33 of the best craft subscription boxes for adults in the UK
Why leave the house to get making supplies when you can have the wondrous craft treats of your dreams delivered straight to your door each month? We've rounded up our favourite monthly craft boxes for adults that you can subscribe to receive happy post!
If you're looking for craft subscription box UK ideas, we've got you covered! From calligraphy to pottery, crochet clubs and art subscription boxes, we've found a range of monthly craft boxes to suit makers of every shape and size... from beginner stitchers to sewing addicts to multi-crafters who want to try something new. We've even included the best UK craft subscription boxes for kids too to inspire the next generation to get creative (they make a great alternative to plastic toys).
In this Buyer's Guide to the best craft boxes for adults you'll find everything from needle felting to painting and crochet. We genuinely get excited when we find a new box to add to this mix and we're personally subscribed to many of the boxes in this list. In fact our team have personally reviewed many these craft subscription boxes so look out for links to our reviewed content throughout the article. We firmly believe there are few better simple pleasures than hearing a fresh parcel of craft stash hit your doormat. Craft boxes make great stash builders if you're just starting out with a new craft hobby (you'll find yarn, fabric and thread subscriptions in this article) and a unique gift idea for friends and loved ones who are always making stuff.
Check out these multi-craft subscription boxes if you want to try new crafts and enjoy making all sorts of things. Or scroll down to find monthly craft boxes that specialise in your favourite hobbies. If you're not sure which craft subscription box is right for you then take our creative hobbies for adults quiz which will tell you which craft suits you best.
This round up includes:
- Best craft subscription boxes (mixed crafts)
- Best knitting subscription boxes
- Best crochet subscription boxes
- Best papercraft subscription boxes
- Best sewing subscription boxes
- Best needlecraft subscription boxes
- Best art subscription boxes
- Best craft subscription boxes for kids
Best craft subscription boxes
- Craftiosity – prices start from £26.95 for a one month kit
- Best for: variety of projects
Treat your favourite crafter or yourself with a subscription to Craftiosity. Each month, you'll receive all the tools, materials and easy to follow photo instructions to make a beautiful project. It could be lino cutting, book-binding, Japanese shibori dyeing - or something completely different! Buy a subscription and you're ready for a perfect crafternoon. For a more detailed look into Craftiosity's subscription box check out our Craftiosity craft box subscription review.
Cosy Craft Club Subscription Box
- Cosy Craft Club, £24 per month
- Best for: discovering new crafts
Cosy Craft Club is a monthly UK craft subscription box for adults. Every month features a new craft that's delivered straight to your door, plus there's online resources and inspiration to go with it. Whether it's arm knitting, macrame or weaving, you'll learn new skills, make something gorgeous and craft along with their Cosy community. There's been everything from lino printing to jewellery making, tie die to crochet basket making. You'll never be bored with a Cosy Craft subscription! You can see what we thought of their subscription box over in our Cosy Craft Club subscription box review.
Craft Box Club
- Craft Box Club, £22 a month
- Best for: sustainability – all boxes are plastic free
If you're on the hunt for craft boxes for adults with a conscience, Craft Box Club is the one for you. Each box comes with clear, easy-to-follow video guides making it super easy to get creative. Plus you'll receive personalised craft help and advice so it's ideal for crafting newbies. They aim to keep their project's frustration-free by including all the tools and guidance you need to make the project.
Recent boxes have included beeswax food wraps, needle punching, artisan salt dough and washi tape coasters. One great benefit of Craft Box Club is you can return your box if it's not the craft for you - just box your tools back up, wrap and send them back to Craft Box Club and you'll get £5 off future subscriptions. We tested out the Craft Box Club subscription service and loved it! Read our full Craft Box Club subscription review for details on what to expect from each box.
