, and take part in the design of the monthly contest.

This subscription is suitable for users over six years old. 

The smallest box costs $18.50/month, while their larger ‘Collector’ box costs $33.50. One-time boxes are available for those who are not ready to commit to a subscription.

13. Green Kid Crafts

Green Kid Crafts is a monthly science and art subscription service for children. Created for kids ages two to ten, every box contains four to six engaging art and science projects. A key aspect of Green Kid Crafts boxes is that they are made with the environment in mind. Founded by an environmental scientist, the service aims to empower the next generation of environmental leaders and STEM enthusiasts.

Each box contains a variety of hands-on activities, a 12-page magazine, and some extra learning opportunities for budding innovators across the world.

All the products from the box are eco-friendly and sustainable, and suitable for multiple crafts. Prices for both their Junior and Discovery boxes start at $29.95 for a monthly subscription (compared to $34.95 for one-time orders).

14. Paletteful Packs

With Palleteful Packs, you’ll receive a themed box of high quality art supplies every month. Materials change from month to month, so one month, you might get graphite and charcoal, while the next you might get acrylic paint and pastels, and so on. Every box delivered comes with the complete set of tools and materials needed to complete the art project.

This subscription is a perfect way to both discover new brands of art supplies and get a sense of some of the more tried-and-tested brands out there . A digital page accompanies each one of their carefully-curated art subscription boxes to explain the contents, and includes tips, techniques, and prompts.

Box choices include the flagship Premier Pack, the small-but-mighty Petite Pack, and for budding creators, the Young Artist Pack. Prices start at $24/month. To make it even easier to know what to expect, Palletteful also posts full details (brand names included) of all the supplies in all of their current box, as well as details of their previous boxes

15. The Inky Box

For those interested in calligraphy, look no further than The Inky Box. Every month, The Inky Box will delight you with a curated selection of lettering tools, practice sheets and supplies, and versatile greeting cards designed by top lettering artists.

Past boxes include items like metallic brush markers, fiber pens, acrylic ornaments, paper notebooks, colored pencils, brush pens, and unique practice sheets.

Their main subscription starts at $39.95/month. There is also a Beginner box available for $14.99, which provides a great springboard to dive into the word of lettering with a sampling of tools from the previous month’s main box as well as some practice sheets. Across the board, the retail price of the materials and supplies is much higher than you pay for your subscription, which makes The Inky Box a super way to try your hand at a great new hobby at an affordable price point.

16. Craft + Boogie

Craft + Boogie’s craft subscription box offers a fantastic option for parents looking for ways to bond with their kids in a uniquely creative way. Every themed box comes with at least three projects for a parent and child to complete. What’s more, every box also includes games, recipes, learning materials and other activities for the whole family, as well as a kid-friendly Spotify playlist to listen to while you get stuck in.

All in all, it’s a monthly family party in a box, shipped to your doorstep.

Subscriptions come in 3 forms: prepaid gifts lasting anywhere from 3-12 months, monthly boxes priced at $29.50/month, and an annual subscription that gives you 7 boxes a year for pennies over $20/month, all themed around the most popular American holidays.

Prices for their monthly craft subscription box start at $24.95/month. One-time kits are available as well. Some of the many box themes include tooth fairy, happy camper, and women’s equality. Craft + Boogie also donates a part of their profits to a good cause, sending free craft kits to children in foster care, hospitals, and under-resourced schools with the help of charity organizations. 

17. Craftsman Crate

Craftsman Crate is a crate that gives people a chance to reconnect with the age-old, hands-on, character-building (yet timelessly satisfying) skills that have faded since their heydays in generations past, from the woodsy craftsmanship of their grandparents’ eras to the artisan cultures of the medieval ages.

Initially aimed at kids and teens, Craftsman Crate caught on like wildfire and has since been sharing the joys of old-school techniques from scrimshawing and wood burning to making chain mail and more with an increasingly large audience.

Prices start at $39.97 per month and can be gift-wrapped and shipped around the world – perfect for the holiday season, birthdays, and other special occasions

Closing thoughts

With subscription services becoming increasingly popular, vendors have continued to come up with brilliant ideas for boxes relating to any hobby or interest you could possibly have. The market is so huge now that customers can find anything from sketch and knit boxes to witchcraft subscription boxes.

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By Zaki Gulamani
Сontent creator at Subbly