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The Top Ten Reasons to Subscribe to the Adults & Crafts Crate

The Adults & Crafts Crate is a monthly craft subscription box that sends all the materials, accessories, tools, and instructions needed for a trendy and engaging craft project. When people ask us "why should I subscribe?" or "this sounds cool, tell me more?", it's difficult to know where to start!

So here is our attempt to get the top ten reasons to subscribe to the Adults & Crafts Crate down on "paper".  Let's give this a try... 

1. It's Crafting at it's Most Convenient

This is the main reason we started Adults & Crafts, to make crafting as convenient as possible. We had hundreds of DIY craft Pinterest pins that we wanted to do, but when push came to shove, the tasks of picking a project to actually d, figuring out how to make it, and going around to buy all the materials for it made the endeavor a bit too daunting. 

Co-Founder, Marianna, had had enough! She thought "why can't crafting be as easy as ordering a pizza?!", and thus Adults & Crafts was born.

Every Adults & Crafts DIY Craft Kit comes with everything you need to create a trendy and engaging project. That means every month of the Adults & Crafts Kit comes with the necessary materials, tools, accessories, and easy to follow instructions to get a fun project done! Our goal is to allow the customer to skip right to the fun part: crafting! We'll do all the heavy lifting.

2. A Totally Different Project Every Month

Our mission with the Adults & Crafts Crate is to offer a wide variety of craft projects. We do this for a few different reasons...

  • It introduces you to projects you may otherwise never have tried
  • You will be able to learn an arsenal of different craft skills
  • If you do end up loving a project, i.e. woodburning, you now have a "starter kit" for your new favorite hobby!

Projects vary from woodworking, clay, terrariums/floral, cement, wood burning, soap making, and almost everything in between!

3. Finished Products are Beautiful, Fun, and Functional.

We pride ourselves in picking projects that can either be displayed at home for you to show off to friends and family (making great talking pieces) or that can actually be used for a functional purpose.

Some artsy projects include wood burning, string art, terrariums, and wall art. Some functional projects include alcohol-ink dyed coasters, embossing card making, clockmaking, wine & cheese chalkboard serving tray, and soapmaking. The functional projects are especially nice because a lot of them are products you would otherwise probably spend more money on to buy from a retail shop.

4. It's Something to Look Forward to Each Month AND it Gives you that Good Ole' Sense of Accomplishment

There are a few different reasons why the subscription box industry has grown over 800% since 2014, but one of the main reasons is the surprise factor of opening a new box every month. It is like a mini Christmas morning every month!

Remembering that you have something to look forward to every month can really brighten your mood on those inevitable "off days". Then the really fun part comes after opening your box up and seeing what's inside.

Now it's time to get your craft on! The act of crafting can be a mini escape from the hustle of bustle of everyday life, it allows you to get lost in the craft and gives you a reason to get off your phone (except when you take that Instagram picture).

Once you're done, and you're (hopefully) proud of what you made, it's time to show off your craft, which gives us you "feel-good sense of accomplishment" emotion that turns that OK day, into a great day!

5. Be Careful, it's a "Gateway Craft"

As we mentioned earlier, you may just find your favorite new hobby via our monthly craft subscription, but that's not all.

Many of our customers have described crafting as "addictive" and now look for any reason to craft. This means they start to have crafty date nights, craft parties with their friends and family, and jump into their own crafting routine.

You never know until you try, but what we do know is more craftiness = more happiness.

6. It's More Engaging than Coloring and Painting, and you can Still Enjoy some Wine.

We aim to make our projects a bit more engaging than a coloring book or painting. That is nothing against coloring or painting as we love those activities as well, but we like to be well rounded with our crafts, a jack of all crafts per say! 

Adults & Crafts DIY craft projects act more as guidelines or outlines. We give you everything you need to get the project done, but with a degree of freedom that allows you to put your own unique touch on it. You can put as much effort into each kit as you want thus making it as straightforward or as intricate as your crafting heart desires. Some of the designs and ideas our customers come up with are truly mind-boggling!

7. Kits and Finished Products Make Great Gifts

As they say, giving is better than receiving, and giving a handmade, personalized creation is even better! Many of our of our monthly craft subscription projects are perfect for giving a meaningful, thoughtful gift. Or if you don't have enough time to create something yourself, you can just give the full craft kit. Who knows, you may even get a finished craft as a return gift! Does that count as re-gifting, we don't think so!

8. You Assemble a Collection of Useful and Fun Tools

If you were subscribed to the Adults & Crafts Crate over the past six months you would have acquired a wood burner, hammer, screwdriver, hot glue gun, embossing heat tool, rolling pin, paint brushes, paint tray, and many other useful tools.

We think of this as a special bonus for subscribing to the Adults & Crafts Crate. Our main focus is not to load you up with tools, but I guess that just happens anyways! 

