Craftsman Crate

The subscription box that builds your skills. Real Tools. Real Skills. Complete Kits.

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Product Overview
  • Normally, your first box ships on or about the 9th of the month. Please order by the 4th to get the current box. Subscriptions automatically renew. Cancel anytime. Gifts: Receipt email links to a printable Craftsman Crate card! Your credit card statement will say Craftsman Crate & Raising Real Men.
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Subscriptions automatically renew. Cancel anytime
Learn the crafts and skills of an artisan.
Craftsman Crate was born when our sons (we have six!) told us there was nothing available for guys who wanted hands-on projects. Well, now there is. And it's not just for guys or teens, either! This is the most convenient way ever to try out new hobbies, use your hands to create, learn skills you can keep using, and have fun, too! Ages 12+
  • Real tools. Things you can use again and again.
  • Timeless skills. Hobbies that will last a lifetime.
  • Complete kits. No running to the store to pick up the last thing you need.
  • Clear instructions. Some crates even include a whole book!
  • New projects. Every month you'll get a chance to try your hand at something different.

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Q: Trying to get an answer on when my first box will be shipped and if they are able to tell me the theme. So far no response and second email sent. So far bad experience. Asked by Erica J., November 2020

Craftsman Crate answered...December 2020

Hi Erica,
I apologize that you did not receive our responses! CrateJoy's messaging system has been messed up and our responses have not been forwarded as they were supposed to be. (The messages we receive do not have your email address, just a CrateJoy forwarding address). We just discovered this in the past week when a customer contacted us through another channel.
As I'm sure you know by now, your package was delivered on November 16th.
As for Leilani's comment, she contacted us at 9:38pm one night. In the literal ten minutes it took me to look into her situation and answer her, she posted all these "answers" to threads. Twenty minutes later, when I checked, CrateJoy had forwarded my message back to me instead of her,...

They lie, anyway. They advertised candle making for December, and I just received basket weaving, which a lot of people have complained about. I can't express how disappointed and upset I am. It shipped late, too. Don't waste your time or money. I recommend you cancel your subscription. Bad product and bad customer service.

by Leilani D., December 2020

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Q: I got a 3 month subscription for my roommate. My card was instantly charged but the website popped up with unable to process transaction. Did my order go through or Will funds be restored??Asked by Heather S., October 2020


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Q: I am becoming increasingly frustrated that a box I ordered in Nov., for a Christmas gift has still not arrived! Tracking info hasn’t been updated since Dec. 24th! Unacceptable.Asked by Linda R., January 2021


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Q: I want to get a three month subscription as a Christmas gift; Can I get the first box sent to me and the rest sent to the recipient?Asked by Clara G., November 2019

Certainly! Just put in your address at first, then change it once you receive the first crate. We're always glad to help, too! ~Melanie with Craftsman Crate

by Hal Y., November 2019

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Love it

Oct 17, 2020
Eun C.
3 Reviews
20 Helpful Votes
Subscribed for 4 months
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I think this product deserves a higher rating. There is nothing quite like it. I loved the origami crate, which came with lots of high quality paper and tools that kept me busy for days. It was very soothing and mentally stimulating. I'm also impressed by the soapstone carving crate; pretty amazing that one of the stones is already roughed out to give you a head start while the other one is intact so that you can create one from scratch. It includes a complete set of tools you'll need, including a pencil and polishing cloth. Also, this seems to be the only craft subscription on this site that is gender neutral and therefore is great for those of us who love crafting but aren't into "traditionally feminine" designs. There are lots of DIY crates, but this one is truly unique, and I hope they stay in business forever.

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Bundle of fun

Dec 26, 2020
Elise R.
2 Reviews
3 Helpful Votes
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We got the basketry box! I really appreciate the packaging and that literally everything you needed was included. Can't wait to start weaving! There were some USPS issues the Seller emailed us ahead of time to let us know there was a delay.

