CMYfabriK Box is a monthly subscription box that sends you a craft with detailed instructions and necessary supplies and some extra fun goodies! There are two subscription options; the sew which includes your own handheld sewing machine (first month only) and the no sew which includes a hot glue gun (first month only). Subscriptions start at $35
This green fabric is appropriate for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day holiday but we love that it has a bit of a flair with the aztec designs and also the gradiant of the color that all make it just a bit quirky
This pretty green zip up pouch is filled with little tools to complete our project from CMYfabriK Box
Included inside was a wheel of pins (Is that where the word pinwheel comes from?), fabric shears, seam ripper, tailor tape, and a package of needles. We love that the tape measure has CMYfabriK Box’s name on it! Super cute!
And of course our shamrock pattern for our wreath craft!
Okay, so now what?
Now we craft. First thing first, we cut out our shamrock pattern. As you can see on it there is an outer and inner shamrock that are noted with either burlap or fabric template
To prep we also trace and cut a 14×14″ green fabric square, a 1×8″ strip of burlap, and a 3/4×8″ strip of green fabric
Next, we trace our shamrock pattern onto the burlap. Pin the two pieces of burlap together and cute them out
At this point you will trim your template down to just the inner “fabric” shamrock.
Then you will trace the shamrock onto the back of your green fabric
And cut out
Leaving your with something like this!
Now you will glue the shamrock onto the burlap
We did ours section by section because the glue dries too quickly to do the whole piece of fabric at once
We then glue the green fabric onto the burlap strip
Then create a loop and hot glue the ends together
You’ll get something like this
Finally you glue this loop between the two pieces of burlap and then glue (section by section) the two pieces of burlap together
Our finished shamrock!
So in summary
We look for three things in a subscription box; quality, curation, and presentation. The presentation of the CMYfabriK Box is awesome! Everything is packaged super cutely and everything arrives exactly as it should! The quality is great as well – this is a really nice way to get crafting each month! The curation is so much fun. We love that it isn’t just the essentials. There are fun items included as well that make the actual craft feel less monotonous or daunting. We know it’s hard to make time for things that aren’t necessary but if there’s something new and cute we get to use… it may be a little more motivating! Definitely for you if you like to make things but are just a busy person or Mom. Also a great, amazing gift (hint hint husbands)!
As far as box economy breaking down a box like the CMYfabriK Box would be pretty hard as most of the value of a box and boxes like this one is in the curation and the craft itself. You can’t put a value on an experience which is what we get. We think this box is well worth it’s price tag!