Embellished Boxes July & August 2015

So I had completely given up on ever getting any more of these boxes.  I had sent some emails that were never responded to.  The website no longer exists.  I figured I should be happy I got most of my subscription and never thin of them again.  Then out of no where I get two more boxes.  So in case you missed it here is the spiel but I don’t know if or how you can get this box.  Also I can’t recommend that you give the your money, it has been a bit of a struggle to get the last four boxes I’ve received.

Embellished Boxes is a monthly box that sends you what you need to create two crafts. They focus on using items that you have around your home or that are inexpensive to purchase.  You get instructions and everything you need to complete the two projects. Subscriptions are $16.05 a month including shipping.  Even better is that Embellished is a Canadian company.  I have not been disappointed in any of the projects they’ve sent me so far, even if I have not had the best luck in creating the projects.  That’s nothing on them though, it’s more my lack of ability in some crafting skills.

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So in box one I received some wooded parts, paint, and tape.  However they seemed to forget the instructions or even a picture of what ever it is I am supposed to be crating.

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Box two gave me a hoop, metal tins, ribbon, coloured dots, and magnets.  Again I did not get anything to tell me what I might make.

I guess I should be happy I have gained a bunch of craft supplies.  I am disappointed that they didn’t at least give me a picture to go off of.  I really should get a couple more boxes from these guys but I am not going to hold my breath.

Embellished Boxes June 2015

Here is the second of my missing boxes.  This one arrived all taped together with Mays in one large package.  I’m just glad they were able to still have enough of the parts leftover to make me up one.

Embellished Boxes is a monthly box that sends you what you need to create two crafts. They focus on using items that you have around your home or that are inexpensive to purchase.  You get instructions and everything you need to complete the two projects. Subscriptions are $16.05 a month including shipping.  Even better is that Embellished is a Canadian company.  I have not been disappointed in any of the projects they’ve sent me so far, even if I have not had the best luck in creating the projects.  That’s nothing on them though, it’s more my lack of ability in some crafting skills.

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Again the packaging is nice.  Inside the wrapping is all you need.

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This month there is the materials list along with the instructions.  I will be making a Keyhook and Jute Coasters.

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For the keyhook they included a canvas, black paint, and hooks.  You need to add your own hook for hanging and find some chalk to add a design if you want.  This one is fairly simple and much need in our house .

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The jute coasters require mod podge, a roll of jute, and the cork coasters.  You smear on a layer of podge, coil the jute then coat the whole thing in podge again.  These are cute and while they will take me a bit longer to complete they are still an evening project.

I swear I’m going to get these done……soon……this year……..I just have to sit down and get to it.

Embellished Boxes May 2015

The date on this one is right.  This box was very, very, very late.  I had received an email in May saying that my box was one of a group that was lost in shipping so they were sending out a replacement.  After a few weeks of still not getting anything I emailed them.  I got no response.  A few weeks later I emailed them again asking what had happened to my box and by now I was missing the June box as well.  This time I got a response apologizing for the delay in replying and saying that after looking into my account somehow my name was taken off their list.  They said they would be sending them out and to apologize they would be giving me a free month. So on that note here is May.

Embellished Boxes is a monthly box that sends you what you need to create two crafts. They focus on using items that you have around your home or that are inexpensive to purchase.  You get instructions and everything you need to complete the two projects. Subscriptions are $16.05 a month including shipping.  Even better is that Embellished is a Canadian company.  I have not been disappointed in any of the projects they’ve sent me so far, even if I have not had the best luck in creating the projects.  That’s nothing on them though, it’s more my lack of ability in some crafting skills.

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They do come nicely wrapped inside and all the parts are normally individually wrapped as well.

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The card is a bit messed up because it was taped to the lid and I ripped it off to take pictures.  The crafts this month are Multi Use Mini Jar and Hand Painted Napkin Rings.

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The jar project comes with a jar (wow), some string trims, and votive wrap, which seems to be a self adhesive paper.  The jar is pretty by itself but I think this will be a nice easy project and them I can have a cute pen holder for my desk.

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For the napkin rings you get a length of bendable wood that has adhesive built in and paint for decorating.  You just iron the edge of the wood where you join it and it sticks.  I am so not creative with painting so these might be a bit plain when done.  I need more painting skills.