Monthly Craft Subscription Box – Corinne Lapierre
- Not on The High Street, £24.50 for two months
- Best for: Nature and folk art lovers
Sign yourself up to receive a package full of creativity each month, with exclusive craft projects using felt, embroidery, stationary and a few little surprises to make your day. We like the traditional design of these kits, inspired by nature, folk crafts and the seasons. Each month you'll get all the materials and instructions you need for a beautiful new craft project Choose between a one, two or three months subscription.
The Clay Club Pottery Kit
- Selfridges (£48)
- Best for: pottery
This one isn't technically a regular craft subscription box, but it's a great starter kit and after binging The Great Pottery Throwdown we're including it as it's top of our Christmas wish list this year. Each kit includes paint and tools to create your own clay home décor, pottery, sculpture and art with a DIY home pottery kit.
Monthly Bread Making subscription
- Not on the High Street, £35 per box
- Best for bakers
The only food-based box in this kit, we've included the Baker Boxx Bread Box for all those of you who also love to make things out of food as well as craft supplies! Sign up to get a unique bread baking kit in the post each month. All recipes are carefully sourced from around the world and each box includes little handy extras, tips, and tricks! It's available for 3, 6, 9 or 12 month subscriptions.
Pom Pom Club by Post
- uOpen (£14.95 per box)
- Best for: fun factor
Er yes, you heard us! Pom pom fans everywhere (yes we see you) unite with these fun and easy pom pom craft boxes. PomStitchTassel, an independent Devon-based company, are here to fill your life with an array of DIY pom poms, tassels and yarn crafts, with a new yarn-themed craft every month. Designed for teens and children aged five and older, we don't see any reason why grown ups won't enjoy this lovely gift idea too. It is, after all, a fact noone can dispute that making pom poms ups the joy factor in life significantly!
You might also enjoy: How to make a pom pom.
Best knitting subscription box
Knitting box by Knitting Box Club
- UOpen(from £24.99 per box)
- Best for: Choose your knitter type
We love the versatility of this nifty knitting subscription box – with three options to choose from – just yarn, knitted toys or baby clothes – so you can sign up to the monthly knitting post that suits your favourite type of project. Whatever you choose you'll get a monthly knitting craft subscription box to your door, curated by an indie family business in Cornwall. If you pick the Knitted Toy Chest or Baby Clothes Knitting Box options, you'll receive super sweet patterns and projects to make, plus yarn (choose the colour for babies), needles and notions to make up cute family knitting projects. If you're all set for patterns, opt for Just Yarn and get 6 to 8 of the latest yarns from leading brands – you can opt for a crochet or knitting theme to further personalise your crafty preferences!
The Little Box of Knitting
- Amanda Bloom's Little box of knitting, £49.95 for 3 months
- Best for beginners who want a complete project kit with video guide
Following on from their success with Little Box of Crochet, Amanda Bloom’s Little Box of Knitting has been launched! This quarterly box, includes the yarn and needles required for the project along with exclusive stitch markers that have been designed for subscribers.
Claire Garland of Dot Pebbles Knits designed this box and it comes with a detailed pattern booklet, technique videos, a bodkin for sewing in ends and even an exclusive postcard and matching notebook by Nic Allen. Plus some extra treats. It's a box that comes with everything a knitter could dream of!
Knit in a Box
- Knit in a Box, £21.99 per box
- Best for knitting for children
Knit in a Box are a family run, monthly knitting subscription service. Every month you'll receive a mystery knitting kit that's been carefully curated and packed by the Knit in a Box team.
You never know what you're going to get but there will be something to knit for a baby aged up to 12 months. You can choose monthly boxes for babies (boys, girls or gender neutral) or children up to the age of six. Yarn, knitting pattern, buttons are all included plus extra surprises! If you'd prefer knitting for adults they have a ladies box too.
One of the loveliest things about this craft subscription box is that you get an exclusive membership to the Knit in the Box VIP customers Facebook Group. This community will allow you to make friends with like-minded knitters, share patterns, views and projects.
