The Hippie Hobby January 2017

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.

The box is a fun green striped one that comes with a tissue wrapped inside.  In other boxes that strip of burlap has been used for the crafts.

The instruction sheet is full colour and has the steps broke down into very easy to follow parts.  This month the project is DIY String Art.

20170122_182834Included in the box to fulfil the crafting are wood planks, a paint brush, instant coffee packets, a picture hanger, mini nails, paint sticks, wire nails, and embroidery floss.  It’s up to me to provide scissors, a small bowl, and a hammer.  I have wanted to try this type of craft for a while so this is awesome.

There is also a little card of facts and bits of knowledge about the craft.  It’s a fun inclusion to give some background on the history and where the crafting comes from.

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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