Darby Smart To DIY For Subscription Box Review – April 2015
Darby Smart To DIY For Box is a monthly craft subscription box for teens and adults. I have been an on-and-off subscriber for the past year, and I really love Darby Smart’s project selections!
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Darby Smart To DIY For Box
The Cost: $19
The Products: Each box will include all the craft supplies you need to complete a new DIY project.
Ships to: US only
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This month’s project is Create Your Own Perfume! How fun!
On the back of the card is a little graphic that shows you how to combine scents to create a fragrance you will like. The profiles listed are floral, fresh & citrus, earth & woody, and musk & oriental.
Darby Smart included all the materials I needed, with lots of extra essential oil to play with in the future! The essential oils they included are lavender, geranium, and cucumber melon, with grapeseed oil as the base.
Ta-da! It’s a perfume bottle! There really wasn’t any picture I could possibly take in this case to let you know how my project turned out. It’s a really cute perfume bottle, though, and I like that it has a spray pump! I went for the citrus & fresh scent profile, and it turned out smelling super fresh! It smells like some really fancy soap, but a little stronger and with staying power. My husband really likes it!
All that was required in terms of making this DIY was adding oils to the bottle in the formula they provided. It was a little nerve-wracking because I was afraid I would create some kind of monster scent, but it was totally easy!
Verdict: I am a huge fan of Darby Smart, primarily because I love their project selections. This was a fun, fast project that produced a nice fragrance I can actually wear. Plus it’s kind of cool that I have my own custom fragrance that no one else has! I say that because I messed up the formula a little. I also really appreciate that the formula has no alcohol, unlike many fragrances. It’s just so drying! I always think the value of Darby Smart is great, especially when compared to the time, cost, and effort of gathering your own craft supplies.
The only issue I had this month is that while they provided information on four possible fragrance profiles, they only provided the materials needed to make two of the four possible choices. When I looked at the instructions online, it said to look in their shop for other essential oils you would need to make the other two scent profiles. That seemed a little sneaky. Otherwise, another month, another great project!
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