Mystery Yarn Box
- Etsy, from £17.85 per box
- Best for: Lovers of surprises
Ok so this one isn't technically a regular subscription box, but we're including these sweet mystery boxes of hand dyed yarn from Dina's Home of Crafts in this round up as we just think it's a lovely idea, and even though you buy the boxes monthly, new ones are released each month for regular surprises. As a one-off purchase, they'll suit those reading who have a limited budget and can't commit to a monthly cost.
Choose between basic, advanced or luxury options, with 4-ply and DK variations available for each tier. You'll receive skeins of yarn and a stitch marker in the basics box, plus additional knitting or crochet accessories and a gift with the next step options. Just leave a note when you order to let them know if you're a a crocheter or knitter. Price includes UK shipping.
Best crochet subscription box
Build a blanket – lucky dip skeins club
- Ruffles Crochet Crafts (Etsy, £7.50 per box)
- Best for: flexibility – you can buy individual boxes ad hoc
This month-by-month blanket builder club really appeals to us – each month you get a random pair of 20g Skeins of yarn on a lucky dip rotation – so no two blankets by club members will be the same. Choose between DK 100% Merino Superwash Wool or Sock yarn. These yarn building boxes will appeal to both knitters and crocheters - use them to create your blanket with your favourite technique to make your own beautiful, colourful blanket with Ruffles Hand Dyed Yarns.
The Little Box of Crochet
- The Little Box of Crochet, £37.90 per box
- Best for beginners who want a complete project kit through the door
The Little Box of Crochet is a craft subscription box that's packed with everything you need to make their exclusive projects. Every box will feature an exclusive project by some of the best designers around the world and come with "how-to" photos to help you start making.
TOFT Bird Club Crochet Subscription
- TOFT, £30 per quarter
- Best for amigurumi fans
TOFT offer a range of fun craft subscription boxes, starting from £14.99 per box, but their most popular craft subscription box is the infamous Ed’s Animal Club, which gives you everything you need to make an adorable array of birds. Their subscription will last 12 months and guarantees you 7 surprise deliveries throughout the year. You'll get an exclusive crochet amigurumi pattern to create a standard size Edward’s Menagerie animal, along with an additional story postcard. Don’t forget the check out #edsanimalsclub to see all the past animals and what your fellow crocheters think of the box.
They also have this adorable enamel pin subscription club too (just sayin'...)
Best paper craft subscription box
The Calligraphy Box
- uOpen (£19.08 per box)
- Best for: Calligraphy fans or those who want to learn
Calligraphy is enjoying a huge resurgence at the moment, and if you've always been curious to learn more about this soothing craft, a monthly subscription to The Calligraphy Box is well worth the investment. You'll get to learn and try a range of new calligraphy skills with fresh lessons and materials, suitable for right and left handed writers, each month. It's a great way to stock up on your essential kit as you'll gather pen holders, inks, nibs and practise sheets, with lessons to teach you a mix of modern, Copperplate and Spencerian calligraphy styles.
- uOpen (£24.99 per box)
- Best for: Papercraft addicts
Build up your papercraft stash with a monthly curated collection of papercraft goodies including dies, stamps, papers, embellishments, collectables and exclusive designs and projects worth over £60. Each box also comes with a 36-page booklet to help you make the most of each box.
Best sewing subscription box
Felix Loves Fabric subscription box
- Etsy (£22 per box)
- Best for: stash lovers
If, like us, the thought of receiving four modern fabric fat quarters in the post each month makes your heart hop, then good news – we've got the craft box for you. These beautiful fabric subscription boxes are also especially handy if you find trying to pick a fabric in the haberdashery all a bit overwhelming. Offering fresh, bright fabrics, each 100% quilting weight cotton and wrapped in tissue paper and ribbon, the monthly picks vary in theme but you can see examples of previous packs in their Etsy shop to get a feel for whether they're your cup of tea before you sign up.
Skimming Stones subscription box
- Skimming Stones, £26.95 per box
- Best for original fabrics
Launched by fabric designer Laura Tulloch last year, this Aberdeenshire-based sewing subscription box comes with a unique fabric that's been designed in-house, and everything you need to make a project, including step by step instructions. This box is so lovely it is topping our team's birthday wish lists this year.