9. It saves you Time, Money, and Frustration. 

THIS is the main reason we started Adults & Crafts. We wasted so much time figuring out how to make a project and running around to get materials. Then once we got home, we would either realize we bought the wrong stuff or messed up the project. Frustrating to say the least! So we decided it was much more efficient and effective if WE did the heavy lifting so YOU can skip right to the fun part: CRAFTING!

Also, it is our goal to send just enough of the materials for you to get the project done, but not so much that you have tons of unusable materials laying around. This also helps you avoid buying way more than you need at the store, thus saving you some hard earned cash.

10. After all, Crafting IS Cheaper than Therapy!

Crafting can be very therapeutic and can provide that sometimes necessary escape from a hectic day. Allowing yourself some time away from your phone and helping you forget some unfortunate event from earlier can do wonders for your mood. Especially when you are doing some fun, engaging crafting instead!

 

So there you have it, ten legit reasons to subscribe to the Adults & Crafts Crate! Follow this link to subscribe yourself or a loved one up!

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The Adults & Crafts Crate is a monthly craft subscription box that sends all the materials, accessories, tools, and instructions needed for a trendy and engaging craft project. When people ask us "why should I subscribe?" or "this sounds cool, tell me more?", it's difficult to know where to start!

So here is our attempt to get the top ten reasons to subscribe to the Adults & Crafts Crate down on "paper".  Let's give this a try... 

1. It's Crafting at it's Most Convenient

This is the main reason we started Adults & Crafts, to make crafting as convenient as possible. We had hundreds of DIY craft Pinterest pins that we wanted to do, but when push came to shove, the tasks of picking a project to actually d, figuring out how to make it, and going around to buy all the materials for it made the endeavor a bit too daunting. 

Co-Founder, Marianna, had had enough! She thought "why can't crafting be as easy as ordering a pizza?!", and thus Adults & Crafts was born.

Every Adults & Crafts DIY Craft Kit comes with everything you need to create a trendy and engaging project. That means every month of the Adults & Crafts Kit comes with the necessary materials, tools, accessories, and easy to follow instructions to get a fun project done! Our goal is to allow the customer to skip right to the fun part: crafting! We'll do all the heavy lifting.

2. A Totally Different Project Every Month

Our mission with the Adults & Crafts Crate is to offer a wide variety of craft projects. We do this for a few different reasons...

  • It introduces you to projects you may otherwise never have tried
  • You will be able to learn an arsenal of different craft skills
  • If you do end up loving a project, i.e. woodburning, you now have a "starter kit" for your new favorite hobby!

Projects vary from woodworking, clay, terrariums/floral, cement, wood burning, soap making, and almost everything in between!

3. Finished Products are Beautiful, Fun, and Functional.

We pride ourselves in picking projects that can either be displayed at home for you to show off to friends and family (making great talking pieces) or that can actually be used for a functional purpose.

Some artsy projects include wood burning, string art, terrariums, and wall art. Some functional projects include alcohol-ink dyed coasters, embossing card making, clockmaking, wine & cheese chalkboard serving tray, and soapmaking. The functional projects are especially nice because a lot of them are products you would otherwise probably spend more money on to buy from a retail shop.

4. It's Something to Look Forward to Each Month AND it Gives you that Good Ole' Sense of Accomplishment

There are a few different reasons why the subscription box industry has grown over 800% since 2014, but one of the main reasons is the surprise factor of opening a new box every month. It is like a mini Christmas morning every month!

Remembering that you have something to look forward to every month can really brighten your mood on those inevitable "off days". Then the really fun part comes after opening your box up and seeing what's inside.

Now it's time to get your craft on! The act of crafting can be a mini escape from the hustle of bustle of everyday life, it allows you to get lost in the craft and gives you a reason to get off your phone (except when you take that Instagram picture).

Once you're done, and you're (hopefully) proud of what you made, it's time to show off your craft, which gives us you "feel-good sense of accomplishment" emotion that turns that OK day, into a great day!

5. Be Careful, it's a "Gateway Craft"

As we mentioned earlier, you may just find your favorite new hobby via our monthly craft subscription, but that's not all.

Many of our customers have described crafting as "addictive" and now look for any reason to craft. This means they start to have crafty date nights, craft parties with their friends and family, and jump into their own crafting routine.

You never know until you try, but what we do know is more craftiness = more happiness.

6. It's More Engaging than Coloring and Painting, and you can Still Enjoy some Wine.

We aim to make our projects a bit more engaging than a coloring book or painting. That is nothing against coloring or painting as we love those activities as well, but we like to be well rounded with our crafts, a jack of all crafts per say! 

