Home Made Luxe Craft Subscription November 2017

Home Made Luxe is a monthly box that sends out everything you need to make a Pinterest worthy home decor craft for your house.  They include step-by-step instructions and there is a link to a video that also walks you through them.  Boxes start at $29.99 plus shipping and do go down with longer terms.  I signed up for this one way back on Mother’s Day during the CrateJoy sale and scored it for 50% off.  I am always looking for new craft boxes and ideas and these ones are a little different from what I’ve received before.  I have a big stack of these to get through but all the delays in reviewing them are mine and have nothing to do with any shipping issues or problems getting boxes.  They do provide shipping notices and often they send out surveys to see what craft you want to see in the next month’s box.

The box was nicely wrapped inside and all the items were safely packaged.

The instruction booklet gives you an overview of the project and then step by step instructions to complete it.  It also has a Thank You from the founder and a code to get a discount on another box.

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The craft is a DIY Burlap Wreath.  This is very cute and since it did arrive near the beginning of Winter it would make a perfect decoration for your door.  You have to tie all the strips around the form and then add the decorations as finishing touches.

There was no bonus craft this month but Ièm not upset about it as the main craft is pretty awesome. I have been very happy with all the boxes I’ve received since the first one that made me question why I had signed up for this.  They have been providing me with tool and crafts that I would never reach out to myself and I’m excited to get these all made up.

Mighty Fix December 2017

Mighty Fix is a monthly subscription that sends you one product a month that can help your family live healthier.  Boxes start at $10.00 per month and there is a slight discount for a yearly join.  Shipping to Canada is $3.00 per month and free to the US.  You also have the option to add any items from their shop to your order each month with no extra shipping fees.  They also send out emails with member-only deals on items all through the month.  This was another one I had really wanted to try but they’ve only recently opened up shipping to Canada.  Once I found that out I jumped on board to see what I could get that would make my life healthier and hopefully easier too.

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They didn’t cover the logo with a shipping label this month so I’m giving you the bag image you’ve all been missing 🙂

There were two cards in the bag this month.  One reminding you that you can send Mighty Fix as a gift for anyone that you think would like to get helpful tools in the mail.  The second card is the standard info card that comes with your package each month.  On the front is a message about why the item was selected, uses for it, and a little about it.  On the back is either a recipe or hints for the product.  This month it is a list of three recipes for making pesto.

RSVP International Silicone Spoon and Spatula-$6.00 each

They sent out these really awesome utensils this month.  The reason they chose them is that there is no leaching of chemicals from this silicone like there can be from plastics.  These are resistant to bacteria, stains, odours, and will not degrade.  They are safe up to 425 degrees and both of them are super flexible.  Top it off with being dishwasher safe and you have the best and most useful thing I’ve received this month.

I’m very happy with the offerings this month.  I can use this right away and will be once I get them washed.  I’m getting to try some things I’m sure I would never just buy and they are easy ways to make simple changes to try and keep my home and family in better health.  I’m glad that they opened up to Canada and can’t wait to see what other crazy things they send me next.

Home Made Luxe Craft Subscription October 2017

Home Made Luxe is a monthly box that sends out everything you need to make a Pinterest worthy home decor craft for your house.  They include step-by-step instructions and there is a link to a video that also walks you through them.  Boxes start at $29.99 plus shipping and do go down with longer terms.  I signed up for this one way back on Mother’s Day during the CrateJoy sale and scored it for 50% off.  I am always looking for new craft boxes and ideas and these ones are a little different from what I’ve received before.  I have a big stack of these to get through but all the delays in reviewing them are mone and have nothing to do with any shipping issues or problems getting boxes.  They do provide shipping notices and often they send out surveys to see what craft you want to see in the next month’s box.

As always the box gives you a hint as to what type of thing you have ordered.  Inside things are not quite as neat as normal but still fine.

They have a little book that not only has your instructions in it but also a little bit about some of the customers and a thank you from the founder on the back.  There are also some notes about how to win a box and a code for a discount.

The main craft this month is a Personalized Cutting Board Kit.  This seems like a good way for me to get burned.  They provide you with a cutting board, templates, a wood burner with four tips, an extra shading tip, a graphite stick, a pencil and tape, and a cork coaster.  I have never used a wood burner in my life!  This could go either way.  I may have to practice on the back of the board first because I want this to look nice and I’m not sure that just going for it is the best way to make that happen.

