The Hippie Hobby March 2016

The Hippie Hobby is a bi-monthly subscription box that sends you a DIY craft kit that will incorporate recycled, upcycled, and natural elements.  They promise to send you everything you need, so even if you’re a beginner crafter you’ll never be caught out missing supplies.  Boxes start at $23.95 plus $5.99 shipping to Canada.  There are discounts for 3 or 6 month plans.  Since boxes are every other month, a 6 month plan gets you a year.  I am always looking for craft boxes and most are either way too expensive for me or the shipping is ridiculous so I’m hoping this one will bring me joy.

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They ship in a well branded box.  It is nice to know what you’re getting when the mailman hands you a box.

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The inside was pretty and well packed.  I like the burlap, it makes it feel homey and already crafty.  Under that was my stuff but I slightly moved the pages so you can see more than that.

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There is an instruction page that lets you know what the craft you will be doing is and gives detailed directions.

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The main project this time is DIY Book Page Gem Magnets.  Included to make these are glass gems, magnets, Mod Podge, book pages, foam brush, and super glue.  You do also need scissors and a pencil but honestly if you don’t have those in your house, you probably shouldn’t be crafting anyways.  You can use any paper you want but the ones included are good and I should be able to find words or images that will be good on them.

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There is a bonus craft too, DIY Book Page Cupcake Toppers.  For this you need toothpicks, Mod Podge, book pages, and glitter.  They give you enough supplies to make 12 toppers and I think it’s a cute idea and a nice way to use up some of the supplies included.

For my first box, I’m happy.  The crafts are not crazy complicated and yet they look like they will be nice enough to give as a gift.  It doesn’t matter too much to me that they are encouraging recycling or upcycling but there isn’t a downside to that.  I don’t think that you can accurately value a box like this but it’s probably fair.  Having two months to make these up before another box arrives means I may actually get them done.

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