Adults & Crafts DIY craft projects act more as guidelines or outlines. We give you everything you need to get the project done, but with a degree of freedom that allows you to put your own unique touch on it. You can put as much effort into each kit as you want thus making it as straightforward or as intricate as your crafting heart desires. Some of the designs and ideas our customers come up with are truly mind-boggling!

7. Kits and Finished Products Make Great Gifts

As they say, giving is better than receiving, and giving a handmade, personalized creation is even better! Many of our of our monthly craft subscription projects are perfect for giving a meaningful, thoughtful gift. Or if you don't have enough time to create something yourself, you can just give the full craft kit. Who knows, you may even get a finished craft as a return gift! Does that count as re-gifting, we don't think so!

8. You Assemble a Collection of Useful and Fun Tools

If you were subscribed to the Adults & Crafts Crate over the past six months you would have acquired a wood burner, hammer, screwdriver, hot glue gun, embossing heat tool, rolling pin, paint brushes, paint tray, and many other useful tools.

We think of this as a special bonus for subscribing to the Adults & Crafts Crate. Our main focus is not to load you up with tools, but I guess that just happens anyways! 

9. It saves you Time, Money, and Frustration. 

THIS is the main reason we started Adults & Crafts. We wasted so much time figuring out how to make a project and running around to get materials. Then once we got home, we would either realize we bought the wrong stuff or messed up the project. Frustrating to say the least! So we decided it was much more efficient and effective if WE did the heavy lifting so YOU can skip right to the fun part: CRAFTING!

Also, it is our goal to send just enough of the materials for you to get the project done, but not so much that you have tons of unusable materials laying around. This also helps you avoid buying way more than you need at the store, thus saving you some hard earned cash.

10. After all, Crafting IS Cheaper than Therapy!

Crafting can be very therapeutic and can provide that sometimes necessary escape from a hectic day. Allowing yourself some time away from your phone and helping you forget some unfortunate event from earlier can do wonders for your mood. Especially when you are doing some fun, engaging crafting instead!

 

So there you have it, ten legit reasons to subscribe to the Adults & Crafts Crate! Follow this link to subscribe yourself or a loved one up!

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Crafting: The Perfect Activity For ANY Bachelorette Party!

Bachelorette parties are all about spending time with close friends and family, creating everlasting memories (we hope you remember), and having a ton of fun celebrating the woman of the hour! While we don't have any qualms about the traditional bachelorette party, we do however offer the perfect compliment to any type of bachelorette party: CRAFTING!

WARNING: Crafty Bachelorette Parties May Escalate Quickly!

Our Bachelorette Craft Party Pack is the ideal addition to any weekend itinerary for a few different reasons. Let's explore...

 

1) It's Hassle-Free - There's no doubt that a majority of people love crafting, but doing all of the prerequisite tasks (choosing crafts, figuring out how to make them, buying materials, etc) can be one major pain in the butt.  That's probably why crafting for a bachelorette party isn't very common.

 

With our Bachelorette Party Craft Party Pack, everything you need for a few different fun and engaging craft projects come directly to a location of your choice. No need to run around to the craft store, hobby shop, or hardware store, we do the heavy lifting for you! All you have to do is open up the boxes and get a few bottles of wine!

 

2) The Projects Are Really Fun - With our main craft party pack, each attendee will get the chance to do three different projects. We recommend making a homemade embossed card (with a sentimental note written inside of course) for the Bride, and then doing a couple of the other projects to take home as keepsakes. That way you'll have a couple other ways to remember the weekend by besides a few pictures that are not social media approved. 

 

The Homemade Embossing Card Making Kit comes with every party pack because there is truly no better way to express your love for someone than a homemade card WITH a special handwritten note on the inside. Plus if you haven't embossed anything yet, you're missing out!

Using a Heat Tool to Emboss is One of the Most Addictive Craft Techniques EVER

The other projects we offer in our Bachelorette Craft Party Pack include Wood Burning, String Art, Marbling, and Alcohol Ink Dyed Coasters (which may come in handy during the festivities). All of these projects have been very well received by our existing customers as individual craft kits, get a bunch of girls together doing them and the sky's the limit!

 String Art Projects From A You-Guessed-It, BUFFALO Bachelorette Party

3) It's Something A Little Different - Bachelorette Parties come in all shapes and sizes. Some can be fairly chill white enjoying each other's company and catching up, while others, well actually I don't think we need to talk about how some others get! The one thing that almost every Bachelorette Party has though is a variety of trinkets and party favors.

 

We have nothing against the sash, custom t-shirts, and perhaps a blow-up doll (OK, maybe we aren't the biggest fans of the blow-up dolls), but we feel this is the perfect place for crafting! Not only do you get to have a fun time making and creating, but the finished crafts immediately turn into cherished possessions. Plus, when you get a bunch of girls, some music, a few bottles of wine, and crafting all in one room, it is pretty much impossible not to have fun! It's just something a bit different and compared to some other Bachelorette activities, it's reasonable and wholesome!