The bonus craft this month are Cork Coasters.  In this one, they give you the cork rounds, the wood burner, templates, the pencil, and some tape.  These seem much more likely to catch on fire while I’m attempting this.  The give you some ideas for how to design them on the facing page of the instructions but they look pretty professional to me.

This month is great but I’m terrified to give it a go.  I really want to make these and try this technique that is so foreign to me but I’m sure I’m going to burn myself or something else.  I have been very happy with all the boxes I’ve received since the first one that made me question why I had signed up for this.  They have been providing me with tool and crafts that I would never reach out to myself and I’m excited to get these all made up.

 

Home Made Luxe Craft Subscription September 2017

Home Made Luxe is a monthly box that sends out everything you need to make a Pinterest worthy home decor craft for your house.  They include step-by-step instructions and there is a link to a video that also walks you through them.  Boxes start at $29.99 plus shipping and do go down with longer terms.  I signed up for this one way back on Mother’s Day during the CrateJoy sale and scored it for 50% off.  I am always looking for new craft boxes and ideas and these ones are a little different from what I’ve received before.  I have a big stack of these to get through but all the delays on reviewing them are mone and have nothing to do with any shipping issues or problems getting boxes.  They do provide shipping notices and often they send out surveys to see what craft you want to see in the next month’s box.

This month didn’t look too interesting for supplies but sometimes the most basic items can make fabulous things.

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The craft this month is a Macrame Kit.  They had an online vote to decide which of the two things to make and there was such a great response that they decided to have both of them in the box.

First up is the Macrame Hanging Planter.  Included in the box for you to make this are macrame cord, a large dowel, a succulent (plastic), white & gold paint, plant pot & lid, and a foam brush.  I need to supply a knife, a nail, and a ruler.  They give very detailed step by step instructions and a link to a video if you prefer to watch someone explain it.

The bonus project is a Macrame Owl.  For this one, they give you a small dowel, macrame cord, and three beads, two large and one small.  This one also has the printed and video instructions so that you can get those crazy knots made properly.

Macrame is such an old-fashioned craft but I have great memories of plant hangers made out of it my house growing up.  In fact, now that I look up, I have one in my living room right now!  This is something I have never done in my life but I’m hoping that my youth spent making friendship bracelets involving all those tiny knots is going to help me out.

Home Made Luxe Craft Subscription August 2017

Home Made Luxe is a monthly box that sends out everything you need to make a Pinterest worthy home decor craft for your house.  They include step-by-step instructions and there is a link to a video that also walks you through them.  Boxes start at $29.99 plus shipping and do go down with longer terms.  I signed up for this one way back on Mother’s Day during the CrateJoy sale and scored it for 50% off.  I am always looking for new craft boxes and ideas and these ones are a little different from what I’ve received before.  I have a big stack of these to get through but all the delays on reviewing them are mone and have nothing to do with any shipping issues or problems getting boxes.  They do provide shipping notices and often they send out surveys to see what craft you want to see in the next month’s box.

This sub comes in a big branded box and inside that, it is always nicely wrapped and packaged.

The craft this month is a Floral Pallet Sign.  All instructions are included and there is also video instructions that you can access if you need more help.  This booklet includes the instructions for a bonus craft, Felt Flower Paper Clip. They added a recipe for Teriyaki Chicken Pineapple Boats to round out the pages.  On the back is a note from the founder thanking us for subscribing and letting us know that she’d love to see our finished crafts and any feedback or suggestions.

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The box includes a wood pallet, laugh lettering, white paint, wood stain, a foam brush, glue sticks, felt flower materials, and the kit to make the bonus paper clip project.  The only thing I have to provide on my own is a glue gun.  I have a couple of those so I think I’m set.

My third box from this subscription is again something I am looking forward to making.  This is a new crafting technique for me and it is not something I have made before.   I’m glad that the box has improved from last month and I hope that they keep going in this direction.

Earth Wax & Fire October 2017

Earth Wax and Fire is an Israeli subscription that sends out an artisanal candle and a matching ceramic bowl.  You can get a month-to-month plan, or go for a 3,6, or12-month plan.  Plans start at $27.00 a month but go down with the longer ones.  Shipping to here was an additional $11.00 a month.  This normally would be above my comfort price but I signed up on Mother’s Day weekend and they had a 50% code for a 6-month plan.  That definitely made the decision easier.  I have a candle burning every evening so I am on the lookout for them always.  The pictures they have on their site were beautiful so I have hopes for this box.