You would think that with a lag of getting boxes I’d have got some crafts done…..you’d be wrong.  I have a nice little stack of these waiting for me and once winter gets here I’m so getting these done.

Embellished Boxes April 2015

Embellished Boxes is a monthly box that sends you what you need to create two crafts. They focus on using items that you have around your home or that are inexpensive to purchase.  You get instructions and everything you need to complete the two projects. Subscriptions are $16.05 a month including shipping.  Even better is that Embellished is a Canadian company.  I have not been disappointed in any of the projects they’ve sent me so far, even if I have not had the best luck in creating the projects.  That’s nothing on them though, it’s more my lack of ability in some crafting skills.

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The first look once the lid is up just gives me wrapping paper.  Damn them for not giving me clues!

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Under the paper I’m still at a loss.  I can see a nest of crinkles and the materials list.

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The instructions always come on a card with an appropriate quote.  Each craft only has three steps and pictures included incase you work better that way.

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The first craft is a Bamboo Make Up Organizer.  You use a sushi mat and elastic to create a brush roll.  Seems simple enough, though you do need a glue gun to accomplish it.

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Craft number two is a Hand Painted Tea Towel.  For this one they give you the towel, a paint brush, stencil and two tubes of fabric paint.  You can use the provided pattern or if you’re really talented just go freehand.  When I get this done I think it will be strictly decorative.

I did manage to get a couple of these done since last month but I’m still behind a bit on getting these crafts done in the last few months so I have to find a few minutes and get my craft on. None require a huge time commitment and most so far have been new skills for me, which is nice.

If you want to check them out click here.

 

Embellished Boxes March 2015

Embellished Boxes is a monthly box that sends you what you need to create two crafts. They focus on using items that you have around your home or that are inexpensive to purchase.  You get instructions and everything you need to complete the two projects. Subscriptions are $16.05 a month including shipping.  Even better is that Embellished is a Canadian company.  I have not been disappointed in any of the projects they’ve sent me so far.

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They had sent an email that the boxes would be late but I got mine the day after that email which was normal delivery for me.

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Inside the paper was all the supplies.  The pail was a bit flattened but easily reshaped.

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The instruction card always has a quote on the front.  The inside breaks down what to do into three easy steps.  Also included is a materials card.

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The Spring Paper Flowers project looks time consuming but fun.  You have to cut out the petal shapes from the tissue paper and wrap them around.  I think if they turn out okay I might take them to brighten up my office.

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This one is Mini Jar Organizer.  It’s much simpler, just stick on the label and write what you are storing.  There is also paper to wrap around but you need ModPodge so I’ll have to purchase that.

I have unfortunately fallen behind a bit on getting these crafts done in the last few months so I have to find a few minutes and whip them up. I am three months behind now.   None have required a huge time commitment and most so far have been new skills for me, which is nice.

If you want to check them out click here.

Embellished Boxes February 2015

Embellished Boxes is a monthly box that sends you what you need to create two crafts. They focus on using items that you have around your home or that are inexpensive to purchase.  You get instructions and everything you need to complete the two projects. Subscriptions are $16.05 a month including shipping.  Even better is that Embellished is a Canadian company.  I have not been disappointed in any of the projects they’ve sent me so far.

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These boxes always come nicely wrapped.  You can’t see anything when you open it up but it smelled quite strong this month.

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The second look didn’t give me much more to go on, but it sure seemed Valentine’s themed.

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Each box comes with a materials card detailing everything you can find in the box and an instruction sheet.  Each project only has three steps to completion. This month we get to make a soy candle and candy melts!

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FOr the candle you get a jar, wax pellets, a wick, a colour cube, and fragrance.  In a weird twist the scent is a rhubarb strawberry scent, and I’m sure once it’s in the wax and all set up it will be fine, but the concentrated smell is a bit “skunky” if you know what I mean……

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For the candy melts we get a heart shaped chocolate mold and pink, red, and brown candy discs.  I have been wanting to give chocolate making a go for a bit now so I’m happy to get these.