 

4) Leave Eith Something You Love - Attendees can make cards and crafts for the future bride, and the future bride and reciprocate. Nothing says "I love you" or "thank you for coming" or "wow did that really just happen?" like a handmade craft that you can all take home. Plus it won't just one craft, it could be a variety of different crafts, all with their own unique story behind them, kinda like each attendee.

 

So there you have it. If you are looking for something different for the next bachelorette party you attend, look no further than a Bachelorette Craft Party Pack from Adults & Crafts!

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Bachelorette parties are all about spending time with close friends and family, creating everlasting memories (we hope you remember), and having a ton of fun celebrating the woman of the hour! While we don't have any qualms about the traditional bachelorette party, we do however offer the perfect compliment to any type of bachelorette party: CRAFTING!

WARNING: Crafty Bachelorette Parties May Escalate Quickly!

Our Bachelorette Craft Party Pack is the ideal addition to any weekend itinerary for a few different reasons. Let's explore...

 

1) It's Hassle-Free - There's no doubt that a majority of people love crafting, but doing all of the prerequisite tasks (choosing crafts, figuring out how to make them, buying materials, etc) can be one major pain in the butt.  That's probably why crafting for a bachelorette party isn't very common.

 

With our Bachelorette Party Craft Party Pack, everything you need for a few different fun and engaging craft projects come directly to a location of your choice. No need to run around to the craft store, hobby shop, or hardware store, we do the heavy lifting for you! All you have to do is open up the boxes and get a few bottles of wine!

 

2) The Projects Are Really Fun - With our main craft party pack, each attendee will get the chance to do three different projects. We recommend making a homemade embossed card (with a sentimental note written inside of course) for the Bride, and then doing a couple of the other projects to take home as keepsakes. That way you'll have a couple other ways to remember the weekend by besides a few pictures that are not social media approved. 

 

The Homemade Embossing Card Making Kit comes with every party pack because there is truly no better way to express your love for someone than a homemade card WITH a special handwritten note on the inside. Plus if you haven't embossed anything yet, you're missing out!

Using a Heat Tool to Emboss is One of the Most Addictive Craft Techniques EVER

The other projects we offer in our Bachelorette Craft Party Pack include Wood Burning, String Art, Marbling, and Alcohol Ink Dyed Coasters (which may come in handy during the festivities). All of these projects have been very well received by our existing customers as individual craft kits, get a bunch of girls together doing them and the sky's the limit!

 String Art Projects From A You-Guessed-It, BUFFALO Bachelorette Party

3) It's Something A Little Different - Bachelorette Parties come in all shapes and sizes. Some can be fairly chill white enjoying each other's company and catching up, while others, well actually I don't think we need to talk about how some others get! The one thing that almost every Bachelorette Party has though is a variety of trinkets and party favors.

 

We have nothing against the sash, custom t-shirts, and perhaps a blow-up doll (OK, maybe we aren't the biggest fans of the blow-up dolls), but we feel this is the perfect place for crafting! Not only do you get to have a fun time making and creating, but the finished crafts immediately turn into cherished possessions. Plus, when you get a bunch of girls, some music, a few bottles of wine, and crafting all in one room, it is pretty much impossible not to have fun! It's just something a bit different and compared to some other Bachelorette activities, it's reasonable and wholesome!

 

4) Leave Eith Something You Love - Attendees can make cards and crafts for the future bride, and the future bride and reciprocate. Nothing says "I love you" or "thank you for coming" or "wow did that really just happen?" like a handmade craft that you can all take home. Plus it won't just one craft, it could be a variety of different crafts, all with their own unique story behind them, kinda like each attendee.

 

So there you have it. If you are looking for something different for the next bachelorette party you attend, look no further than a Bachelorette Craft Party Pack from Adults & Crafts!

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Need A New Date Idea? Try Crafting!

You can only go to so many restaurants and see so many movies before the ole "dinner and a movie" date gets a bit old. And sure there are other fun ideas such as ice skating, hiking, or perhaps a shopping date, but the best date ever could be enjoyed right in the comfort of your own home!

That's right, we are talking about crafting! Date night crafting never existed in our minds until we started Adults & Crafts, and honestly, it wasn't until some of our customers told us they used our DIY craft kits as a date night activity that it really sunk in that crafting is a perfect date idea. In fact, it became so popular we added a Date Night DIY Craft Pack to our collection of craft kits.

Not only does crafting bring you and your loved one together under different circumstances than you are used to, but crafting has a way of bringing out some genuine conversation that otherwise may not come up over dinner. It does a great job of smoothing over any tensions or even rekindling a weakening relationship. Throw a bottle of wine in there and you never know where the night may lead, or what type of designs you come up with.

