Stuck in quarantine? Crafting subscription boxes are a great way to stay busy, learn new skills and make something to be really proud of. The careful, repetitive motions of crafts like knitting, weaving and painting are a popular way to ease anxiety, keep your mind busy and work towards goals; in fact, many mental health experts recommend picking up a craft during stressful times.
We’ve rounded up 1o of the best UK craft boxes, covering everything from concrete pouring to cross-stitch, to help you get stuck in and discover your new favourite hobby.
Cosy Craft Club
Cosy Craft Club helps you discover your new favourite craft every month. Every box is suitable for absolute beginners, but offers more than just a quick make: designed with love by talented craftspeople, you’ll get an immersive experience of a new craft. Past boxes have covered weaving, concrete pouring, basket making, needle felting and copperplate calligraphy and are available to purchase separately.
Cosy Craft Club costs £22 per month with free UK delivery.
Craftiosity makes it easy to try new things and get inspired—even if you don’t feel like a crafty person. Previous kits feature lots of decor items with a shabby chic vibe, including copper embossed boxes, wirework key holders, macrame plant hangers and hand-bound books. Every project comes with step-by-step photo instructions and a video showing the entire process, so it’s like being in a class.
A Craftiosity subscription costs £24.95 per month with free UK delivery.
Makerly sends you everything you need to make playful, modern crafts from home. This box isn’t afraid to play with colour and pattern; past kits have included sequinned iron-on patches, cupcake shaped candles and quilled paper sugar skull art. It’s a particularly good one for teens and new crafters as projects are short and sweet with tonnes of impact.
Makerly subscriptions cost £15 per month with free UK delivery and discounted rates when you purchase three or six months at a time.
Love card making or scrapbooking? The Papercraft Society crafting subscription box is dedicated to paper crafting and comes chock-full of stamps, ink, paper, embossing materials, embellishments and more. Run by CraftStash, the UK’s favourite source for craft supplies and inspiration, you can rest assured that every part of your box is high quality and put together by passionate paper crafters.
Papercraft Society subscriptions start from £18.74 per month with free UK delivery.
Yarn for the Soul
Knitters and crocheters love Yarn for the Soul for their hand-dyed, delightfully squishy skeins of yarn. During quarantine, they’ve put together a special Isolation Without Isolation box, which includes yarn or fibre of your choice, a hot drink, a pattern and an optional extra project bag; every week you’ll be invited to a live coffee morning with other crafters on Facebook. Yarn for the Soul actually offers a variety of Yarn Clubs for all budgets and tastes, including a super affordable £4.50 mini-skein subscription.
The Yarn For The Soul Isolation Without Isolation box starts from £30 with free UK postage.
Knit in a Box
Knit in a Box sets you up with all the yarn, findings and treats you need to make a garment in a month; choose from women’s, children’s or babies’ projects. This box is a really affordable way to dip your toes into garment knitting or try new styles and most boxes are suitable for beginner or intermediate knitters.
Knit in a Box subscriptions cost £29.99 per month plus £1.99 UK delivery.
Craft Box Club
Craft Box Club puts a more sustainable bent on crafting subscription boxes: every box you’ll receive is plastic-free and you can return used equipment for £5 off your next box. Past months have included beeswax wrap (a greener alternative to clingfilm), artisan salt dough and bio glitter baubles.
Subscriptions are £22 per month including free UK delivery, going down to £17.50 when you commit to six months.
Designed for artists, ScrawlrBox is jam-packed full of mystery premium art supplies, paper, prints, challenges and treats. Each month is themed, often exploring different media like pastels, markers and paints; past boxes are available for purchase. On top of all that, every box plants a tree through Trees for the Future.
ScrawlrBox costs £15 per month with free UK delivery.
Sew Darn Sweet
Sew Darn Sweet sends you themed fabric fat quarters, haberdashery goodies and a project idea every month—perfect for sewists looking for inspiration or perhaps quilters looking to build their stash. Past themes have included the seaside, woodland creatures, bees and pets.
Sew Darn Sweet subscriptions cost £12.99 per month with free UK delivery. Discounted three-month, six-month and 12-month subscriptions are available.
Mood by Innocent Bones
Last but not least, Mood by Innocent Bones is a beautifully curated box full of stationery, crafting supplies and lifestyle items to help you get in the mood for creativity. These beautiful kits include an optional cross-stitch project and include goodies like washi tape, scented candles, notebooks and homeware. This box is bi-monthly but worth the wait.
Mood subscriptions cost £21.99 with UK delivery; add £3 for the monthly cross stitch kit.