Posted on Monday, June 16th, 2014 by Will Hagle
MakersKit sells sets of items that can be used to make creative projects.
MakersKit is somewhat of a combination between an e-commerce store for Do-It-Yourself products as well as an instructional site to show you how to make the projects that the site sells a reality. The site sells “Kits,” or groups of tools and items that can be used to reach a certain goal. Examples of product kits include “Mason Herb Garden Gift Set” and “Classic Cocktails Bar Set.” Each kit is priced affordably (typically around $20 – $30) and packaged neatly. MakersKit also notes that customers are encouraged to experiment with the tools they’ve been provided in order to create something new (and tweet/share their results with the company). The company truly encourages creativity, and the process of creating the items is intended to be as fun as the final product (as opposed to, say, building IKEA furniture).
MakersKit was created by two craft enthusiasts named Mike and Jawn, both of whom also host the instructional YouTube videos that help those who have purchased an item through the store put that item together. There is a 5 min video for each product available for purchase on the site, as well as a suggested age range and length of time that should be spent on the creation. There’s also a printable PDF for those that prefer print to visual instruction. Mike and Jawn are fairly informative, however, and the duo also hosts live events around the country in order to explain to consumers how to create various projects. In addition to MakersKit’s own online store, products are also available via online shops like Amazon and Fab as well as brick-and-mortar stores such as Urban Outfitters and Nordstrom. The project kits they sell are great ideas for things to work on with friends or family, and they can also be used as unique gift ideas.