Not only does craft date night bring out some great conversation, but the process of crafting together can expose a creative or silly side of someone that may otherwise remain dormant. This is especially true for many guys who haven't dug deep into their creative reservoir since middle school art class. It is amazing what some people are capable of, they often surprise themselves!

The best part of a crafty date night is when the crafting is all complete for the night, you will each have multiple finished products you'll be able to keep and remember the night forever.

We have even seen craft date nights used for a first date idea, which (potentially) gives extra special sentimental value to those finished products!

Whether it's for a first date, a mother-daughter date, or a 25th anniversary, a date night that involves crafting is guaranteed to bring out the smiles. So if you are looking for a new date idea, look no further, crafting is your answer!

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You can only go to so many restaurants and see so many movies before the ole "dinner and a movie" date gets a bit old. And sure there are other fun ideas such as ice skating, hiking, or perhaps a shopping date, but the best date ever could be enjoyed right in the comfort of your own home!

That's right, we are talking about crafting! Date night crafting never existed in our minds until we started Adults & Crafts, and honestly, it wasn't until some of our customers told us they used our DIY craft kits as a date night activity that it really sunk in that crafting is a perfect date idea. In fact, it became so popular we added a Date Night DIY Craft Pack to our collection of craft kits.

Not only does crafting bring you and your loved one together under different circumstances than you are used to, but crafting has a way of bringing out some genuine conversation that otherwise may not come up over dinner. It does a great job of smoothing over any tensions or even rekindling a weakening relationship. Throw a bottle of wine in there and you never know where the night may lead, or what type of designs you come up with.

Not only does craft date night bring out some great conversation, but the process of crafting together can expose a creative or silly side of someone that may otherwise remain dormant. This is especially true for many guys who haven't dug deep into their creative reservoir since middle school art class. It is amazing what some people are capable of, they often surprise themselves!

The best part of a crafty date night is when the crafting is all complete for the night, you will each have multiple finished products you'll be able to keep and remember the night forever.

We have even seen craft date nights used for a first date idea, which (potentially) gives extra special sentimental value to those finished products!

Whether it's for a first date, a mother-daughter date, or a 25th anniversary, a date night that involves crafting is guaranteed to bring out the smiles. So if you are looking for a new date idea, look no further, crafting is your answer!

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The Adults & Crafts Crate - The Everlasting Feel-Good Gift!

Satisfied, pleasantly surprised, intrigued, imaginative, actively engaged, feeling accomplished, and pretty damn proud. What do all these feelings have in common? I'm sure a physiologist could give us a scientific common denominator, but for us, these are all terms that have been used to describe different stages of giving, receiving, doing, and showing off a project from the Adults & Crafts Crate subscription box.

 

First, let’s get the basics down. The Adults & Crafts Crate (ACC) is a monthly DIY craft subscription box that sends all the necessary materials, tools, and instructions for a trendy and engaging craft project. The goal of the ACC is to make it as easy and convenient as possible for anyone who has an interest in crafting to be able to jump into a crafting routine.

 

So let’s connect all those wonderful emotions we started this post with one by one to the Adults & Crafts Crate…

 

Satisfied: We have all heard the old homage “giving is better than receiving” and in our opinion that couldn’t be more true, especially when gifting the ACC. Every year, people are looking for a unique gift or something for that person who seemingly has everything. Well the ACC is the solution to those dilemmas.

 

While there might be a little confusion when the recipient first opens the ACC since they most likely have never seen anything like it, after they complete their first project, there is a high probability they will love it! They will then proceed to tell you about it and show you their craft, and you’ll be feeling pretty darn satisfied as you can officially chalk that gift up in the in the win column!

 

Pleasantly Surprised: One of our favorite elements of the ACC is the that it comes every month! Not only that, but a completely different type of project comes every month. We see this as two different positives. 1) The recipient will be surprised their gift wasn’t just a one-off kit, but a continual package of joy every month (don’t worry, you can cancel anytime) which have them thinking about you throughout the whole year! It’s truly the gift that keeps giving. 2) Every month a surprise project will come making the unboxing process full of anticipation and suspense. Projects vary from woodworking to card making to marbling and everything in between!

 

Intrigued: Some of the craft projects will be more familiar to the recipient than others which we believe offers the perfect balance between perfecting your craft and learning a new one. For all those projects that are brand new, people get very intrigued with what they entail. That’s where our easy to follow instructions come in to help the customer learn and practice their craft before completing their final craft projects.

 

Imaginative: It may take a second for the recipient to wrap their head around the project, but after a good read through the instructions and perhaps a YouTube video or two, then it’s time to get the creative juices flowing! We aim to give a wide degree of freedom for each project by making sure they have everything they need to complete the project, but yet still a "blank canvas" to create! For those that need a bit more structure, they can always follow our instructions to a T and use our designs as inspiration.

