I do enjoy the chance to craft and I also love the surprise offered by a subscription box. Not knowing what you’ll get, the fun of unwrapping it, then a little project to complete. So exciting. That is exactly what you get with Makerly.
When July’s box arrived on my doorstep just over a week ago I couldn’t wait to open it up and find out what was inside.
July’s Makerly Craft Box contains a Punch Needle kit, a craft I had never tried before and I do love finding something new to try. All with a tropical fruits and very summery theme, perfect for this hot weather.
Inside the box was:
- Several Skeins of EMbroidery Thread
- Needle Punch Tool
- Jewelry fixings
- Pineapple Buttons
All beautifully wrapped with bright confetti to just add to the excitement.
The main craft is to create a summer fruit using the needle punch technique and display in the hoop. But they sent enough to that and more, the instruction booklet has ideas for cute mini plush’s and earrings, hence the extra stuffing and jewelry fixings, all the coloured threads and nice large cut of fabric.
The pineapples buttons are purely a cute ‘just because’ added extra and they couldn’t have picked a better extra for me, I adore buttons! I’ve got tins and jars and tubs filled with all different sorts, so these will fit right in.
Having never tried needle punching before I choose to make the Watermelon, it looked like the simplest pattern to follow and it was. Not that it’s actually hard to do, not at all as it turns out, but the Watermelon was the perfect project to start with and get used to the technique. Within two hours, whilst watching a bit of TV, I had created my first punch needle project. A lovely embroidery hoop Watermelon. I’m actually very pleased with the finished project.
Punch Needling is easy, fast and very satisfying. The instructions in my Makerly Craft Box were spot on, really clear and easy to follow with useful pictures too. The best bit is, now I’ve got everything I need to do this again, and considering how quickly you can finish a little project I shall definitely be doing it again.
I loved my July Subscription Box from Makerly, I learnt a new craft, added some fab summer buttons to my stash and had the excuse for a relaxing evening crafting.
If you fancy subscribing to Makerly, and quite honestly if you love to craft why wouldn’t you, just pop over to their website where they have several gift and personal subscription offers starting at £13.33 a month. A bargain considering everything you get!
Disclosure – I was gifted my box in return for an honest review, all opinions, thoughts and images are my own.