We are all spending too much time in front of our screens these days, whether hunched over a laptop, binging Netflix, or scrolling through social media on a smartphone.
A 2019 study found that UK adults spend an average of 3 hours and 23 minutes on screens every day. Too much screen time is detrimental to our health in many ways, from its negative impacts on eyesight to eroding our mental health.
Instead, why not use your spare time unleashing your creative side? Benefits of getting crafty include boosting brain activity and reducing stress, not to mention that you can make fabulous items to decorate your home or for unique gifts.
Monthly craft boxes deliver this creativity directly to your door, with all the materials, tools, instructions, and inspiration you need!
Here’s our recommendations to help you find the best craft subscription box in the UK for you.
Best Craft Subscription Boxes in the UK
At Betterly, we believe in rewarding “me time” offline. That’s why we’ve put together a range of carefully curated monthly craft boxes to help you to spend your spare time in a creative and productive way, from journaling to painting.
Paint and Color
Are you looking for a UK craft box to help you to discover your inner artist?
Don’t be intimidated into thinking that painting is only for experts.
Our Paint and Color series will introduce you to the joys of working with chalk paint, a popular art form that creates unique and beautiful effects.
This style of painting is easy to do, can be used for a range of creative projects, and is particularly suited to home décor. This will allow you to tap into the right side of your brain while making fun and beautiful projects from decorative boxes to wall hangings.
Each craft box in the Paint and Color series contains two items to personalise with your own set of bespoke chalk paints, so you’ll soon fill your house with stunning objects. You’ll also receive high-quality brushes, paints, tools, and all the guidance you’ll need to embrace colour and creativity.
Paper craft is one of the easiest crafts to do, so is a great place to start for beginners. It is also one of the most versatile. There is so much more to this art form than just paper cranes and the like: you’ll be stunned by the incredible range of things you can make from paper, from beautiful decorations to decoupage home décor items.
Betterly’s Paper Craft series is one of our most popular craft boxes. Each box is packed with templates, patterns, and carefully created step-by-step instructions to turn you into a true paper artist. You’ll also find stunning high-quality paper and all the tools you need to make projects such as on-trend paper vases and golden butterflies to decorate your walls and brighten up any space.
Paper craft is also low-mess and suitable for crafters of all ages. Why not subscribe to the Paper Craft series and set yourself up for hours of fun as you develop your creative skills?
Getting creative doesn’t necessarily mean picking up a paint brush or a pair of scissors. Journaling is a particular form of diary keeping where you record your thoughts, feelings, and goals in a creative way. Putting your thoughts to paper is the perfect way to reflect, tune in to your emotions, and be in the moment.
Journaling is also one of the best things you can do to promote mindfulness. Mindfulness has become popular in recent years and for good reason: numerous studies have shown it can help to manage stress and reduce anxiety.
Betterly’s carefully curated Journaling series is designed to help you order your thoughts, feelings, and goals in order to make sense of them all. The monthly boxes will guide you on your journey, whether you’re just starting out or want help focusing on goals.
You’ll receive a set of notebooks, exclusive stationery, and a selection of fun accessories to make your journaling even more creative. There are also four personalised diaries and a guide book written by an expert life coach to guide you in self-discovery, goal setting, and ultimately embracing mindfulness.
With our Scented Memories monthly craft box you can turn your home into a relaxing, welcoming, and invigorating space with unique and delicious scents. These boxes will take you on a journey through amazing scents and the memories that accompany them, from stimulating lemon to soothing lavender.
More importantly, you’ll learn how to create the perfect mix of fragrances to make your space unique. You’ll discover how to train your nose with monthly booklets that unlock the secrets of scents, and 12 projects that allow you to create the perfect aromas for your home.
This series will allow you to create your own custom mix of perfumes to tap into your senses, soothe your soul, and relish every moment.
This monthly craft box combines creativity with science, letting you follow in the footsteps of one of history’s most important inventors, Leonardo da Vinci.
The Leo3 series allows you to set up your own da Vinci-style workshop, and build your own lion that moves on its own four paws using a single gear mechanism.
In each of the nine boxes, you receive a new sheet of laser-cut wood, along with booklets that will let you discover the lesser-known side of da Vinci. You’ll learn all about his creative genius while building this machine that combines ancient design with contemporary technology.
With the final box, you’ll have all the pieces you need to complete a kinetic structure that stands at 60 cm long and 45 cm tall. This is the perfect way to tap into your creative side, discover the wonders of science, or simply unwind with some me time.
Let Your Creative Juices Flow!
Many people would love to learn a new craft, but aren’t sure where to start. UK craft subscription boxes are the perfect way to learn new skills in an approachable manner, while receiving endless inspiration delivered right to your door.
If you’re looking for more amazing ways to spend time offline, check out our full Me Time range for more series.