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For the Makers DIY Subscription Box Review – Nov 2014

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For the Makers DIY Subscription Box Review – Nov 2014 Box

 

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

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For the Makers DIY Subscription Box Review – Nov 2014 OMG

This box marks the 3rd birthday of For the Makers!

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

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For the Makers DIY Subscription Box Review – Nov 2014 Info

For the Makers DIY Subscription Box Review – Nov 2014 Card

The collection this month is titled “High Gloss.” Here are the crafts included for this month’s projects: Clique Shoe Clips, a Remix Vinyl Wallet, Petal Pusher Necklace, and a Fete Beaded Necklace.

For the Makers DIY Subscription Box Review – Nov 2014 List

The back of the card lists the items from the box you need for each project.

For the Makers DIY Subscription Box Review – Nov 2014 Materials

Here are all of the included raw materials (in the round, brown box there’s also a bobbin of black thread and seed beads).

For the Makers DIY Subscription Box Review – Nov 2014 Necklace

Here’s the finished Petal Pusher Necklace! This was definitely a slight pain to make (I couldn’t manage to keep the petals all in a neat row like the tutorial shows as I added them!), but it’s probably my favorite finished project in the box. Plus, I think the finished product turned out really nice despite my struggles. I love that the material used for the petals were silver on one side and gold on the other so I could choose which color I wanted my flowers to be. I chose for my center flower to be all silver, and the smaller flowers as mostly silver with a couple gold petals!

For the Makers DIY Subscription Box Review – Nov 2014 Detail

Here’s a close-up of the petals!

For the Makers DIY Subscription Box Review – Nov 2014 BRacelet

Here’s the wallet, shoe clips, and beaded necklace.

The wallet was probably my least favorite item to make. I tried to carefully follow the printable template, but my wallet came out a little lopsided and it required small holes to be punched into it with a rotary punch (or scissors, in my case, since I don’t own one). Scissors proved to make it nearly impossible to make clean, circular hole that weren’t too big. I like the idea, but unfortunately, mine came out unusable (likely, that’s mostly due to my own error somehow).

I do like the shoe clips and the bracelet though! I don’t think I own shoes that would work with these clips, but I definitely think they could be cute, metallic hair bows/barrettes. Also, this bracelet is just my style – the tutorial just shows a single strand, but I liked the idea of having a second (or even a third) strand.

Verdict: All in all, I’m really happy with the November For the Makers box! I feel like there was a good range in levels of involvement/challenge for each project, and I will actually get use out of almost everything in this box. I’m also a fan of the style of everything for the winter/holiday time (I love metallic everything this time of year!).

What do you think about the November For the Makers box?

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.
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

3 Comments

  1. Haley, I think you did a great job making the crafts.

    It’s amazing to think that they started with 35 customers and now they are celebrating their 3rd anniversary.

    • Anna – I thought the same thing when I read the info card about their birthday! =]

    • And thank you, Anna!

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