Mum-Made is the first craft box designed exclusively for new and expectant mothers. Each kit enables mothers to create uniquely personalised keepsakes to decorate the nursery and document this incredible new chapter of their lives.
“When I was a child my mum handmade so many beautiful items for me. So when I became a mother for the first time I was determined to do the same. But reality got in the way. I couldn’t find the time to inspire myself, let alone go out and get the materials.”
Claire D’Antin, lead designer for Mum-Made
Mum-Made is inspired by the need that mothers feel to create, either during or after their pregnancy. From surveys and focus groups that we conducted we learned that mums were struggling to find the time, the ideas, the motivation or the confidence to craft. Mum-Made give mums the power of creativity, conveniently delivered.
Nursery essentials can be made by you, personalised and customised to suit your tastes, creating unique, meaningful keepsakes that you and your child will treasure for years to come.
Our product team made of mums, product designers, craft experts and illustrators have created a set of crafts that are useable and practical but feel far more meaningful and personalised than other products available on the high street.
Nursery essentials are transformed into contemporary items that can be adapted to suit your tastes. Colours and textures are appropriate to newborns and toddlers, whilst reflect you as a mother, your style and personality.
Every box features all the high quality materials required to create a long-lasting keepsake for your child. From nursery essentials, such as a mobile and a night light, to decorations that celebrate key milestones, like a baby’s name garland and memory photo frames, you’ll be led through each project with a Maker’s Guide, featuring charmingly illustrated instructions, doodle pages and craft tips from our team of creative experts.
The aim is to make crafting a relaxing, rewarding experience, treating mums to some quality time at such an intense, busy period in their lives.
Celebrate the naming of your baby in style. Once you settle on a name for your baby you need to shout it from the rooftops. Or at least have it hanging on the wall!
Stencil your child’s name onto wooden bunting pieces, then interlace them with handmade pompoms, tassels and wooden beads to add vivid bursts of colour, resulting in a child-friendly, classic-yet-contemporary display.
Creating the perfect atmosphere in your baby’s room is essential to helping them get a full night’s sleep. And as we’re sure you know by now, a full night for them means a full night for you.
Become a master of the backstitch and add a personal message to a linen fabric night light, complete with gently glowing firefly fairy lights.
Capture and display your favourite early moments in your baby’s life with a stylishly designed photo montage.
Write personal notes to accompany each photo and display them in your home. Paper felt and wooden shapes allow you to experiment with design, making something that reflects you and your child’s personalities. Celebrate those magnificent little moments.
An essential addition to your baby’s nursery, a mobile helps create a relaxing atmosphere, distracts your baby during nappy changes and becomes more visually exciting to them as their eyesight develops. But who says that means they can’t be stylish?
Create your own handmade mobile, featuring fluttering wooden birds, soft tumbling feathers and reflective geometric shapes, all culminating in an elegant, subtle and personal display.
During our research, we found that many mothers wanted to create homemade keepsakes, but they lacked the confidence to do so. Not only do we make making convenient, we want it to be achievable for everyone.
In the Maker’s Guide each project is broken into clear, illustrated steps, leading you through the making stage in a structured, relaxing and enjoyable way. Whether you’re an expert crafter or completely new to it, it will give you the confidence to make something you will be proud of.
A Mum-Made project is not just a special treat for the mum-to-be, but also for their new addition to the family. It’s a perfect gift for baby showers, the big arrival, Mother’s Day, a birthday or just a thoughtful treat. You’ll offer an inspiring moment of creativity, leaving mother and baby with a keepsake they’ll treasure.
Mum-Made is a passion project conceived and developed by the product and design team behind toucanBox.
toucanBox is an award-winning subscription service, creating educational, fun craft boxes for children aged 3-8.
Our mission is to unleash creativity in everyone, and with Mum-Made we are making our first steps in creating craft boxes for adults. We combined our experience of making craft boxes over the past five years with many testing sessions, focus groups and tea mornings with mums to lead us to the first four Mum-Made projects.
Risks and challenges
While toucanBox has shipped over two million boxes to thousands of children across the UK and Europe, we need your support to help us release new product lines. As Mum-Made crafts contains high-quality, custom-made materials, we need to go into production with higher volumes so there is absolutely no compromise on quality.
We have invested in a first order of boxes for a very limited run. Because of this we can fulfil all pledges, so you can pledge with total confidence that we will honour your order.
We’re using Kickstarter as a platform to discover the interest in the product, so we can begin to invest in further creative projects in the Mum-Made line.
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