27 Craft Kits You’ll Actually Want To Use

27 Craft Kits You’ll Actually Want To Use

These crafts are the whole ~kit~ and caboodle.

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1.

A natural dye kit that’ll color up to 5 pounds of fabric, giving your wardrobe a personalized touch with some snazzy hand-dyed statement pieces.


Graham Keegan

This kit includes a bandana, clamps, a cotton cord, protective gloves, illustrated instructions, vat activating chemicals, and natural indigo from plants.

Get it from Graham Keegan on Etsy for $46.

2.

A bonsai starter kit sure to dazzle the green thumb in your life. But even if you’re brand-new to planting, you won’t beleaf how easy this starter kit is!


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This kit includes four types of organic seeds (Rocky Mountain Bristlecone Pine, Black Poui, Norway Spruce, and Flame Tree) stored in seed-safe vials for better germination, four biodegradable growing pots, four expanding-soil discs, four bamboo plant markers, one bonsai clipper, and an instruction booklet.

Promising review: “I love this. My bonsai has already sprouted and it’s coming along nicely. The best thing about this product is the customer service. They actually take an interest in how things are going and are willing to help you through anything. They respond personally, no form letters, and they give heartfelt responses to your questions and comments. This is definitely one of my best purchases.” —G Eckberg

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

3.

A customizable DIY rope rainbow for adding a cheery element to any room, ~weather~ you like classic rainbow colors or prefer a less traditional palette.


Grey Snail Baby

You’ll get rope, wire, yarn, an embroidery needle, and embroidery floss with this kit.

Get it from Grey Snail Baby on Etsy for $33 (available in six color patterns).

4.

A hand-crank, wooden music box build set that’ll help you ~tune~ into a new (incredibly cute) creative outlet.


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This is designed with pre-painted laser-cut pieces. Each piece is numbered, so you can confidently work your way through every wheel and cog. Once finished, you’ll have a beautiful, hand-cranked music box.

Promising review: “I got this for myself because I was curious about the difficulty. All in all it took me six hours and a bottle of wine to put it together. The wine may have made it take longer. The directions were super easy to follow and the pieces are wood and fit together perfectly. What threw me off was the quality of the music box. It is so much better than I expected! The sound is absolutely beautiful!!!! Once I had it all together and saw the motion with the tune I am in love with this!!! I definitely recommend this product.” —Nicole Petriskie

Get it from Amazon for $27.99 (available in six styles).

5.

A daaarling bath bomb box with information on what ingredients can be soothing for your joints and senses, customizable aromas, essential oils, and more. This kit is sure to make bathtime so much fun (even if you don’t have a rubber ducky).


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Promising review: “We LOVED making these bath bombs. And it was so easy. Everything comes pre-measured and the scents are great. A+!” —Brandonn

Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

6.

A Harry Potter or Star Wars crochet kit you can get to make your friends something extra special, no matter what fandom they’re a part of.


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Get the Harry Potter one for $16.47 and the Star Wars one for $20.61, both from Amazon.

7.

A massive ship model for landlubbers who wanna make waves with their newfound crafting skills.


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Each set has a different number of pieces that fit together to create the final product — no glue needed.

Promising review: “This ship is amazing, it’s a heavy duty cardboard puzzle with over 200 pieces. If you follow the instructions EXACTLY it is fairly easy to assemble. For the most part you do not need to glue these pieces together to get them to stay put, except for the sails. The sails will not stay on unless they are glued. This piece looks amazing and the quality and attention to detail is remarkable, I would say it’s comparable to a model ship in the way it looks. If you have the patience and time this is a wonderful puzzle and I would buy it again.” —Mallory

Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in eight styles).

8.

A kitten kit so you can make your own fur-iously cute friend.


Shop Miss Ella

This includes the printed soft poly fabric, joint buttons, and full instructions. It also comes with a hedgehog pincushion and a storybook with a tale from the life of these forest-dwelling friends!

Get it from Shop Miss Ella on Etsy for $19.

9.

A DIY mason jar sconce — a warm and rustic piece of home decor you’ll love having in the house, especially when you’re able to tell guests that you made it with your Own! Two! Hands!


Infinite Abyss

This includes wood, string, paint, mason jars, and instructions.

Get it from Infinite Abyss on Etsy for $35 (available in four colors).

10.

