October Despatch

Bugs in a Box

Or choose your first box*

New subscribers: Either start with this box by defualt or choose from our previous boxes here (upto a value of £24.99). Just email info@makebox.co after you place your order.

Fancy getting all creepy and crawly, in the most creative way possible? This beautifully curated paper craft box of curiosities will inspire your paper crafting to the next level. A collaboration with the incredibly talented Sarah Louise Matthews “the paper engineer” who makes jaw droppingly beautiful creations from the humble sheet of A4. Sarah is a much in demand designer working with clients such as Ted Baker, Elemis, Clive Christian and Olivia Burton. In this box you will learn to cut fold and stick your way to creating a Moth, Patterned Beetle, and Winged Beetle as well as a pop up Flying Beetle card. All in the prettiest complimentary colours and the most premium mat and translucent papers and card. Each step is carefully outlined so all the insects are completely achievable even for a beginner. You are simply going to love combining the engineering element of paper sculpture, like a puzzle each piece fits together to form these buzzingly beautiful designs. With flexibility to try our latest craft or a previous project, whether you're a beginner or experienced maker, you're sure to love your MakeBox!


Some of our previous boxes

Available to buy in our shop

The 'Bee Kind' Box

The first ever MakeBox is something special. Developed in collaboration with our early members, we are proud to bring you the 'Bee Kind' box. Three beautifully designed embroidery projects including all the materials needed. Inside the Box: Project 1 - Honey Bee Embroidery (Slate grey linen, Embroidery hoop, premium threads, felt backing) Project 2 - Rosey Posey Embroidery (Ink blue linen, Embroidery hoop, premium threads, felt backing) Project 3 - Bee Kind postcard (Printed card template, premium threads) Box also contains: Embroidery needle, pins, easy to follow How-To instructions.


May is 'In Bloom'

MAY 2019

A truly stunning project that may even better the amazing 'Bee Kind' box from last month! Inside you will find a beautiful 10" Peony and Eucalyptus wreath made from premium soft fine felt. The second project is a matching brooch, the perfect addition to a spring/summer wardrobe. You even get a glue gun to put it all together!  Lastly, our signature embroidered postcard to finish off your 'blooming lovely' May Makebox. Dont say we don't spoil you.



The 'Over the Rainbow' Box

JULY 2019

This is a very special project indeed. You will make a stunning pastel coloured Rainbow Rope Weaving containing two of the prettiest die cut bluebirds. Alongside this a Little Rainbow Necklace and of course an inspiring stitched “After the rain clouds, there’s a rainbow” card. 20% of all profits from this kit will be donated to the children's charity Tommys. 


The Sage and Tassel Weaving

APRIL 2020

Welcome to the wonderful world of weaving! This box is the most incredible introduction to this gorgeous art form. Here you will use a selection of spring toned yarns to create the timeless Sage and Tassel weave. Alongside this you will receive enough yarn to create oodles of the Happiness Bracelets, or even your own weaving design. Plus the 'Less Hassle More Tassel' stitchable postcard. Weaving is a traditional craft that has had a recent resurgence in popularity. Using a combination of textured yarns and carefully selected colours, artists create stunning contemporary pieces. In this kit you will learn the basics of weaving alongside how to make tassels and start to work with roving to create interesting textured aspects of the design. This is one of our most incredible value kits in which you will receive a large wooden loom measuring 44cm by 34cm, four balls of quality yarn ranging in textures as well as roving and warp thread. This will be the beginning of something amazing!


The Home Sweet Home Cross Stitch

JUNE 2020

Welcome to the June MakeBox, the Home Sweet Home Cross Stitch that really marks a moment in time!  

This is one of those lovely soothing crafts that can be picked up and put down, to be completed in your own time. This very special Home Sweet Home design is of the moment representing the things we have loved during lockdown.   

The elements of the design have come together using individual letters to celebrate the love we have for our homes, the place that has kept us safe and nurtured. Each letter has its own miniature symbol; a rainbow to support the NHS, a car parked still outside a blossoming tree, our pets, a comforting cup of tea plus a relaxing glass of wine! A little bike and of course bees, the queen and her essential worker bees all keeping busy.   

In this box you will learn some wonderful cross stitch techniques so you can truly master this historic artform. Mounted on a bespoke wooden board for that professional finish and hung with plush velvet ribbon.  

You will also find 3 lovely mini cross stitch designs that you can mount onto cards and send to loved ones. 


The English Meadow Embroidered Clock

MARCH 2020

Introducing the English Meadow embroidered clock. This stunning design is straight out of a 1940's picture book, inspired by spring meadows in the English Countryside. Featuring apple and cherry blossom, forget-me-nots, wild roses and peonies. You will love stitching these flowers into a wreath shape and dreaming of those fresh spring mornings. Using some simple embroidery techniques you can achieve this impressive design, then there’s the clever bit, the addition of the clock mechanism. The ultimate craft for “me time”! Go grab a cuppa (in a vintage tea cup and saucer) and let’s get stitching.


