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For the Makers DIY Subscription Box Review – July 2014

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For the Makers DIY Subscription Box Review - July

For the Makers is a monthly DIY subscription box centered around jewelry. (There’s usually at least one non-jewelry project too).

 For the Makers DIY Subscription Box Review - July 2014 First Look

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

Check out all of my For The Makers reviews and the Craft Subscription Box Directory to see other similar boxes!

 For the Makers DIY Subscription Box Review - July 2014 Card

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).

For the Makers DIY Subscription Box Review - July 2014 Items

Here’s all of the raw materials included.

For the Makers DIY Subscription Box Review - July 2014 Completed Projects

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).

For the Makers DIY Subscription Box Review - July 2014 Bracelet

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.

 For the Makers DIY Subscription Box Review - July 2014 Bowl

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!

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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?

Written by Haley Faye

Haley Faye

Haley Faye first discovered Beauty Army and Birchbox in 2012 and instantly fell hard and fast for the world of subscription boxes. Over the years of writing for MSA she has found many subscriptions to fuel her addiction, but her favorites include fashion, geeky, beauty, and mom/baby boxes to share with her son.
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  1. I really like this box. Wish I could start my subscription with this one.

  2. Liz: Just got an email from them that says:

    Join For the Makers today and receive our upcoming Veritas Collection! There’s never been a better time to start. Veritas is rich in history and tradition with old school techniques made new again.

    Use code ‘VERITAS’ at checkout to receive 15% off the Veritas Collection

    • Thanks lily! I’ll post about it! 🙂

      • Your welcome 🙂

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