Stationery and Handmade Subscription Boxes

I have tried out lots of different subscription boxes over the last couple of years. They seemed to start out in the beauty industry, but now handmade, stationery and craft boxes are giving the beauty companies a run for their money. You can even get them for tea lovers these days and I love the idea of this Try The World food one.

I thought you guys would like to see the contents of my current stationery and handmade themed subscription boxes. Starting with the Kawaii Box for July.


When there are items which are not really for me, I will use them for gifts (although I keep ALL THE STICKERS). Love this macaron eraser to add to my collection.


The August Kawaii Box had a make your own candy kit, stationery and plushies.


I adore the macaron themed items of course. After conversion, this box actually works out about £10 including postage.


Next up is the Lucky Dip Club Subscription Box. This one is receiving a lot of press so I’m glad I signed up early from the very first box. The July theme was Pet Parade.


Tammy got a gift in this one! Each box contains a personalised item which Leona makes for almost 400 subscribers!


The August box was Ice Cream themed which I adored. You can buy individual items and past Lucky Dip Club boxes here.


The packaging is always so well thought out and I have to be so restrained to photograph items before I carefully unpack them.


I adore the personalised ice cream necklace and pins. The theme for the next box is Woodland I believe.


After much experimentation with sub boxes, I can honestly say that these two are my favourite so far. They just contain so much cute!

You can find more of my posts on subscription boxes here. I’d love to hear your recommendations in the comments below.



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Lucky Dip Club Box – Vintage Florals

I am a sucker for subscription boxes. Thanks to an Instagram pal, I recently discovered the newest one to the UK market; a handmade subscription box by the Lucky Dip Club.

Leona Thrift-ola puts her heart and soul into the boxes which go on sale between 1st-15th of the month. If you manage to snap up a box, you are guaranteed a DIY kit, a handmade jewellery item, fun stationery and accessories, and one personalised item each time.


The first box theme was Vintage Florals and boy did it deliver. It was a sunny yellow box decorated with so much pretty and kitsch I could hardly contain myself.



Yellow is fast becoming a new favourite colour of mine. Perhaps the Tour De France advertising in Cambridge is having an impact!


I’m not one to wear temporary tattoos, but these sure are sweet. I will definitely use the nail decals however and perhaps share the tatts with a friend or my niece.


The personalised wooden vintage floral brooch was my favourite item of the box.


Leona hand stitched all these lovely vintage floral pouches to hold the cutest cat pocket mirrors you ever did see.


The box included these super cute vintage picture magnets packaged in brown paper bags.


The DIY kit for this month was a roll of floral fabric tape and cocktail sticks to make your own mini floral washi flags….


…..and a little sample with instructions to show you how it’s done.


What I like about this box is that a) it fits through the letter box (no red card of doom!) and b) there are a number of subscription options available. That and the fact it is full of handmade delights as well as a little DIY too!

The next Lucky Dip Club box goes on sale very soon and you can find out more here. Tutti Frutti is the next theme. I am imagining jelly tot coloured items and candy love!



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Goodie Goodness Handmade Subscription Box

Today I’m excited to be sharing with you a fantastic new handmade subscription box. Following great success in the Netherlands, Goodie Goodness has now launched in the UK.

Goodie Goodness Handmade Subscription Box

What makes this box different? Goodie Goodness curate the box to introduce you to new artists, designers and small creative businesses. The monthly box includes 2-5 unique handmade products including a card introducing the makers and explaining the stories behind each item and designer.

What is included in the Goodie Goodness box is a surprise each month! I really like the idea of discovering new makers that I may not have found otherwise. Here is a peek into the August box.

Note – the box is slim and fits through a letter box, so no collecting from the post office!

Goodie Goodness Handmade Box

The bakers twine, cute tag and hand stamped box immediately communicates the handmade theme.

Goodie Goodness Subscription Box

Goodie Goodness Postcard

When you open the box you are greeted with pretty wrapping and a card introducing the designer for the month.

Goodie Goodness Box Card

Sian Elin is a small Wales-based online boutique selling interior products. Her story was included on the card and described each product included in the box.

Sian Elin Handmade

This card is hand drawn and printed on fantastic quality card. Perfect to send to one of my creative friends.