Boho Macramé by Isabella Strombino


We are thrilled to collaborate with Macramé and natural dyeing expert Isabella Strambio on this very special box. Here you will be working with 100% natural materials to create a single or double plant holder and gorgeous feather keyring. This kit will provide the perfect introduction macramé and natural dyeing to bring a Bohemian touch to your home. Macramé is a very mindful craft and with just a few knots you can create something unique and beautiful. Natural dyeing is the perfect complement to Macramé and using hibiscus flowers, you can add a splash of colour to make your projects stand out.

Isabella is a hugely talented macramé artist, having been featured in  the Sunday Telegraph, Kirstie's Handmade Christmas, Mollie Makes, Hobbycraft and in 2019 her Natural Dyed Japanese Apron was one of the finalists for the Etsy Design Award.


The Mermaid's Locker Air Dry Clay

Welcome to the most precious Mermaid's Locker box! This is an exquisite introduction air dry clay, which will have you making all sorts of treasures. 

Dive into this box and a large 1kg hunk of white clay in which you can make your very own Mermaid and Clam Shell Jewellery Dishes, and Pearl and Shell Hair comb. And there is enough clay to make several variations of each. Also included is beautiful shell mould, selection of coloured paints as well as the most beautiful iridescent pearl paint, oversized white and blue pearls, glaze, hair comb base and much more. 

This truly is an abundant box full of character which will allow you to experiment and have fun with this fabulous technique.


Dainty Daisy Lino Prints with Lisa Stickley

JULY 2020

Welcome to the July MakeBox in collaboration with the amazingly talented Lisa Stickley, an award winning designer, author and illustrator who started out life as a printed textile designer, training at Central Saint Martins and The Royal College of Art.

Lisa will introduce you to one of the simplest and most wonderfully versatile methods of printing fabric and paper, Lino printing. She is passionate about print, texture and mark making, and particularly loves lino as it offers all of these elements in abundance. Rather like a fingerprint, every single print will be delightfully distinct. The beauty is very much in the imperfection.

This box contains everything you need to get started with creating, carving and printing with lino. You will use the Dainty Daisy template to print a stylish apron, tea towel and greeting card. Once you’ve mastered the technique, go for it with a design of your own! The bolder the better, prints galore! Enjoy!


Spring Flower Masterclass

MAY 2020

Welcome to the ultimate masterclass in Spring paper flower making. Within this utterly incredible kit you will learn how to make these hyper-real blooms with Hannah, who is an expert and published author in flower making. Using premium Italian crepe paper, you will learn about cutting and shaping petals and leaves for a realistic look. This box features five life size spring favourites including Camellias. Daffodils, fringed tulips, Japanese Anemones and the beautiful Peony. On top of this you will receive a 20cm wire wreath base and plenty of styling tips to use your incredible blooms. These flowers can be used for an array of crafts, this box not only shows you how to make them but use them in decorative ways.  Happy flower making!  Suitable for beginners up.


The Love Paper Box


Dive into the romantic and fairy tale world of paper cutting with this stunning kit. Here you will find a series of dreamy designs from “heart hands” to “love birds”, floral motifs and monograms of which you can combine and create your own beautiful works of art. Inspired by tattoo illustration and love, you will adore learning the basics of this traditional art form and be astounded at the end results. In this box there is everything you need inside including scalpel and blades, cutting mat, selection of premium quality card, patterns and even a box frame. 

Hannah is known for her paper cut art having illustrated all four of her bestselling books in this style. In this box she gives away her expert tips and tricks, to get that perfect cut. This craft box is suitable for beginners up, it is a slow precise craft that encourages relaxation and thoughtfulness.


The 'Pretty Painting' Box by Emma Block


Welcome to the first ever MakeBox collaboration! We have joined forces with the amazingly talented illustrator Emma Block to bring you this gorgeous watercolour box. In this stunning painting kit (suitable for beginners and up), you will follow Emma’s expert advice and step by step instruction to complete three beautiful, personalised projects. You will paint a pretty portrait, monogrammed floral wreath and embroider a crafty fox postcard.

Inside the box you will find a premium set of watercolours, brushes, drawing materials, sketchbook, cartridge papers and easy to follow, step by step instructions - you even get a clip frame to mount your favourite piece! Ignite your passion for modern watercolours with the Pretty Painting Box by Emma Block.

Emma Block is a freelance illustrator living in London. All of her work is hand drawn and hand-painted. She’s worked with clients including Stylist Magazine, Mollie Makes, In The Moment, Anthropologie, Pinterest, Papier, Penguin Random House, Bloomsbury and HarperCollins. She is the author of international best selling how-to book The Joy of Watercolour. She also teaches watercolour workshops regularly in London.