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Something New

Feb 13, 2021
Shelly U.
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Subscribed for 15 days
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I would have never bought myself a leather craft kit but, I loved it! It was fun trying something new

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Loved it!

Feb 12, 2021
Annie N.
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Subscribed for 2 months
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I subscribed to this box for my 11 year old grandson. He loved it!

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AWESOMENESS

Feb 11, 2021
Danielle B.
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Subscribed for 2 months
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Will definitely order again! SHipping took a long time but I assume that is due to covid.

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Craftsman Crate said...Feb 11, 2021

Thank you, Danielle! You're right, the Postal Service was really struggling over the holidays. They seem to be recovering now, and shipments since the start of the year are moving much faster.

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Feb 09, 2021
Beth M.
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11 Helpful Votes
Subscribed for 1 month
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Always wanted to use leather and tools! Cannot wait to make the items! Thanks so much! Beth

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Lovely and Thorough!

Feb 08, 2021
Liz S.
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You really do get everything you need to start on a new craft! I've gotten a couple boxes now, and they're always such delights to open. They give you plenty of information and materials to practice new skills a couple times! It's a lovely gift to myself each month!

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Basket Box

Dec 20, 2020
Michael M.
1 Review
1 Helpful Vote
Subscribed for 22 days
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I made baskets when I was in college which was 45 years ago. I'm afraid it may take me a little longer than I had anticipated to put this basket together. All of the parts look to be top quality and I'm sure once I get it together it will be great. I'll send a picture. Mike. ;~}

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Build skills each month

Nov 15, 2020
Sally C.
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2 Helpful Votes
Subscribed for 2 months
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The skills are not easy to master, but I enjoy the challenge.

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Super satisfying and enjoyable!

Sep 17, 2020
Harli M.
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Subscribed for 28 days
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I was initially skeptical about the origami box (I was hoping for wood burning or mosaics or something a little more construction through destruction) but I actually really enjoyed it. Very mentally stimulating and relaxing! Everything I needed to use was included in the kit, and I enjoyed the information about the history that was included.

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Past boxes from Craftsman Crate

The Mosaic Crate

The Mosaic Crate

Mosaics are some of the earliest known and most persistent art forms we have, dating back thousands of years! This crate includes: Mosaic Tiles in two forms in coordinating colors and shapes as the tesserae for your designs Cement and Colorant to form the base of your mosaic. Mold and Equipment including a mixing and measuring cup, mixing sticks, contact paper, a mold, and more. Safety Supplies include a dust mask and gloves. Design Ideas to make attractive coasters

The Basketry Crate

The Basketry Crate

This crate teaches the timeless art of basketry. We have thoroughly enjoyed developing this kit. We didn't know ordinary people could do things like this! Our basketry kit contains everything you need to prepare the reed, dye it, weave the baskets, and dye the entire basket. Everything is included! Five types of reed Reed Gauge Reed Clippers Tape Measure Pencil Packing and Tucking Tool Spring Clamps, 2 Two Colors of Dye and Setting Salt Makes two identical baskets.

The Soapstone Carving Crate

The Soapstone Carving Crate

The Soapstone Carving Crate teaches you how to carve real stone masterpieces of your own! The Soapstone Carving Crate Contains: Instructions and Patterns Pencil Large File Finishing File Set Sandpaper Wax Finish Polishing Cloth Soapstone – One roughed out piece to get you started and one block for whatever you can imagine! NOTE: You can make one eagle or other bird plus one another animal (or another of your own design) from this kit!

The Candlemaking Crate

The Candlemaking Crate

PLEASE NOTE: We don't guarantee what box you will receive first -- that's part of the fun of it! You get to try a new hobby every month... The Candlemaking Crate will help you learn the ancient art of chandlery and become a candlemaker. This crate includes: Soy Wax Candle Dye Candle Scents – Wintry, foresty scents both men & women will enjoy Candle Tins Tools & Supplies - Mix cup, wicks, wick stickers, warning labels, & more

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