For the Makers
Best for: Frugal fashionistas
A pair of New York jewelry designers fills each For the Makers box with materials for four to six fashion-forward (but beginner-friendly) projects—and, thankfully, posts step-by-step instructions and how-to photos on their site. A recent edition held the components for a geometric-stenciled tea towel, a decorative clay bowl, a leather-and-chain bracelet, and a trio of colorful elastic hair ties—one project that’s literally as simple as tying a knot.
Frequency and fees: $29 per month in 1- to 12-month increments; free shipping.
Pros: Online inspiration boards for each box might spark even more ideas.
Cons: The kits don’t include excess materials, so if you botch a first attempt, you’re out of luck.
To order: forthemakers.com.