A DIY coiled rope basket your friends are ~knot~ gonna believe you made all on your own.


Mountain Thread Co.

This kit includes 20 yards of cotton rope, a sturdy sewing machine needle, and instructions. You need your own sewing machine to finish this craft.

Get it from Mountain Thread Co. on Etsy for $42.

11.

A mini Bob Ross paint-by-numbers for easing your worries away with the only thing better than happy little trees…happy, practically microscopic trees!


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This comes with three numbered, pre-printed canvases, seven paint colors, a mini paint brush, mini easel, detailed instructions, and a Bob Ross booklet.

Promising review: “Okay, so this product is tiny. Itty bitty. So small. But the joy it brings is HUGE. I absolutely loved painting my mini Bob Ross paintings. The brush and paints aren’t half bad, but you do need to build the paint up a bit to the opacity you want from the color. This is an awesome product.” —K Peck

Get it from Amazon for $9.59.

12.

Or a Tiger King paint by number you can work on if “I Saw A Tiger” is *still* playing in your head.


Olivia’s Sweets

You’ll get a 17×12 canvas coated on linen, instructions, reference picture, brush, and numbered paints with this kit.

Get it from Olivia’s Sweets on Etsy for $19.99.

13.

A DIY cocktail kit — a tantalizing kit that’ll be everyone’s taste.


Do Your Gin

Just buy the alcohol (750ml neutral alcohol, like vodka) and your kit will do the rest! This comes with twelve glass cylinders of spices, two empty glass bottles, a funnel, and three pre-selected recipe suggestions. The spices include green cardamom, hibiscus flowers, coriander seeds, cubeb pepper, lavender flowers, laurel leafs, orange peel, pink pepper, licorice root, and juniper berries.

Get it from Do Your Gin on Etsy for $59.

14.

An embroidery kit for everyone who knows exactly how much thought should go into a craft. And everything else in life.


Lynny Lou Crafts

You’ll get embroidery floss, fabric, an embroidery hoop, an embroidery needle, a pattern, and instructions with this kit.

Get it from Lynny Lou Crafts on Etsy for $31.

15.

A soy wax candle set that’ll smell like craft-making success.


The Hobbyist Box

This kit includes soy wax, a glass jar, lavender, vanilla, sandalwood, bergamot, twine, essential oils, a cork lid, stirring sticks, a candle label, glue dots, and instructions.

Get it from The Hobbyist Box on Etsy for $39.99.

16.

A Dala horse carving kit is gonna be a ~cut~ above any other craft. We’re not horsing around, this kit is awesome!


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This comes with everything you need to complete the carving and painting of a Dala horse, including a video tutorial.

Promising review: “This is a great learner’s package, with everything you need to create a decorative carving. The knife is sharp and comes in a shape that makes easy carving. The wood was good quality with a nice, even grain, making it easy for the novice to make consistent cuts. I would recommend this package to anyone interested in picking up a knife and learning the skills of carving.” —KD Jennings

Get it from Amazon for $35.95.

17.

A DIY string art pick you’re sure to get hooked on from the minute you start!


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There’s no need to shop for supplies! This kit comes with everything you need!

Promising review: “These instructions are easy to follow — I finished it in two hours. This was so much fun and I love my finished results! It looks so beautiful. It was a gift for my friend. I would buy it again and recommend it to others.” —yuyantan

Get it from Amazon for $32.88 (available in 10 styles).

18.

A geometric cat sculpture made entirely of paper for people who wanna get their origami on! 3D wall decor that’ll looks picture perfect in your place? Purrfect.


In Art Craft

This is a complete, printable kit. You’ll get the 16-page PDF templets as an instant download. To use, print the templates full size on A4 paper, cut them out, score and bend them, match the numbers, and glue them with flaps. Voila!

Get it from In Art Craft on Etsy for $8.30.

19.

A metal stamp set with every letter in the alphabet for personalizing jewelry and trinkets to your heart’s content!


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This 27-piece letter stamp set includes a hammer, metal stamping block, nine metal charms, a key ring, 21 jump rings, earring wire set, four chains, four lobster clasps, mini pliers, and instructions.

Promising review: “This is a beautiful kit. I purchased it for my eldest daughter who loves escapes from technology. This is best suited for a teenager or older. The hammer and chain nose pliers are great quality and can be used for many more projects.” —Baby Boomer

Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

20.

