Darby Smart To DIY For Box Review + Coupon – February 2016
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 or so, 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
COUPON: Get one month free with a 6-month subscription – no coupon needed!
Use code ‘HOWDYDARBY‘ to get $10 off your first box!
The Products: Each box will include all the craft supplies you need to complete a new DIY project.
Ships to: US only
This month’s project is a leather catchall! I was very excited about this month’s project! I always love when I’m making something useful. Plus these little trays are trendy right now, and they can be pretty expensive!
On the back of the card is a variety of ideas for different leather designs. I like that they give suggestions on where you might take your newfound crafting skill after completing the project. Conveniently, you can buy more supplies at their online shop.
FYI, Darby Smart does not include instructions in their boxes. Instead, they provide a code you can use on their website to look up the instructions. Just a note in case you have a preference, but I guess you could always print out the instructions.
These are the materials that were included for the project. Usually, the things you have to supply yourself are things most people definitely have. I only had to supply scissors this month.
One of the many things I love about Darby Smart is that once in a while, they send you a really valuable tool that you can use forever. This month they sent this awesome leather working tool! Score!
This is my completed catchall. It turned out pretty much as I expected, but now I wish I had tanned the leather before starting the project because I’m not in love with this color. The good news is that I can untie the cording, tan it, and put it back together. Darby Smart included plenty of extra cord if needed. I love the design!
Verdict: Darby Smart is one of my favorite subscription boxes! I love their project selection, and their projects are usually pretty simple and turn out fabulous! My only disappointment this month is that this project was a little too simple. It took me about ten minutes to complete. Sometimes that’s okay, but at the moment I have crafting fever! Fortunately I can use this new leather tool on anything, so maybe I will go and upcycle some belts.
What do you think of Darby Smart? What will you use your new leather tool on?