The box was much bigger this month than it has been.  Inside it was still as beautifully and carefully packed as it always has been.  They take so much care in their presentation and it makes you feel very special to receive it.

There are four cards this month and a couple of them are double-sided.  The first one tells you about the combo you received, one is about the bowl, one is about the candle, and one details massage techniques.  I realize that with the images small the one picture looks dirty but if you enlarge it then you can see it’s really not!

Massage Combo #1 Back to the Sea contains a handmade ceramic Sea Glass bowl, a white flower floating candle, and a bottle of sweet almond massage oil, with a stopper.  The bowl design is inspired by the sea glass that can be found and has been crafted to look like that while being fully usable.  I have all the other ones as dishes for things on my dresser.  The candle is beautifully scented with a blend of florals.  It is amazing!  I’m happy to have received the massage oil but now I need to convince Hubs to put it to use.  Maybe the fact that there are instructions on how to give a relaxing massage will be the push he needs.

I am so impressed with this box.  The level of detail provided and the care in selecting and packing it is first class.  They have reached out a few times to see what my choices would be and been polite and friendly each time.  I know this is a slightly higher priced subscription when it’s not on sale but I honestly believe it would be worth it.  You can currently save 10% off a plan using the code SAVE10 at checkout.

Mighty Fix October 2017

Mighty Fix is a monthly subscription that sends you one product a month that can help your family live healthier.  Boxes start at $10.00 per month and there is a slight discount for a yearly join.  Shipping to Canada is $3.00 per month and free to the US.  You also have the option to add any items from their shop to your order each month with no extra shipping fees.  They also send out emails with member-only deals on items all through the month.  This was another one I had really wanted to try but they’ve only recently opened up shipping to Canada.  Once I found that out I jumped on board to see what I could get that would make my life healthier and hopefully easier too.

For the first time in a while, I didn’t get a flat envelope but a box.  Opening it up didn’t give much away, just a pile of packing peanuts.

They send a card each month that tells you what you can expect to find in your package for the month, why this is an item that is a change you need to make, and a few tips about it.  On the back, there is usually a recipe of some type.  This month it is two different options of a natural cleaner.

Meliora Glass Spray Bottle with Soap Flakes and Soap Flakes Refill-$8.99 & $0.43

This bottle of cleanser just needs to have you add some water and give it a good shake to dissolve the soap flakes that are inside it.  The extra little tube of flakes is enough for another two bottles of the mixture.  This cleaner works on any hard surface and it will be streak free if you remember to wipe until it is dry.  The soap flakes are made out of vegetable soap which is a combination of saponified coconut oil, glycerin, coconut oil, and water.

I’m very happy with the offerings this month.  This is a gentle way for me to clean the house and not get all the chemical smell and particles that float around. This is something we will for sure use. I’m getting to try some things I’m sure I would never just buy and they are easy ways to make simple changes to try and keep my home and family in better health.  I’m glad that they opened up to Canada and can’t wait to see what other crazy things they send me next.

Home Made Luxe Craft Subscription Box July 2017

Home Made Luxe is a monthly box that sends out everything you need to make a Pinterest worthy home decor craft for your house.  They include step-by-step instructions and there is a link to a video that also walks you through them.  Boxes start at $29.99 plus shipping and do go down with longer terms.  I signed up for this one way back on Mother’s Day during the CrateJoy sale and scored it for 50% off.  I am always looking for new craft boxes and ideas and these ones are a little different from what I’ve received before.  I have a big stack of these to get through but all the delays on reviewing them are mone and have nothing to do with any shipping issues or problems getting boxes.  They do provide shipping notices and often they send out surveys to see what craft you want to see in the next month’s box.

This sub ships in one of the largest boxes I’ve received.  It is fully branded and no matter what is inside, it’s always the same box.  Once I opened the lid I found everything packed carefully and looking neat.

The project for this month is Felt Flower Pillows.  These are much more to my liking than the project from last month.  They are very grown-up and pretty and will add a nice touch to my bed. The instructions are good and there are plenty of pictures to detail those words too.  They included a template to cut all the petals and circles needed out.  There is also a Bonus Craft that you can make, No Sew Fragrance Sachet.

