Crafty Creatives Subscription Box

This year I’ve signed up for a few subscription boxes – I’m looking forward to trying new recipes and crafts. The Crafty Creatives subscription box offers subscribers the opportunity to learn new crafts or rediscover old ones: these boxes contain everything to make a whole project.  Every box is different. The company work with suppliers all over the country – often small businesses who are experts in their craft – and they provide kits from wet felting to jewellery making, mosaic to willow weaving.

I was excited to receive my first box this week.  I didn’t know what to expect because you don’t find out what’s in the box until you open it. It’s all part of the fun! So I opened the box to discover a pink drawstring bag, inside was a multipom kit. This kit contains everything (apart from scissors) to get me started and learn how to make multiple pompoms at once – reusable pompom maker, full instructions, 2 x 25g yarn, a chenille needle all packaged in a coordinating cotton drawstring bag (which may be decorated with the pompoms made). At first I was a little disappointed – pompoms! I hadn’t made pompoms since primary school but I was determined to relearn how to make them using the kit.

this one

Included in the kit is a brief history of the pompom. I’ve discovered that the word pompom comes from the French pompom – a loose decorative ball of fibrous material.  It’s interesting to read that Napoleon’s armies took inspiration from the Hungarians in the 18th Century and featured pompoms on their shakos caps to indicate regiment.  Traditional garments worn in South America were decorated in pompoms, using colours to portray symbolic meanings.  Roman clergymen had pompons on their caps to signal their order.  Closer to home – traditional Scottish dress can include a beret which features a pompom known as a ‘toorie’.  Pompoms were, and still are, a very thrifty way of creating decoration, as they can be made using any leftover yarn.

I spent a relaxing evening making my first pompoms and surprisingly I really enjoyed it. This kit is for anyone creative – I can use the pompoms in crafts, fashion, accessories, and soft furnishings.  I will continue having fun making different colour and size pompoms and decorating bags and cushions.  The cats are afraid that I will decorate them if they sit still long enough! 🙂

this one toothis one also

At £15 a month (no contract and not including postage) this box is worth a try.  I’m looking forward to next month’s box and discovering another new craft that I can share with you.

What craft would you like to learn?

Keep smiling 🙂

Claire

x

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75 Responses to Crafty Creatives Subscription Box

  1. I love making pom poms but the traditional way of threading through 2 pieces of card is very slow. I bought myself some pom pom makers and had forgotten about them! Off to find them and make some pom poms

  2. Astrid says:

    I wish there is a craft subscrption box in the Netherlands. Maybe there is, but I’d actually never heard of them. Pompoms are way cool.

  3. tara pittman says:

    I have never made a pom pom. It would be fun to try.

  4. freddieandi says:

    This looks awesome, I’m loving all these new subscription boxes available!

  5. From Aldi To Harrods (@AldiToHarrods) says:

    Oh wow, this this takes me back to my childhood, I loved making pom poms! There’s an awesome pom pom rug that I am thinking about making, so this would be awesome!

    I would love to learn to knit – I just don’t get it at all!

  6. Sarah Bailey says:

    What an awesome sounding box, I would love to make some pompoms haha! x

  7. Leanne says:

    Love the idea of a crafty subscription box. A good thing to get if you have kids to entertain

  8. katiemeehann says:

    I love this! It’s something my sister would get great use out of. She’s very crafty and I’m the opposite. It would be a great present for someone

  9. emmysmummy says:

    These look lovely. I do love a subscription box….I’m a nightmare at forgetting to cancel when I get bored with them though

  10. Ana De-Jesus says:

    Ooh beautiful colour hun! I like that it gives you background and context, it is always fascinating to discover a products history!

  11. Working Mum Blog says:

    This is interesting – I’ve been looking into making a pompom rug for a while. I would totally use this. Great review

  12. oh wow looks amazing both my teen girls are very arty and crafty and they would love this

  13. What a great idea for a subscription box! I love these pom poms xxx

  14. Aparna says:

    Crafting is something I enjoy too. This looks like a fun box !

