Craftsman Crate

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

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Plans as low as $30.77 / month
Product Overview
  • Ships on or about the 9th of each month in our amazing crate. Subscriptions automatically renew. Cancel anytime. Your receipt emai contains a link to a Craftsman Crate branded card you can print out to tell your recipient what an awesome gift is on the way! 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
14 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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Craftsman Crate

Mar 24, 2020
Diana C.
1 Review
4 Helpful Votes
Subscribed for 6 months
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The Craftsman Crate team is made of wonderful people. The boxes i received were very interesting. It was crafts and skills I never would've thought of to try. I thoroughly enjoyed each box I got. I will subscribe again when my finances are in a better situation.

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Bundle of fun

Dec 26, 2020
Elise R.
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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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Fun!

5 days ago
Allison B.
1 Review
Subscribed for 10 days
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This was a great project. I absolutely loved it!

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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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AWESOME! The Company and Box

Aug 03, 2020
Rebecca N.
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Subscribed for 2 months
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The box idea is wonderful. I've been a "crafter" most of my life so finding new ideas is difficult and expensive. Testing the waters by using these kits is awesome. Beyond all that the customer service I received is OUTSTANDING! It's refreshing to really feel caring from a company and not just feel like another customer; another dollar. Recommend highly!

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A family project on zoom.

Jan 11, 2021
Julie S.
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Subscribed for 20 days
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Six families worked on our craft boxes together on zoom. It was a great success, as the finale to a weird year. We appreciated there were several glass pieces and tons of decals so everyone had a chance at creating etched pieces. The next day more etchings occurred across the country as family went into their cupboards to find likely candidates. Thanks.

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Excellent Customer Service

Jan 08, 2021
Emily K.
1 Review
Subscribed for 17 days
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Customer service is outstanding. If anything is amiss with your order, they will solve the problem promptly.

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Craftsman Crate said...Jan 09, 2021

Emily, I am so sorry the lids were missing for your French square bottles. We will get those on the way to you asap. I can't think how they were left out, but we will definitely make it right.
Deeply apologetically,
Melanie Young, Vice-President

Basket Box

Dec 20, 2020
Michael M.
1 Review
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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Subscribed for 2 months
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The skills are not easy to master, but I enjoy the challenge.

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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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