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These are the materials for the pillow.  There are felt sheets, pillowcases, and glue sticks.

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For the bonus craft, they sent burlap lace ribbon, jute twine, and fragrance beads.

For my second box from this subscription, I’m much happier with what I received.  This is not a new crafting technique for me but it is not something I have made before.  All that I need to provide are scissors, a glue gun, a sharpie, and the pillow forms and the rest is included.  I’m glad that the box has improved from last month and I hope that they keep going in this direction.

 

Home Made Luxe Craft Subscription Box June 2017

Home Made Luxe is a monthly box that sends out everything you need to make a Pinterest worthy home decor craft for your house.  They include step-by-step instructions and there is a link to a video that also walks you through them.  Boxes start at $29.99 plus shipping and do go down with longer terms.  I signed up for this one way back on Mother’s Day during the CrateJoy sale and scored it for 50% off.  I am always looking for new craft boxes and ideas and these ones are a little different from what I’ve received before.  I have a big stack of these to get through but all the delays on reviewing them are mone and have nothing to do with any shipping issues or problems getting boxes.  They do provide shipping notices and often they send out surveys to see what craft you want to see in the next month’s box.

This sub ships in one of the largest boxes I’ve received.  It is fully branded and no matter what is inside, it’s always the same box.  Once I opened the lid I found everything packed carefully and looking neat.

This door hanger was included, I’m guessing because it was my first box.  It is a cute way to let everyone know you’re busy and on the back is a code to get a discount.

The project for this month is a Marbled Hexagon Clock.  I have to admit when I saw it I went, what the hell is this crazy ass thing from 1982?  It is not really my style of decor but I will make it and then it can just live in my craft room, where I don’t have a clock.  Marbling is not a craft technique I’ve ever done, so that is good.  The instructions are good and there are plenty of pictures to detail those words too.  They provide two different ideas that you can make depending on what you are needing or wanting in your house.  There is also a Bonus Craft that you can make by providing a few items yourself.  This time they provided some decorative duck tape (who spells it like that???) and show you how to make vases out of cans.

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Here is the whole pile of provided items.  There is a chalkboard clock face, a clock hands kit, white paint, paint brush, a feather, cardstock, paper plates, clock numbers, a sponge, chalk, and a battery.  The roll near the bottom is the David Tutera Lace Duck Tape for the bonus craft.

For my first box from this subscription, I’m not that thrilled with what I received.  I’m happy to try a new crafting technique but the finished product is not something I would ever make or buy if I saw it.  I like that there is only water and a hot glue gun that I need to provide and that everything else is included.  I have high hopes for the rest of my boxes from them and since it would be hard for it to get worse as a finished product it can only go up from here.

 

 

Earth Wax & Fire September 2017

Earth Wax and Fire is an Israeli subscription that sends out an artisanal candle and a matching ceramic bowl.  You can get a month-to-month plan, or go for a 3,6, or12-month plan.  Plans start at $27.00 a month but go down with the longer ones.  Shipping to here was an additional $11.00 a month.  This normally would be above my comfort price but I signed up on Mother’s Day weekend and they had a 50% code for a 6-month plan.  That definitely made the decision easier.  I have a candle burning every evening so I am on the lookout for them always.  The pictures they have on their site were beautiful so I have hopes for this box.

This box showed up all safe and sound again this month.  They very carefully pack it on the inside and they wrap the whole box in butcher paper and packing tape.  It takes me so long to get into the box but it’s been worth it so far each time.

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They include a collection of cards that tell you about the candle, the extras, the holder, and a Thank You from the curator.

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Handmade Ceramic Bowl

This bowl is a speckled grey clay with blue glaze.  It is kiln fired and dishwasher safe.  You can use it afterwards to hold pretty much anything you want.  It is safe for condiments or non-food items as well.

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The candle this time is a floating one in a Touch Of Musk scent.  It is a smell that I really like and kinda wish that it was a lotion or perfume.  It is in a rose pattern and while I probably won’t float it to use I will burn this.

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This is a Hamsa.  It is a symbol used to protect against the evil eye.

I am so impressed with this box.  The level of detail provided and the care in selecting and packing it is first class.  They have reached out a few times to see what my choices would be and been polite and friendly each time.  I know this is a slightly higher priced subscription when it’s not on sale but I honestly believe it would be worth it.  You can currently save 10% off a plan using the code SAVE10 at checkout.