We Rate The Best Subscription Boxes: DIY

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We've covered kawaii, beauty, accessories, and fitness subscription boxes, and now it's time to delve into DIY. We know there's an inner craft hound in you. Do you love embellishing your clothing, decorating everything with washi tape, and creating things in your kitchen to give away to friends? Well, lucky lucky, because we have an array of selections for you.

While most subscription boxes are fun simply for the surprise element of what's inside, DIY boxes are fun for an additional reason: you actually get to do something with those fun ingredients inside. Perfect for a rainy day or inviting a couple of friends over, these kits allow you to get your hands a little dirty but come out on the other end with some pro-looking items. If you're the kind of person who already decorates their journal, or makes the occasional scented body oil or chapstick for friends, we have got the boxes for you.

Below, check out the best of the best, from companies that allow you to make everything from your own beauty products to home decor to even home remedies. There's something for everyone. Read on.

Handmade Beauty Box


Cost: $32 for month-to-month with discounts for longer subscriptions or purchase a previous kit for $35.

The dirt: Sign up for the subscription or order a one-off kit from boxes they've offered in the past. Past projects include cocoa butter bath bombs, mermaid ombre soap, DIY bronzer, flavored lip balms, nail polish, you get the idea. Bonus, every kit is phthalate-free, paraben-free, and cruelty-free. If it's in your beauty routine already, chances are Homemade Beauty Box has a kit to make it yourself. Not only do they send you the ingredients to make everything, you get packaging and labels too, which wound up being needed for our lipstick kit as we wound up with dozens of tubes and gave them away like mad to friends. With four different colors of mica, we created six different colors of lipstick, and were most impressed with ourselves when we stumbled upon a deep brown with a red undertone we called "Vampires Are Real."

Code: Enter "NYLON10" at checkout for 10 percent off any subscription.