 

Actively Engaged: As you can probably tell from the name of our business, we design our DIY craft kits for adults. While kids and teens can still do them, our goal is to get adult crafters of all types in a crafting routine. Our kits are not simple kits such as painting or coloring, but much more engaging such as wood burning, concrete work, and embossing. As we mentioned before, our goal is to send as wide of a variety of projects as possible allowing the recipient to become the jack of all crafts.

 

Our customers have described doing one of our craft kits as relaxing, zen-like, therapeutic and say it helps them take a break from the rest of what life throws at them. Getting so focused on a project can have a tangible effect on one’s emotions both while doing the project and after the complete it.

 

Feeling Accomplished: Checking something off from your to-do list feels pretty good right? Well take that feeling, mix in some creativity, multiply it by 10, and that's what it feels like when you finish a month of the Adults & Crafts Crate. Being able to show off your finished product, whether it's displaying it for all to see or using it around the house, feels pretty darn good! Better yet, giving craft project as a personalized gift brings the giving full circle and don't worry, it doesn’t qualify as a “re-gift”!

 

Pretty Damn Proud: One thing that is guaranteed to happen once people see your project is questions will be asked! And I can tell you from experience when they ask those questions about the project you worked hard on, you will feel pretty damn proud!

 

Thank you very much for reading about the feel-good Adults & Crafts Crate and if you are interested in subscribing you can do so here.

 

Stay Crafty My Friends!

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Satisfied, pleasantly surprised, intrigued, imaginative, actively engaged, feeling accomplished, and pretty damn proud. What do all these feelings have in common? I'm sure a physiologist could give us a scientific common denominator, but for us, these are all terms that have been used to describe different stages of giving, receiving, doing, and showing off a project from the Adults & Crafts Crate subscription box.

 

First, let’s get the basics down. The Adults & Crafts Crate (ACC) is a monthly DIY craft subscription box that sends all the necessary materials, tools, and instructions for a trendy and engaging craft project. The goal of the ACC is to make it as easy and convenient as possible for anyone who has an interest in crafting to be able to jump into a crafting routine.

 

So let’s connect all those wonderful emotions we started this post with one by one to the Adults & Crafts Crate…

 

Satisfied: We have all heard the old homage “giving is better than receiving” and in our opinion that couldn’t be more true, especially when gifting the ACC. Every year, people are looking for a unique gift or something for that person who seemingly has everything. Well the ACC is the solution to those dilemmas.

 

While there might be a little confusion when the recipient first opens the ACC since they most likely have never seen anything like it, after they complete their first project, there is a high probability they will love it! They will then proceed to tell you about it and show you their craft, and you’ll be feeling pretty darn satisfied as you can officially chalk that gift up in the in the win column!

 

Pleasantly Surprised: One of our favorite elements of the ACC is the that it comes every month! Not only that, but a completely different type of project comes every month. We see this as two different positives. 1) The recipient will be surprised their gift wasn’t just a one-off kit, but a continual package of joy every month (don’t worry, you can cancel anytime) which have them thinking about you throughout the whole year! It’s truly the gift that keeps giving. 2) Every month a surprise project will come making the unboxing process full of anticipation and suspense. Projects vary from woodworking to card making to marbling and everything in between!

 

Intrigued: Some of the craft projects will be more familiar to the recipient than others which we believe offers the perfect balance between perfecting your craft and learning a new one. For all those projects that are brand new, people get very intrigued with what they entail. That’s where our easy to follow instructions come in to help the customer learn and practice their craft before completing their final craft projects.

 

Imaginative: It may take a second for the recipient to wrap their head around the project, but after a good read through the instructions and perhaps a YouTube video or two, then it’s time to get the creative juices flowing! We aim to give a wide degree of freedom for each project by making sure they have everything they need to complete the project, but yet still a "blank canvas" to create! For those that need a bit more structure, they can always follow our instructions to a T and use our designs as inspiration.

 

Actively Engaged: As you can probably tell from the name of our business, we design our DIY craft kits for adults. While kids and teens can still do them, our goal is to get adult crafters of all types in a crafting routine. Our kits are not simple kits such as painting or coloring, but much more engaging such as wood burning, concrete work, and embossing. As we mentioned before, our goal is to send as wide of a variety of projects as possible allowing the recipient to become the jack of all crafts.

 

Our customers have described doing one of our craft kits as relaxing, zen-like, therapeutic and say it helps them take a break from the rest of what life throws at them. Getting so focused on a project can have a tangible effect on one’s emotions both while doing the project and after the complete it.

