Hello, I am Emma, I am a Craft Blogger and Jewellery Maker. I adore crafting, making, up-cycling and adding glitter to anything and everything I can find.
For a while now I have been searching for the perfect subscription box, lots of my friends have beauty boxes delivered and I started to wonder why there wasn't a box full of crafty goodness that I would want in my letter box. I found some available in the USA, some that were project based, lots that were aimed at planner and scrapbookers but nothing that had the sassy bold craft supplies I desired or that came from the UK.
So I decided why not make my own?, I couldn't be more qualified in buying and picking out craft supplies (I’d probably be described as a craft hoarder!) So why not create the perfect box I was after and share it with everyone else?
As a craft Blogger, I am seeing a growing trend in young bold crafters, you’ll find no filigree or cutesy teddy bears in straw hats around, its all about sass, bright, bold, statement colours and crafting the life you want to have. However I feel this market isn't being catered for here in the UK, Crafters are having to look overseas for craft supplies, stickers, tapes, stamps they are after. This exactly the type of thing The Glittery Hands Box will be full of!
What Is The Glittery Hands Box?
Put simply, The Glittery hands Box is a monthly subscription box filled with surprise Craft supplies.
Each month the box is subtly themed, it could be anything from mermaids to The 90’s to pineapples. Every month the box will contain at least two reusable high-quality pieces, such as Ink pads, tools, paints- Items that will be perfect to addition to your craft tool box. The box will also contain lots of bits and pieces such as papers, sequins, Pom-poms, buttons- gems all of those pieces you swoon over on the daily.
It will also contain Glitter! (obviously!) That will be hand mixed by me to match the theme each month!
I will design illustrated papers to compliment each theme, and as the box grows I will be championing small craft businesses as well as illustrators and artists by adding custom pieces designed/made by them into the boxes too.
The box will not be project based, instead, it will contain different craft supplies, so there will be something for everyone! If you need inspiration or tutorials for what to do with your box or how to use some of the contents, I will be creating monthly tutorials on my blog www.theseglitteryhands.com to tie in with the boxes release, these will go up just after the box arrives so as not to spoil the surprise!
The box will be priced at around £15.
Subscriptions to the box will be available in 3, 6, 9,12-month packages, with discounts available to those who subscribe to an advance package. One off monthly subscriptions, will open on the first of each month.
Boxes will then be posted around the 15th of each month.
I plan to launch the first boxes in April. With subscriptions opening in March. Anyone interested in getting a box can currently add their email to our email list on our website www.theglitteryhandsbox.co.uk to be notified as soon as subscriptions open. This will also give me a great marker on how popular the box is pre-sales.
I need funding for The Glittery Hands Box so that I can set up the box with the minimum financial risk. I will be using funding for a range of things from Marketing, Sending Complimentary boxes to bloggers and reviewers, Setting up a website as well as Advertising. I will also be investing in a Cricut Explore Machine to enable me to cut out tailor made pieces in bulk to add to the boxes.
Funding will also enable me to buy box components such as the boxes themselves, stickers, tape, tissue paper in bulk in advance making the box cheaper for the subscriber.
It will also give me the needed some cash flow to be able to buy the craft supplies in bulk from the suppliers.
Thankyou so much in advance for your support!
Risks and challenges
Some of the risks and challenges I will face:
Firstly ensuring that the box is sort after and that subscriber numbers increase. I believe that with the following I already have built up as a blogger I can build and increase subscriptions using social media platforms, in particular, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.
Secondly ensuring supplies are delivered to the time schedule so that boxes are packed and sent out in time- I believe that by giving myself a 15-day turn around means I will be able to make orders to suppliers, receive deliveries and have time to correct any mistakes before shipping the boxes out.
Thirdly I will work hard to ensure fresh exciting content in the box each month. By theming the boxes each month, I will have a great starting point to ensure great content, as well as working with suppliers from overseas to ensure each box contains new and exciting craft products. I will also begin to work with independent designers, illustrators and artists to create original content for each month's box. Not only will this give The Glittery Hands Box fabulous content, it will also mean that I am able to give a spotlight on other small creative businesses.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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