There’s a trend out there: monthly subscriptions for small boxes of goodies mailed directly to your home.
There’s Birchbox for the makeup and hair product fans – which sends small samples of new products right to your doorstep each month. And, Square Hue, which sends tiny, adorable square shaped bottles of nail polish for those gals who just love to paint. For the foodies, there’s Hello Fresh, they mail all of the fresh ingredients needed to cook a meal – right to your home.
Then, there’s Whimsey Box. I’ve jumped on the subscription box bandwagon. My friend Lucy found WhimseyBox.com and suggested that I look into joining. She knew my least favorite parts of crafting and thought Whimsey Box might be fun. It solves all my crafting frustrations:
- Deciding what to make
- Finding good directions
- Figuring out what supplies I need
- Driving 1.5 hours to the craft store to buy supplies
- Buying a zillion supplies just to make one dumb project. (Did I say dumb? Ops, I meant fun.)
- Having a zillion left over supplies after making that one dumb/fun/expensive/exasperating project.
Whimsey Box solves everything I dislike about making DIY projects! Once a month, they send me all of the supplies to make a project. No shopping necessary. When I subscribed, I selected projects that I do and don’t like to do. I do like to sew, I don’t like to paint. They recorded my craft preferences and only send me projects I’m interested in completing.
Whimsey Box is a $15 subscription fee – which is far less expensive than purchasing excess supplies. (Ex: 15 snaps for $5.95, when you just need one!)
So – here is my first Whimsey box!
The Whimesy Box motto is: Stop pinning, start making. This cute little idea book came in my first box.This month’s project was hand sewing a small wool clutch. The directions said it would take about 1.5 hours. Just for fun, they included a “badge” for hand sewing. Reminds me of my days in 4-H! The finished product was this:
Happy crafting, if you’d like to join Whimsey Box click here!
That whimsey box is cool… don’t throw it away… I can use that BOX they mailed your project in if you aren’t going to use it … I understand what you are saying… it makes sense to me if they sent you projects in areas you wanted to try before you fully committed to the whole supply and tool list. We all like to eat, and eat different things… can you imagine a box showing up each Friday with everything you needed to cook the family meal on the weekend… this seems strange to me, but I do like the quote “stop pinning and start making.”
It think it would be neat to have that food show up – but what if you had a busy weekend planned and didn’t get to use the food? That’s why I prefer crafts – longer shelf life 🙂