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 November’s box arrived I got stuck straight in, it was a needle felting project. Something I had been wanting to try for ages, plus it was all festive, so that made me happier still. I literally got straight on with it and dedicated my evening to creating my little felt wonder.
November’s Makerly Craft Box contains a Robin Needle Felting kit. It’s cute, it’s soft, it’s festive. The perfect way to spend dark winter evenings and incredibly therapeutic.
Inside the box was:
- Felting Tool
- Three Felting Needles
- Natural Wool in three colours
- Brown Felt
- Polystyrene Balls
You do not need any other equipment for this project, nothing, you can just get right on with it and it’s so easy to pick up.
I had a little read of the instructions and a little practise on the spare polystyrene ball that had been provided, then I just got straight on with it. You literally just stab through the wool, into the polystyrene, with your needle over and over again. That’s all.
It is a particularly satisfying craft. So easy, with such immediate and professional looking results. The felting needle is textured and the stabbing action bonds the wool fibres together, turning them into felt. This is how you add new colours, attach different parts together, even how you attach the wire legs.
Making the beak and wire legs is a bit like jewelry making, I have always enjoyed intricate wirework, so this was fun for me, but the instructions made it easy.
The instructions are brilliant, as always, and now I have all the tools to do it again and lots of spare wool. Next time I’m at a craft shop I’ll be buying some more black wire and little polystyrene balls as I reckon I have enough wool for at least three more robins, at least! Our Robin is called Buntin and so charming, I would say I’ll make more as gifts, but I just think Buntin needs some friends in his little tree.
I loved my November Subscription Box from Makerly, I’ve created another decoration for Christmas and have added some new tools to my craft room.
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!
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Disclosure – I was gifted my box in return for an honest review, all opinions, thoughts and images are my own.