Ann Williams Monthly Craft Box is a subscription box that offers unique craft kits for both children and adults.
They offer four different boxes/plans that are designed to suit 6 to 8 year olds, 9 to 12 year olds, teens, and adults. Each box will feature a different craft (or two!) and will include quality materials, detailed step-by-step instructions, as well as access to online video tutorials. All boxes are guaranteed to have a retail value of $30-50 every month.
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.
Subscriptions are $24.95/month or less with multi-month commitments. Shipping is free within the US. — For a limited time, you can save 30% on your first month with coupon code “OMGSURPRISE“!
Let’s see what’s in my December 2016 Ann Williams Monthly Craft Box!
Everything was shipped in a plain brown box with “OMG it’s here!” stamped on top. 🙂
A peek inside!
A welcome note was included which encouraged me to share my finished project on their social networks listed at the end.
My craft for the month was a Craft Crush Yarn Tree! The kit retails for $29.99 on their site and is designed for ages 13+. The completed tree can be used to hold jewelry, bracelets, or simply as a decorative piece.
Shown above are the full contents of the kit.
A 20” wire tree was to serve as, well, the tree. 😉
To wrap the tree, you’d be using five skeins of white acrylic yarn (73 yards total).
Once fully wrapped, you had the option of adding pops of color to your tree using the embroidery thread provided.
An instruction manual detailed each step, along with helpful full-color photos. To be honest, I found them to be a wee bit intimidating. There was a lot of measuring and special knotting & it was kind of overwhelming for a non-crafty person such as myself. 🙁 I also got the feeling that it would be a very time-consuming project, so I did something naughty — I tossed the instructions aside and totally winged it. 😉
I didn’t take any photos of the actual process because as predicted, it was QUITE time-consuming.
After ditching the instructions, I grabbed the yarn and starting at the base of the tree I began wrappin’.
I wrapped and wrapped and wrapped some more.
When the length of one skein of yarn would run out, I’d simply tie it to the next skein and go right on wrappin’.
Although I kinda did my own thing (and was probably supposed to cover those plastic parts too), I was still pretty happy with how my lil’ tree turned out. I decided to forgo the colored thread for now and use the piece as a “holiday tree”, decorating it with festive adornments for all of the holidays throughout the year. I’m already brainstorming what kind of tiny treasures I can hang on it for Valentine’s Day. 🙂
Overall, despite my rule-breaking, I was pleased with my project from Ann Williams Monthly Craft Box. It definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone and was honestly a bit tedious at times, but the final product turned out pretty neat. Well, for a non-crafter anyway. 😉 — Remember, for a limited time you can save 30% on your first month with coupon code “OMGSURPRISE“!