It's Always Time To Create Card

Two luxury cotton tea towels were included which are also hand drawn, sewn and printed in Wales. Sian tells us they are from a new collection influenced by Moorish and Islamic architecture.

The quality is high and they would make wonderful gifts. Something different which I may not have selected myself, but I really like the unusual patterns.

Sian Elin Printed Tea Towels

Sian included a card with a coupon code and giveaway information.

Goodie Goodness Business Cards

These cute polka dot paper straws were included as a little extra. You can never have too many paper straws!

Polka Dot Paper Straws

I adore the idea of a curated box as it allows you to discover new artisans and receive surprise items of fantastic quality. I am sure I’ll be revisiting Goodie Goodness site to buy another box for myself or a gift box for a friend.

Anything that embraces handmade is a win in my eyes and this is a unique kind of subscription box!

You can take a look at the contents of previous boxes here. Past artists include one of my favourite Etsy stores – Vivid Please.

The monthly subscription costs £14.99 (+ £5.00 shipping) or can alternatively be purchased as a one off box. Find out more on the Goodie Goodness website or contact them on Twitter or Facebook.



Disclosure: I was sent the Goodie Goodness Subscription Box to review. All opinions are my own.

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Crafty Creatives Box 12

Time for an update on my Crafty Creatives subscription box! I am a little behind on my makes, having only just finished Box 12.

Crafty Creatives Box 12 was The Treat Box. Full of sweet treat themed craft items, actual lollies for us to scoff and a scrummy biscuit recipe from Cat Dresser of Great British Bake Off fame. The lovely Pampered Sparrow blog has a round up of all the items in the box here.

To say I was excited about the fat quarter of French patisserie macaron print fabric was an understatement. I am a macaron obsessive and I knew it would be perfect for a neat little half apron.

Claireabellemakes Macaron Fabric Apron Crafty Creatives

Edged with mint coloured lace, I made the apron using this tutorial. Very simple to sew and I’m totally wearing it next time I make my Vanilla Macarons.

Claireabellemakes Macaron Fabric Half Apron Crafty Creatives

The ‘juicy beads’ were threaded onto elastic to make a bracelet for my friends little girl.

Juicy Bead Bracelet Crafty Creatives

Of course the M and Ms cabochons became hairslides…..

M and Ms Hairslides Crafty Creatives

…and the cake slice charms became necklaces good enough to eat!

Cake Slice Charm Necklace Crafty Creatives

Included was a cross stitch kit with a choice of designs in the sweets and treats theme. I sent mine to Sparkle Girl in a recent mail swap we did which involved sending our favourite chocolates.

Crafty Creatives Kit - Candy Cross stitch

Finally, I made some paper pinwheels with the pretty craft papers.

Paper Pin Wheel Crafty Creatives

Making a Paper pinwheel Crafty Creatives

I would love to see what you all made with your Box 12 goodies! Link below in the comments if you have blogged about it.

You can read all my previous posts on the Crafty Creative boxes here.



P.S. The winner of my Scrabble Brooch giveaway has been announced here!

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Crafty Creatives Box 11

As you may know, I am a big fan of craft subscription boxes and love the Crafty Creatives deliveries. The quality and volume of craft supplies included in the boxes is great value at £12.95 (including P&P).

The theme for Crafty Creatives Box 11 was Glamour! Timed with the release of the Great Gatsby film, it contained some beautiful beads and glamourous supplies.

Want to see what I made? The Crafty Creatives kit was for a beaded hair slide. I need to neaten the edges of mine, but it’s almost complete.

 Crafty Creatives Beaded Hairslide

The box included an ink pad and pretty lace stamp, so I made some custom printed tags.

Crafty Creatives Lace Print Tags

Not a great picture, but I decided to make a shamballa style bracelet with the stardust beads. This was gifted to a friend for her birthday.

Crafty Creatives Shamballa Bracelet

The sparkly swarovski crystal beads and earring supplies became these.

Crafty Creatives Swarovski Crystal Earrings

There were some silver plated rhinestone tear drop beads that also made it into a glamourous pair of earrings with silver beads.

Crafty Creatives Teardrop Earrings

This red rose cabochon was perfect for upcycling a phone case. See more pics here.

DIY Phone Case by Claireabellemakes

What do you think? I’ll be sharing my makes from the next box this week, so stay tuned!

You can read all my previous blog posts about Crafty Creatives here.