Even though this shipped a little late to use for Valentine’s both are still good projects.  I have unfortunately fallen behind a bit on getting these crafts done in the last few months so I have to find a few minutes and whip them up.  None have required a huge time commitment and most so far have been new skills for me, which is nice.

If you want to check them out click here.

 

 

Embellished Boxes January 2015

Embellished Boxes is a monthly box that sends you what you need to create two crafts. They focus on using items that you have around your home or that are inexpensive to purchase.  You get instructions and everything you need to complete the two projects. Subscriptions are $14.32 a month including shipping.  Even better is that Embellished is a Canadian company.  I have not been disappointed in any of the projects they’ve sent me so far.

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This box comes nicely wrapped up.  Under the paper is everything you need. Even accesories.

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The materials list and a quote that seems to give a very general idea of what to expect.

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This months projects are a Floral Photo Display and a Sand Bottle.

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You get the clay to make the base, a cutter for the clay, rolling pin for the clay, and wire to make the stand and hold the photo.

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For the other project you get the bottle (plastic), a funnel and a pack of four different colored sands.

Each project only has three steps to complete and everyone has turned out so far.  As soon as I have a few moments to myself I’m going to get these whipped up.

Embellished Boxes December 2014 & Advent Day 23

Embellished Boxes is a monthly box that sends you what you need to create two crafts. They focus on using items that you have around your home or that are inexpensive to purchase.  You get instructions and everything you need to complete the two projects. Subscriptions are $14.32 a month including shipping.  I was hoping for a holiday craft this month and was not disappointed.  Even better is that Embellished is a Canadian company.

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The cards inside list what you’ve been given to craft with and the instructions.  I’m not sure if it’s standard but the two months I’ve received, each craft is only three steps to complete.  The box was packaged full of wrapped items to make Stocking Silverware Holders and Blue Flaked Ornaments.

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Mini sewing set for the stockings.

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Ribbons and bells.

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The ornaments and glitter for inside them.

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The felt for the stockings.

I haven’t had a chance to get at these projects yet but as soon as I do I will add some finished pictures.  Last months crafts were great and I think this months will be even better.  I like that they are not super difficult but still provide a different skill then you might use everyday.  I am always looking for new craft ideas and love trying different ones so this box is really fun for me.

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I managed to finish the Christmas balls and I think they look fantastic!  They were a bit of a mess to fill but beyond that pretty easy.

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I got the stockings done finally as well.  I made two, but there was more then enough of everything to make four if I wanted to.  I decided to save the cute little sewing kit though and just used some of my own thread.  These quite honestly took me ten minuted total, from tracing and cutting to final stitch and they are cute to boot.

Just a quick show of the treats today, as I’ve got company and it seems like maybe it would be wrong to ignore them to post on the blog…..

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As you can see the Xmas table cloth made it out. Shea Body Butter and Chachatint Lip & Cheek Stain.

Embellished Boxes November 2014

Embellished Boxes is a monthly box that sends you what you need to create two crafts. They focus on using items that you have around your home or that are inexpensive to purchase.  You get instructions and everything you need to complete the two projects. Subscriptions are $14.32 a month including shipping.  I really enjoy crafting and wanted a way to try out some new craft styles without the hassle of spending hours on Pinterest and then having to still drag the kids out to find the supplies.  I find I lose motivation after all that.  I also like that this is a Canadian company out of Calgary.

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The outside and inside of the box.  I like the matching paper.

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This months projects are based off of the quote on the instruction card.

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Step by Step Instructions for both projects. Nice and simple, only three steps per project.  I get to make a Gilded Flower Bowl and Chalkboard Coasters.

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Some of the supplies.  Everything is wrapped and packaged so nicely. Inside the bag was the bowl.

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The rest of the supplies.  Even the chalk is wrapped in it’s own paper!

I can’t wait till the girls go to bed to start a project.  I will update this post with finished pictures when I get something done. I hope I can make them look as good as the finished pictures on the instructions.  I think this is a good valued box.  You get all that you need to complete them and it looks like there will be a bit of leftovers to do your own thing with too.

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Here are the finished coasters.  I was able to get these done while the little one slept.  All required of me was to paint them so it wasn’t too challenging.  I am happy with them and can’t wait to get gilding, which I think will be the more difficult of the two.