Sew Darn Sweet Boxes
- Sew Darn Sweet, £13 per box
- Best for haberdashery fans
Oakapple Haberdashery's Sew Darn Sweet craft subscription box is the box for passionate sewists. Every box contains four beautiful fat quarters (measuring ¼ metre, each piece 50 x 55cm), as well as haberdashery bits and bobs such as binding, ribbons or buttons. Every box has a new theme and comes with project suggestions for those of you who need a boost of creativity.
Grow and Sew– Sewing Subscription Boxes
- Grow & Sew, from £24.95 a month
- Best for sewing for babies
This sweet sewing box makes a lovely gift for a friend, family member or colleague. It contains everything you need to sew something for a new baby – it could be an accessory, a piece of clothing or a decoration for the nursery.
Box of Delights
- The Bramble Patch, £24.50 a month
- Best for quilters
Box of Delights subscription service delivers quality patchwork fabric and pattern surprises every month in one handy box. Curated by the Bramble Babes, the fabric inside may be pre-cuts, fat quarters, fat eighth bundles, or something else but you will always get one from those three categories. It's the ultimate craft subscription box for seasoned or new quilters.
My Craftine Box
- Craftine Box, £33.90 per box
- Best for making your own clothes
Every two months My Craftine Box select fabrics, trims and surprise extras for their subscription boxes. This is the ideal box for those of you inspired by The Great British Sewing Bee and you can trial a box out with a one month subscription. If you're a fan then why not pay for the year and receive six projects complete with patterns and everything you need to make them.
Best needlecraft subscription boxes
Monthly thread subscription box
- Le Fil Atelie (£35.54 Etsy)
- Best for: thread lovers
If you're a stitcher or embroiderer with an appreciation of the joy of threads, then you know how exciting the prospect of receiving a beautiful pack of embroidery threads in the post each month truly is. With four subscription options to choose from, each involves you receiving a pack of 10 hand dyed threads from the Fil Atalie range but for different periods of time (monthly to annual) – ready to stitch or collect. Over 12 months you'll build a collection of 120 threads, lovingly produced in France. This makes a lovely gift idea for stitchy friends and family members too.
Craftpod Embroidery Subscription Boxes
- Craftpod, £25 for one box
- Best for: embroiderers
Craftpod is the craft subscription box for any nature-lovers out there. Each season they release a new box with contains everything you need to complete seasonal stitching projects as well as a few extra treats. To try out Craftpod you can buy a single box for £25 and if you decide it's the box for you then buy a yearly subscription (consisting of four boxes delivered to your door) for £92. Check out our Craftpod subscriptions box review for the boxes pros, cons and details.
The Geeky Stitching Club
- The Geeky Stitching Club, £14.99 per month
- Best for: Cross stitchers
The Geeky Stitching Club's monthly subscription box is the ideal gift for cross stitch lovers. Every box comes with one full cross stitch kit, two bonus patterns, extra material, fancy trim and even some sweet treats! Summer themes include ice-cream, butterflies and beaches. You'll also get loads of extras like access to VIP areas on the site, discounted charts and stitchy points.
Fuzzy Sculptures Monthly Craft Subscription Box
- uOpen (£17 per box)
- Best for: Cute craft fans
Make your very own fluffy, fuzzy animal sculptures with this fun-packed monthly needle felting box. If you haven't tried it yet, needle felting really is one of the most therapeutic crafts you can discover. Each month you'll get a craft box filled with materials and step-by-step guides – suitable for everyone from beginners to needle felting pros.
