Doodle Crate Review + Coupon Code – December 2014

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Doodle Crate
Cost: $19.95/month.
Ships To: United States and Canada.
Coupon Code: Use code “KC50” to save 50% off your first month. Offer expires at the end of the day on 12.31.14.
Doodle Crate
Doodle Crate

The Doodle Crate I ordered last week arrived bright and early on my porch this morning! And I was so excited about it that I worked on it right away!

If you aren’t familiar with Doodle Crate, they are one of the new lines in the Kiwi Crate family. Designed for girls ages 9-16, Doodle Crate includes all the materials and inspiration for DIY projects such as patterned pouches, friendship bracelets, or colorful candles. Crates encourage girls to tackle new challenges and gain creative confidence!

Doodle Crate
The Box

Doodle Crate ships via FedEx Smart Post and generally takes about a week to arrive to me.  However, as soon as you order by 11:59pm PST on 12.19.14 (aka this Friday), they will guarantee delivery by 12.24.14 for those in the continental United States!

Doodle Crate
First Look

Doodle Crate has been around for a few months now and I’d seen a few boxes, but I wasn’t sure which one I would received.  I’d seen a candle making one and a canvas pouch one and either would have worked for me.

Doodle Crate
The Theme

My December 2014 Doodle Crate project was “Painted Canvas Pouches”!  Yay!  The kit included all the materials needed to learn two new techniques “Paint Resist” and “Pom Pom Making”.

Doodle Crate
The Instructions

I found the instructions to be very clear and easy to follow.  They are written for 9-16 year-olds, so I guess that explains why.  But for real, these Doodle Crate projects are just about my craft speed.  Nothing to difficult or frustrating and you end up with a cute usable item!

The Project

Doodle Crate
The Materials
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In Progress

I decided to do one of my pouches in a geometric pattern and did (well tried for ) a fun IKAT inspired pattern on the other.  Everything worked exactly as it should have. The paint’s consistency was perfect and it took to the canvas quite well.

Doodle Crate
The Final Product

I must say, I am quite happy with how they turned out!  I might go back and paint the IKAT one a bit more (like fill in the non-painted space with a light purple), but I’m so using these!  The pom-poms were easy to make with yarn, although if I did it again I would use something larger than fork (which is what is recommended in the instructions) so my pom-poms would be larger.


Doodle Crate
Notebook & Pen

Unlike Koala Crate and Kiwi Crate, Doodle Crate doesn’t include an Activity Book.  This box had a nice blank notebook and fun pen to doodle in, jot down idea or whatever!

Bonus Gift

Doodle Crate
Free Gift: Yoobi Fuzzy Pencil Case

It was clearly my lucky day because my Doodle Crate also included a bonus gift!  It was a fuzzy pencil case by yoobi who partnered with Doodle Crate this month!  I know they sell this brand at Target and for every item you buy yoobi donates an item to a classroom in need!

I absolutely loved my Doodle Crate.  Like I loved it.  So much so that I am going to keep this subscription for myself.  I had a great time just painting the pouches and wasn’t stressed at all about how it would turn out which I loved!

What do you think about Doodle Crate?  If you are interested in ordering Doodle Crate (or any of the Kiwi Crate lines), you can head over to their site and use the coupon code “KC50” to save 50% off your first crate!  The coupon code applies to Doodle Crate, Koala Crate, Kiwi Crate and / Tinker Crate, so there is something for almost every age!  And don’t forget that if you are in the Continental United States, you have until 12.19.14 at 11:59pm PST to order to guarantee delivery by 12.24.14!

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Jennifer is the author and founder of Subscription Box Ramblings. She first discovered subscription boxes in 2012 and has been addicted since. Current favorites include CAUSEBOX, Boxycharm and Beachly!

This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. Elizabeth

    I sent that Doodle Crate off to my nieces, but I’m keeping the subscription for me 🙂 It’s been so long since I’ve really done any crafts and these are my speed with kids.

    1. theramblingjen

      Exactly! These are my speed too. I want to do something crafty, but I also want to be able to finish it in like a day even if I have to walk away from it 10x to do something else.

  2. Stacie Seidman

    This is cute! I love crafts… especially ones that are relatively easy!

    1. theramblingjen

      Ha. Me too!

  3. Kelsey A.

    can you post more reviews for this in coming months?? it looks fun, the price point is there, but I am just not sure! If I’m going to craft things, I want to make sure it’ll be thing i’ll use.

    1. theramblingjen

      I will! I am hoping the crates continue being this cute!

  4. Kelsey Ellen

    Is that a gelly roll pen!? if so ohhh goodness. not only is this cute as heck it would actually make me feel 13 again

    1. theramblingjen

      It is!!! Isn’t it awesome???

  5. wendy

    I love that you showed us your crafting!!! Please add photos of your nails too (since we know that you love your polish!)

  6. Nancy Lorenz

    Jennifer! Thank you so much for this information! For some reason I have not heard of this before. I am a crafter so these are easy for me, but saying that the idea is cute and I have two granddaughters and thought I’d order the kit and work with them some afternoon when we are together! I thoughts it would be good bonding time as they were adopted recently and it’s just good to get to know them better and vice versa! Thank you so much for showing us everything!

    1. theramblingjen

      I hope they love it! It’s just so cute!

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