For the Makers DIY Subscription Box Review – July 2014
For the Makers is a monthly DIY subscription box centered around jewelry. (There’s usually at least one non-jewelry project too).
The Subscription Box: For The Makers
The Cost: $29 a month
The Products: The materials and instructions needed to make 4 projects every month.
Ships to: US
Here are the crafts included for this month’s projects: an eye pillow, a woden jewelry bowl/pinch pot, a fabric-covered bangle, and boho statement earrings (click here to view the collection and tutorials on For the Maker’s website).
Here’s all of the raw materials included.
The finished products! Unfortunately, I could only complete 3 of the 4 projects because the earrings required jewelry pliers, which I don’t currently have. However, For the Makers does also offer a jewelry tools starter kit on their website (it’s currently sold out).
I think this bracelet is really cute – I loved the print on the fabric since I opened the box! This eye pillow seems like it will be a nice, chilled treat, especially for this summer heat. They provide a dried chamomile and lavender mix to put inside, but you need to add 1 cup of rice or flax to it, too.
I know my pinch pot doesn’t look like the pictures, but I wanted to add my own personality to this project! The shown options for this craft were to paint the inside of the bowl and a little of the rim, or the bottom half of the outside. I really did like the look of the inside being painted, but they said if you paint it that way you shouldn’t hold salt/food in it, and the paint dries matte, which I thought would feel like a chalkboard when fishing my rings or jewelry out. It still didn’t turn out exactly as I hoped but I suppose I can always play with it a little more!
As I said, I didn’t have the extra tools required to make these earrings, but I wanted to show you a photo (from For the Makers’s website) to show you how they were supposed to turn out!
The Verdict: This is the first time I’ve tried For the Makers, and I really like the quality and style of the projects. They’re definitely a little more involved/challenging than other DIY project boxes, but still manageable and enjoyable.
What do you think of this month’s projects from For the Makers? Have you tried DIY project boxes before?