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For the Makers DIY Subscription Box Review – February 2015

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For the Makers DIY Subscription Box Review – February 2015 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 – February 2015 Card

The collection this month is titled “Leif.” Here are the crafts included for this month’s projects: a Noma Bracelet, Hans Candlesticks, a Rosewood Bowl, and a Jensen Necklace

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 our For The Makers reviews and the Craft Subscription Box Directory to see other similar boxes!

For the Makers DIY Subscription Box Review – February 2015 Info

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

For the Makers DIY Subscription Box Review – February 2015 Materials

Here are all of the included raw materials for this month’s crafts.

For the Makers DIY Subscription Box Review – February 2015 Clay

Rosewood Bowl

Hans Candlesticks

Here’s how both the plaster projects turned out for me! They were a little involved but still easy to manage. I really love how the bowl turned out! It makes a really pretty catch-all bowl, and I kind of like how the opening is a little off-center.

The candlesticks are pretty – definitely modern and minimalist. However, I think the pop-top containers that you use to make the candle holes ended up a little tilted while the plaster set; I’m concerned that candles would be noticeably tilted if I put them in here. There may be a way I can even out the bottoms by making a little more plaster and pouring in just a little.

For the Makers DIY Subscription Box Review – February 2015 Jewelry

Noma Bracelet

Jensen Necklace

The jewelry projects this month are probably some of my favorite pieces of jewelry I’ve ever made from For the Makers! The photo is a little washed out, but the stones on the bracelet are white/grey and pale pink, and the necklace has a pale, pink leather cord and the pendant is a pretty speckled turquoise. I love them both.

For the Makers DIY Subscription Box Review – February 2015 Detail

Here’s a close-up with a little better lighting.

Verdict: This was a really fun month from For the Makers. The projects were all pretty simple and didn’t take too long. I really love how everything turned out for me, and I’m looking forward to wearing the jewelry pieces.

What do you think about the February For the Makers?

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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6 Comments

  1. Is this the best craft box for women? I have girlfriends who would love it

    • I think it depends what you want to create. I don’t enjoy jewelry making which is why I don’t subscribe to this sub. My personal favorite is KreationKrate. Darby Smart is another one and also offers one-time boxes and girls night out boxes. Twined is every other month and offers an art project and a craft.

      • Those suggestions are just what I was looking for! I subbed to Whimseybox, however my very first box was their last. I don’t have children, and so many are kidsy. I was trying to find crafty boxes that people actually subbed to regularly and really enjoyed, so thanks again 🙂

  2. I enjoy reading craft box reviews and seeing the end results.

  3. It’s nice to see unique craft projects like the bowl and candlesticks, a great change of pace from standard craft sub offerings of almost exclusively jewelry projects and/or paper crafts. There’s definitely more to the world of crafting than jewelry and scrap booking/card making. I hope they continue this trend.

  4. Rather than add more plaster you might try adding wax or a little clay in the bottom before you add the candle.

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