 

Feeling Accomplished: Checking something off from your to-do list feels pretty good right? Well take that feeling, mix in some creativity, multiply it by 10, and that's what it feels like when you finish a month of the Adults & Crafts Crate. Being able to show off your finished product, whether it's displaying it for all to see or using it around the house, feels pretty darn good! Better yet, giving craft project as a personalized gift brings the giving full circle and don't worry, it doesn’t qualify as a “re-gift”!

 

Pretty Damn Proud: One thing that is guaranteed to happen once people see your project is questions will be asked! And I can tell you from experience when they ask those questions about the project you worked hard on, you will feel pretty damn proud!

 

Thank you very much for reading about the feel-good Adults & Crafts Crate and if you are interested in subscribing you can do so here.

 

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Essential Products For The Ultimate Craft Room

We call it our sanctuary, the place we can escape from the hustle and bustle of life and be at peace! What makes it even better, we have everything we need in our craft room to ensure the best possible crafting experience. Here are the essential products we have in our craft room that make it the ideal place for us to get our craft on!

*Note: We may receive a small affiliate commission when your purchase products through the links below. If you do purchase something, thank you very much as this really helps us remain a sustainable business!*

Craft Room Tables

Let's start with possibly the most essential item you'll need in your craft toom: a surface to do your crafting on! Then let's make it just a bit better and add all the storage and drawers you'll ever need. The Artwork Counter Height Craft Table by South Shore is our favorite (an Amazon customer's favorite) craft table on the market. This functional table is perfect for crafting, has a ton of storage, and will look great in any room! Plus it is made with a material that is more resistant to scratches and stains, making it ideal for crafting.

For a table that is the ideal personal workstation that is highly adjustable, check out the Studio Designs Pro Craft Station. The top surface can be tilted from zero to 45 degrees, making it great for anything from painting to woodworking. It has drawers for storage and even a padded footrest for those extra engaging projects! 

A simple, but sweet and useful option is the Studio Designs Crafting and Cutting Table. This table can be folded up for easy storage. It can be used for your crafting activities, but also for storage and even if you are throwing a party. It is durable, functional, but also looks great!

Craft Room Chairs

Everyone has their own prefference when it comes to chairs, but we figured we would let you know what we use and love: the Essentials Mid Back Swivel Task Chair. Great for many reasons, but the reasons we love it are for the cooling back mesh, low price, comfortable, and mobility. If you're looking for a chair that is easy to move around, but comfortable for those long, FUN craft projects, this is the chair for you!

If you prefer a stool, then the Jack Richeson Three Legged Foldable Stool is ideal for comfort and also storability. After you are done creating your masterpiece, just fold it up and tuck it away to make some more space in your craft room. 

Craft Room Organization Products

Once your craft supply collection is rivaling Bob Vila's tool collection, you will sure need a place and system to organize it all. The good news is there are storage options of all shapes and sizes to suit yours needs. One of our favoriate options is a the rolling storage cart so you can easily move your supplies around. The rolling storage cart we have is the Honey-Can-Do Studio Organizer Cart. With tons of drawers and easy on the eye, being able to roll this to the corner of the room when we aren't crafting is crucial!

For some simple desk organization, we love the mDesigns Art Supplies Tote because its simple, has multiple storage sections, looks great, and you can pick it up and carry it.

For larger storage needs, we use the Seville Classics Steel Wire Shelving with Wheels. This unit is the best of both worlds as it is super sturdy, but still has wheels in case you need to move it around the room. Great for craft supplies and tools (i.e. not super heavy items), this steel unit system has 5 levels for multiple storage levels.

Quite possibly our favorite storage unit in our craft room is our Wall Control Pegboard, the ultimate space saver! We put all our tools and other craft items on the pegboard. It saves a ton of space, is safe, and makes everything we hang on it very accessible unlike trying to find something in a drawer or storage cabinet. We highly recommend installing on of these in your craft room or garage.

One more simple item to go on your wall for accessable easy organization is a magnetic strip for any metal tools you have such as knives and hammers. We have a three piece set from VonHaus and they work perfectly! 

Other Nice-To-Have Craft Room Items

For projects that may need a bit of time to dry, we love placing them in a magazine rack so they do not get paint and other colors all over the place. The Spectrum Diversifed Seville Rack is our choice!

While most of our finished crafts end up in other rooms of the house or outside, it is a good idea to keep some in the craft room. This helps with our inspiration and adds some crafty flair to the room. We have a couple different floating display mantles around the room, but our favorite is the Welland Classis Floating Shelf. Not only does it looks classy, but it can hold up up to 25lbs and is 48 inches long, so you can put a few of your projects on it!

A printer and scanner is essential for a variety of different craft projects. You may need to print out some designs or even some pictures for a photo transfer project. The printer we use and love is the HP Envy Photo 8755 All-In-One.

