Crafty Crates Subscriptions is a brand new subscription box company – like brand-spanking new – but with a BRILLIANT concept…
crafts for ADULTS (and/or older kids).
I know, you’re subscription-boxed out, but hear my argument; if you read this blog chances are you are a Crafter/DIYer or at the very least a Wanna-be-Crafter or Wanna-be-DIYer…
however, making things is expensive.
There are supplies to buy, tools you need, shipping, taxes, coupons – it’s all very cumbersome really, unless you LOVE what you do.
What if you don’t know if you love something? The outlay of cash alone is enough to deter someone from trying new things – I mean, I wouldn’t want to pay out $70 in supplies to make candles when I’m not even sure it’s a craft I’ll enjoy or want to pursue.
So I haven’t tried.
The only one missing out here is me. Best case, I find a new hobby that I can add to my craft/DIY repertoire.
It’s the worst case – all the wasted money – that stops me from trying.
Come on, there’s been something you’ve been curious to try but haven’t because of the money right?
When Crafty Crates Subscriptions contacted me to review their first subscription box, I immediately thought “What a brilliant idea!” and had to learn more.
Crafty Crates is a subscription box that you can buy as a one-off, or subscribe to a monthly plan for a discounted rate.
Wanna know what you’re gonna get?
The first box being released is for a “Lotion candle”. Yup, you read that right – a candle that you can use to moisturize your dry, cracked, Winter hands.
Your Crafty Crate will have all the top-quality supplies you’ll need to try your hand and candle-making – make that LUXURY candle making – at a fraction of the cost of buying the supplies yourself.
Crafty Crates Lotion Candle
- small mason jar with lid
- 2 oz naturally refined shea butter
- 2 oz pure and organic coconut oil
- stir stick
- candle wick and base
- 100% pure white beeswax
- eucalyptus oil
- decorative label for yourself or for gift-giving
- detailed instructions to walk you through step-by-step.
This is me attempting to make my first candle EVER.
The instructions were clear and concise so there was no confusion or room for error.
I did a little online shopping on Amazon.com and came up with a total if I were to buy each of these items individually (in the smallest quantities available)…. learning to make a candle would have cost me $70 US in supplies.
That’s a hefty price tag when you don’t even know if you’re going to enjoy this craft or not.
This Crafty Crates lotion candle is the bomb too – you can choose to add the eucalyptus scent (or not) and as the wax melts, you can pour a small amount into your hand (it’s warm, but it doesn’t burn) and then rub the wax (with shea butter and coconut oil in it) into your skin. I’ve never seen that feature in a candle before! Brilliant – especially during these dark, cold months.
Making the candle itself was surprisingly easy and a great learning experience should I choose to pursue this hobby further.
3. learning a new craft or hobby
2. saving money by having exact quantities sent to you
1. 100Things2Do readers get an ADDITIONAL 25% off if you use the Crafty Crates promo code: 100THINGS2DO
Now you’re wondering how much a Crafty Crates Subscription is?
- The one-time Crafty Crate is $29.95 US (less my promo code makes it $22.46)
- The 3 months pre-paid is $84.36 (with promo that’s $63.27)
- Or the year pre-paid is $164.72 (with promo it’s $123.54)
That’s 12 different crafts over the course of the year for about $10.30 per craft.
You can’t even buy a pad of scrapbook paper for $10.30 anymore!
I can’t wait to find out what craft we’ll be tackling next!
Grab the Crafty Crates Subscription promo code (above) and join me in learning something new and creative every month!
Have a great one!
This post is sponsored by Crafty Crates Subscriptions. I was provided the “Lotion Candle Crate” to help spread the word about Crafty Crates and their special subscription program. 100Things2Do.ca only shares information I feel is relevant to my readers. Crafty Crates Subscriptions is not responsible for the content of this article.