Little Blue Artworks needle felting Craft Subscription Box
- Etsy, £20 per month
- Best for: Needle felting
If you're looking for a zero waste and plastic free art or craft subscription box, Little Blue Artworks offering is full of fun and fluffy goodness! Learn to needle felt a cute mystery project each month, with an online tutorial, wool and all the accessories you need to make your needle felted cutie. Previous projects have included a Tomte gnome, super cute yak, a black cat and Autumn wreath. Choose a three month subscription to receive3 needles & a pad with your first box, or if you opt for a shorter test subscription, check the details on the Etsy listing to see what you get with the 1 month option. This is the only needle felting subscription box we've come across and we tested it out in our Little Blue Artworks subscription box review– let us know if you've found other good ones and we'll add them to this round-up! Make sure you also check out our best needle felting kits for beginners for more kits.
Best art subscription boxes
• Artful, £35 per box, quarterly
Artful is a quarterly art subscription box for your inner artist.Each box comes with a selection of premium tools and unique projects so you can put them to the test. For a personal touch we love, each box works closely with an established artist who hand-picks the contents for you. It come with a 3-month subscription to Skillshare, allowing you to grow your talents with the support from established artists.
Scrawlr Box Monthly Art Challenge
Scrawlr Box, £15 per month
Get handpicked creative tools with Scrawlr's art subscription box. This box will transform your art and design stash by combining a regular dose of high quality art supplies with inspiration and community challenges. Every month Scrawlr will give you a word or phrase and you're tasked with creating something within the theme, using only the supplies in the box! You can then share your creations with the ScrawlrCommunity using the hashtag #ScrawlrChallenge. We love this idea and the range of artwork that makers share under the hashtag is inspiring in itself. We tested out the Scrawlr Box and loved it! Read all our thoughts and feeling on the subscription service in our ScrawlrBox art subscription box review.
Best kids craft subscription boxes
Mindful Craft Subscription Box
- Not on the High Street, £64.97 for 3 months
- Best for: mindful making
Here at Gathered we're firm believers that making has benefits for the wellbeing of both children and adults, so we love the idea of these mindful craft boxes for kids. Each one is filled with activities inspired by art therapy, yoga and mindfulness, with activities designed to support a positive mindset and master new skills.
Sock Creature Craft Kits
- Not on the High Street £29.99 for 3 months
- Best for: easy to make
The Sock Creature Craft Kit will be delivered to your door each month with a different sock creature waiting for your little ones to make. Children under 12 will need your help to complete the projects making it a lovely bonding project for crafty parents and kids.
Makerly Crafts Modern Craft Kits
- Makerly Crafts, £16 per box
Best for: teenagers. Makerly Crafts have created a subscription box that’s perfect for teens and adults. Every box comes filled with all the necessary instructions, pattern pieces, materials they need to complete a super creative and crafty project. From jewellery and candle making to crochet and Hama beads, there’s going to be something in every box to keep them entertained.
- Kiwico Inc, £16.48-£24.74 monthly
Kiwico’s craft subscription boxes are great for kids of all ages. Kiwico allows you to choose between different boxes depending on your child’s age or interest. Pick from science, art, geography, engineering or simply play and you’ll get a box delivered to your door that contains some thought-provoking and imaginative projects. These boxes are all about teaching kids through craft and will keep them entertained for hours.
We hope you've found a new craft subscription box to fall in love with! For more at home craft kits check out our rug making kits for beginners and our punch needle kits which come with everything you need to create your own masterpieces. Share your favourite makes with us on Instagram using #gatheredmakers.
Zoe is Senior Editor of Gathered.how, with over a decade of craft publishing experience under her belt. She's a quilter and sewist who works with the UK’s best-selling craft magazines including Today’s Quilter, Love Patchwork & Quilting, Simply Sewing and The World of Cross Stitching. Zoe loves being immersed in Gathered’s quilting content, tweaking our tutorials and publishing new patterns. Zoe has previously written for radiotimes.com, Simply Knitting and The World of Cross Stitching and was previously Deputy Editor of Papercraft inspirations magazine. She has guest-lectured at Bath Spa University. She’s a keen quilter with 5 projects in progress at any one time and another 12 or so planned.