  15. Elizabeth O. says:

    How adorable! What a cool subscription box! I love the finished products too!

  16. Angela Milnes says:

    What a cool activity. I was seriously going to make pom poms with my daughter today before she became unwell. We went to find the wool and then she started to get really sick. It’s a fun activity i enjoyed as a child and something i hope to do with my daughter.

  17. michelle says:

    i have heard about a lot of different subscription boxes but this is the first i’m hearing of a crafty one. how fun! i would look forward to getting that in the mail

  18. Idaintyit says:

    Omg I have never heard of this but I’m so glad you shared! I love doing crafty things. I have been crocheting but haven’t done pom poms yet so that’s what I would choose!

  19. Elizabeth says:

    I’m all for the idea of a crafty subscription box, yay, how much fun is it to make pom poms! 🙂

  20. Tori Gabriel says:

    I am loving all the subscription boxes you can get now. I haven’t looked into a crafty one before. This sounds awesome.

  21. Rachel says:

    This is a brilliant idea for all the crafty people there. Things such as crochet and knitting seem to be making a comeback, so now is the time for these boxes x

  22. Maddie says:

    That looks so fun. I’d love a crafty subscription box like this.

  23. jenniferdawn84 says:

    I love subscription boxes, and this one is right in my niche. Do you know if they ship the the US?

  24. kacielmorgan says:

    This sounds like an excellent idea, I’m always thinking to myself that I should try and develop more hobbies so this could help me to find new things I enjoy doing 🙂

  25. I didnt even know about subscription boxes let alone pom pom ones. These sure are creative and look like fun to dive in and craft something !

  26. This is such a fantastic idea for a subscription box!

  27. Love it…there is something for everyone. I am sure everyone who is into craft is rejoicing

  28. Reblogged this on Concierge Librarian.

  29. What an awesome change to the conventional subscription box, crafty ones sound awesome x

  30. What a lovely box. Would love to try this.

  31. Donah SJB says:

    Oh now I want a Pom Pom maker! I think the idea of crafty subcription box is pretty awesome! It’s really fun to get a surprise in the mail, too!!

  32. Lady CAS says:

    Reblogged this on Myasthenia Gravis and commented:
    I love crafts and I found this quite interesting never seen anything like this!

  33. Rosey says:

    I think it’s fun to make poms. I haven’t done it for so long!

  34. Life as Mum says:

    What a great box. I would love to learn to knit!

  35. Esme Sy says:

    What a great box for those who love arts and crafts. The pom pom maker sounds fun.

  36. Zoe L says:

    I used to love making Pom Poms when I was younger!
    What a great box!

  37. Euge Nia says:

    This crafty subscription box seems great idea and I like surprises! 🙂

  38. Rachel S says:

    This looks like such a fun subscription box! Super post x

  39. Zoë IKIWN says:

    A craft subscription box sounds like a great idea! I used to make pom poms at school, but the old fashioned way which takes an age… this seems like a speedier and more fun process though 🙂 xx

  40. Very interesting concept – one that is not for me but I can see how it would be nice for many! Thanks for the introduction to it.

  41. Liz Mays says:

    I think that would be a fun thing to receive each month. I love doing crafts and projects!

  42. This would be a really great box for crafty kids or adults!

  43. laci says:

    Oh how neat and fun I definitely need to check this out ! Laci

  44. That is a great subscription box. I never have a pom pom and its fun to have

  45. Charlotte says:

    This looks like so much fun! What an exciting delivery to receive! x

  46. Amy Jones says:

    I love this it looks really cute! It must be so much fun to make it.

  47. thequietgrove says:

    My kids would love making these pom poms. super cute

  48. laurasidestreet says:

    This craft box sounds like so much fun and the perfect way to pick up a new hobby and be more creative

    Laura x

  49. Eileen xo says:

    I am learning so much about these monthly boxes. This is an awesome one because I love crafts. I had no idea about the pompom history

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