The Hippie Hobby September 2016

The Hippie Hobby is a bi-monthly subscription box that sends you a DIY craft kit that will incorporate recycled, up-cycled, 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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The stripes give this box away every couple of months.  Inside everything is neatly wrapped and hidden.

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Inside of that are your craft items.  They use shredded paper to keep things safe.  The instruction card is normally found sitting on top.

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The main craft this time is DIY Melt & Pour Soap

I’ve never made soap before so this should be fun!  They give you goats milk soap base, Japanese Matcha green tea powder, lavender flowers, rolled oats, sugar, peppermint essential oil, sunflower oil, mini loaf pans, and craft sticks.  You need to supply a glass bowl, spoon, rolling pin, and hot pad.  You get to make 3 types of soap, with all three having a peppermint base though.

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The bonus craft is Upcycled Soap Packaging.  You use a few more items, such as thread and stickers, plus the burlap ribbon and canvas bag from the packaging to finish your soaps off, either for display or giving.

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This month there was also another little pamphlet included that talks about some of the benefits and features of the items being used.  It also has a few discount codes for ordering on it.

This month is wonderful.  I like the idea of making something that will be used instead of simply being decorative.  The crafts are not crazy complicated and still they look like they would be not tacky.  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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