The Hippie Hobby November 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.

This box is fun to get.  It is happy and just so green!

The main craft this month is Handmade Greeting Cards.  They provided blank cards, glue, a pencil, marker, decorative paper and trim, a book page, paint chips, buttons, sequins, beads, and glitter.  They show you a few examples of cards to make but there is enough items to make your own designs as well.

The bonus craft is Upcycled Gift Tags.  You can use the paint chips, the burlap from the packaging, a pencil, glitter, and the glue to make Xmas tags or gift tags for any occasion.

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, though that hasn’t been the case so far.

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