A felt wind chime that’ll add some instant serotonin to your place and weather any storm your baby (or roommate) starts brewing.


Rainlifehouse

This includes precut felt and cotton. You’ll need your own sewing materials, but this can be hand sewn — no need for a machine!

Get it from Rainlifehouse on Etsy for $23.03+ (available with or without lights).

21.

A leather belt-making set you can enjoy working on even if you haven’t put on pants (let alone a belt) in over two weeks.


Man Crates

This includes one buffalo leather belt, a hole punch, two screw rivets, a belt buckle, belt keeper, and poly board. It does not, however, come in a crate.

Promising review: “This is an awesome gift! My girlfriend got me this for Christmas. I loved putting it together and it matches my boots perfectly! I definitely recommend it!” —Keenan

Get it from Man Crates for $69.99.

22.

A mozzarella and ricotta DIY cheese kit that’ll help bring back your ~cheesy~ side when the hanger starts setting in.


Williams Sonoma

This includes 1 ounce of vegetarian rennet, 3 ounces citric acid, 3 ounces cheese salt, a metal cooking thermometer, fine cheesecloth, and two instruction/recipe books.

Promising review: “My wife and I were inspired by a recent visit to an Italian restaurant that served mozzarella cheese made in the restaurant. Online recipes were a bit daunting and required up to four hours to complete. This kit seemed tailor-made to introduce us to the process and the instructions made it incredibly easy. Good fun to do with kids, especially the quick transformation after you add the rennet.” —BiscardiCreative

Get it from Williams Sonoma for $29.95.

23.

A natural lip balm kit for tired, chapped lips that won’t stand for that commercial muck anymore. Use this natural mix and your lips will be so happy and soft they’re gonna wish they could kiss *you*!


Amazon

You’ll get everything to make five different lip balms: candelilla wax, cocoa butter, grapeseed oil, five tubes, a pipette, a stirring stick, lip balm labels, and instructions.

Promising review: “The kit is great! The instructions included are very easy to follow and all of the ingredients were intact and perfectly packaged. The lip balm turned out to be perfect. Commercial lip balms really dry out my lips but this stuff is all natural and moisturizes great. They took me about 20 minutes to make. Thumbs up!” —Vera

Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

24.

A sock sloth so easy to make you won’t have to feel de-feet-ed by a daunting craft. Just remember to take it sloooow.


Sock Creatures

This kit includes socks, stuffing, a needle and thread, a decoration kit, instructions, a template, and a birth certificate.

Get it from Sock Creatures on Etsy for $12.93.

25.

A hand dye kit sure to help you create unique, personalized pieces that are (and I can’t stress this enough) to ~dye~ for.


We Are Knitters

This includes four dyeing colors (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black), fixer, gloves, a pattern, and two fiber skeins (chunky wool, petite wool, meriwool, or baby alpaca).

Get it from We Are Knitters for $85 (available in four fibers).

26.

A mango hot sauce mix to prove that crafting is the ~hot~ new thing to do.


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This includes nine customizable ingredients, tools, glass sauce bottles, stoppers, caps, and labels. The homemade sauce takes about 30 minutes to make.

Promising review: “Holy!!!! This kit is fantastic. It comes with everything you need to make amazing sauce that will have all of your friends raving. The directions are very easy to follow. I ended up letting it simmer and my sauce thickened a little too much, but no worries, it’s still delicious! I kept two bottles and gave away the rest to friends. The next day I received a message that my hot sauce was a hit and my friend was drowning everything in it and they couldn’t have enough. This is great if you are just getting started making your own sauces or makes a great DIY gift as well. I recommend this 100%” —Ninna

Get it from Amazon for $25.

27.

And finally, a craft subscription designed for adults who don’t have the attention span to stick with just *one* hobby. More! Is! More!


Cratejoy

This monthly subscription includes all the tools, materials, accessories and instructions you need to complete each craft. You can expect to make things like wine caddies, epoxy resin decor, candles, etc. while also learning new skills like clockmaking, embossing, woodworking, aaaand more.

Promising review: “I’ve loved the boxes I received. The instructions are easy and each box comes with quality materials. These are items that would be beautiful in any home.” —Brooke S.

Get it from Cratejoy for $30/month.

When you’re low-key waiting for someone to compliment your creation:


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