Cutting is essential for a variety of the projects and the quality of your cut will make a big difference on the overall look. For crisp and precise cuts, it's best to use a paper cutter. We use the Fiskars Paper Trimmer which works great and comes in at a low price as well.

OK so there you have it! Add these items to your craft room and you will be in craft heaven. Check back soon as we will be posting an article soon about all the wonderful craft products and tools we use as well!

Stay Crafty My Friends!

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We call it our sanctuary, the place we can escape from the hustle and bustle of life and be at peace! What makes it even better, we have everything we need in our craft room to ensure the best possible crafting experience. Here are the essential products we have in our craft room that make it the ideal place for us to get our craft on!

*Note: We may receive a small affiliate commission when your purchase products through the links below. If you do purchase something, thank you very much as this really helps us remain a sustainable business!*

Craft Room Tables

Let's start with possibly the most essential item you'll need in your craft toom: a surface to do your crafting on! Then let's make it just a bit better and add all the storage and drawers you'll ever need. The Artwork Counter Height Craft Table by South Shore is our favorite (an Amazon customer's favorite) craft table on the market. This functional table is perfect for crafting, has a ton of storage, and will look great in any room! Plus it is made with a material that is more resistant to scratches and stains, making it ideal for crafting.

For a table that is the ideal personal workstation that is highly adjustable, check out the Studio Designs Pro Craft Station. The top surface can be tilted from zero to 45 degrees, making it great for anything from painting to woodworking. It has drawers for storage and even a padded footrest for those extra engaging projects! 

A simple, but sweet and useful option is the Studio Designs Crafting and Cutting Table. This table can be folded up for easy storage. It can be used for your crafting activities, but also for storage and even if you are throwing a party. It is durable, functional, but also looks great!

Craft Room Chairs

Everyone has their own prefference when it comes to chairs, but we figured we would let you know what we use and love: the Essentials Mid Back Swivel Task Chair. Great for many reasons, but the reasons we love it are for the cooling back mesh, low price, comfortable, and mobility. If you're looking for a chair that is easy to move around, but comfortable for those long, FUN craft projects, this is the chair for you!

If you prefer a stool, then the Jack Richeson Three Legged Foldable Stool is ideal for comfort and also storability. After you are done creating your masterpiece, just fold it up and tuck it away to make some more space in your craft room. 

Craft Room Organization Products

Once your craft supply collection is rivaling Bob Vila's tool collection, you will sure need a place and system to organize it all. The good news is there are storage options of all shapes and sizes to suit yours needs. One of our favoriate options is a the rolling storage cart so you can easily move your supplies around. The rolling storage cart we have is the Honey-Can-Do Studio Organizer Cart. With tons of drawers and easy on the eye, being able to roll this to the corner of the room when we aren't crafting is crucial!

For some simple desk organization, we love the mDesigns Art Supplies Tote because its simple, has multiple storage sections, looks great, and you can pick it up and carry it.

For larger storage needs, we use the Seville Classics Steel Wire Shelving with Wheels. This unit is the best of both worlds as it is super sturdy, but still has wheels in case you need to move it around the room. Great for craft supplies and tools (i.e. not super heavy items), this steel unit system has 5 levels for multiple storage levels.

Quite possibly our favorite storage unit in our craft room is our Wall Control Pegboard, the ultimate space saver! We put all our tools and other craft items on the pegboard. It saves a ton of space, is safe, and makes everything we hang on it very accessible unlike trying to find something in a drawer or storage cabinet. We highly recommend installing on of these in your craft room or garage.

One more simple item to go on your wall for accessable easy organization is a magnetic strip for any metal tools you have such as knives and hammers. We have a three piece set from VonHaus and they work perfectly! 

Other Nice-To-Have Craft Room Items

For projects that may need a bit of time to dry, we love placing them in a magazine rack so they do not get paint and other colors all over the place. The Spectrum Diversifed Seville Rack is our choice!

While most of our finished crafts end up in other rooms of the house or outside, it is a good idea to keep some in the craft room. This helps with our inspiration and adds some crafty flair to the room. We have a couple different floating display mantles around the room, but our favorite is the Welland Classis Floating Shelf. Not only does it looks classy, but it can hold up up to 25lbs and is 48 inches long, so you can put a few of your projects on it!

A printer and scanner is essential for a variety of different craft projects. You may need to print out some designs or even some pictures for a photo transfer project. The printer we use and love is the HP Envy Photo 8755 All-In-One.

Cutting is essential for a variety of the projects and the quality of your cut will make a big difference on the overall look. For crisp and precise cuts, it's best to use a paper cutter. We use the Fiskars Paper Trimmer which works great and comes in at a low price as well.

OK so there you have it! Add these items to your craft room and you will be in craft heaven. Check back soon as we will be posting an article soon about all the wonderful craft products and tools we use as well!

Stay Crafty My Friends!

Read more