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Home Made Luxe Subscription Box Review + Coupon – March 2016

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Home Made Luxe is a subscription box that sends you a DIY (do it yourself) home décor project. Boxes are filled with everything you need to complete a beautiful home décor project and most of the projects are high end look-alikes. This is a Pinterest lover’s dream come true!

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This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

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This is the type of box that would be perfect for a girls night in (preferably with wine) or for a fun family project. I love the blue confetti strips in the box.

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This month’s project is the Home Made Luxe Starburst Mirror and the inspiration is Anthropologie Queen Anne’s Lace Mirror retailed at $98.00. Project Source is Blitsy.

The Subscription Box: Home Made Luxe

Cost: $39.99 + free shipping for month to month, $117.99 + free shipping for 3 month prepay, or $445.000 + free shipping for 12 month prepay.

COUPON: Save 10% off any subscription with code MYSUBADD!

Products: materials for a home décor project along with instructions and a video tutorial link

Ships to: United States

Check out the Craft Subscription Box Directory for more craft boxes and make sure to add Home Made Luxe to your subscription list or wishlist!

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Each Home Made Luxe box comes with step-by-step, detailed instructions on how to assemble the project. There is also a link to an instructional video which is a nice added source to have! I found the instructions to be very helpful and I liked how they included a lot of visuals.

Materials included:

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Crafters Acrylic Paint in Spun Gold, E6000 Industrial Strength Adhesive, 842 Paint Brush

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8 inch Styrofoam disc, 12 gauge gold wire and 7 inch round mirror

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The first step was to paint the styrofoam disc with at least two coats of  gold paint.

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I absolutely love gold and this a beautiful shade.

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While the paint was drying I went ahead and cut the wire into 22 inch strips. The instructions said to cut 30 strips but there was only enough wire for 24 strips. Next, I bended all of the wires into a leaf shape per instructions.

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Once all the wires were bent I stuck them on the most outer part of the styrofoam disc. The disc was still drying a little on the back side which is why you see a  paper towel.

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At first I wasn’t too sure how it was going to look with my craft skills, but so far it looks great! I’m so close to the finish line at this point. I put the E6000 super glue on the back of the mirror so now all that is left is to stick it on the Styrofoam disk.

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BAM, voila, success! I was beyond happy with my results. I didn’t think it would look anything like the picture but I think it turned out close enough. I also like how it took me under an hour and looks legit- like it is store bought and not a craft project. I can’t wait to hang this in my bathroom!

Verdict: I think the Home Made Luxe box is really cool! Although they didn’t include enough wire for 30 strips, I had enough to still make it look great.  I’m not the typical crafter but I really enjoyed this project! This box is perfect for someone like me: someone who wants to be crafty and DIY’y but is too lazy to get the supplies or look up a project. I love the ease of the creators already picking out the project and most importantly: doing the supplies shopping for you. This project made me feel accomplished, artsy and proud of my creation. Now I’m ready to do another project!

What do you think about March’s Home Made Luxe box? Did anyone else receive the Starburst Mirror project?

Written by Nancy McNew

Nancy McNew

Nancy discovered the world of subscription boxes once she came across My Subscription Addiction in early 2013 and signed up for a few. She is a lover of all things fashion, weenie dogs, the 70s and unique finds in subscription boxes.
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.


  1. Has this sub box gone out of business? I tried to checkout their website, only to get a message stating they are undergoing a facelift.

    • Hey Amanda! We are definitely still in business. Just revamping our website. It should be up and running now!

  2. Considering you can buy the supplies at Michael’s for about $10, the cost for this box is insane. Think about what you get – a styrofoam disk, a $3 acrylic paint, a length of wire and a round piece of mirror. $10 for supplies might be too generous. But if it provides an hour of fun, it may be worth it for someone who wants to venture into crafting but is unsure how.

    • Hi Beatrice! Thanks for your comment. I just wanted to quickly clarify that the 12 gauge gold wire is the most expensive thing in the box. The box included 82 feet of wire, you can currently purchase 10 feet of this thick wire at michaels for $7.99. You would need to buy over 8 packages to complete this project for a total over $63.92 just for the wire! This does not include the price of the foam, mirror, E6000 glue, paint or paint brush. Additionally shipping is included in the cost of the box. Shipping costs $10-12 per box. We definitely feel we provide great value in our boxes, not only in materials but in the convenience of having it delivered, written and video instructions and tried, tested and curated gorgeous projects. I do hope you would give our box a try!

  3. This looks like a very cool box. I think for the price point they should include something extra in the box. Not sure what but $40 is a bit expensive for what you get, I think. I’m excited to see more reviews of this box.
    I’m not sure when you started writing for MSA but I like it because you are covering boxes I haven’t seen reviews for. Nice job and welcome!

  4. I really love the idea of this – it’s exactly the type of sub I wished existed, so I’m delighted to see this.

    The original mirror seems to have at least 75 petals, but I imagine that would put too many holes in the styrofoam.

    But the example in their photo uses around 45–50 petals, and they only wanted to send supplies for 30, and didn’t even send that. So even if you had received enough for 30 petals, it would never look like their picture.

    They cheaped out on supplies, and would have complained about it if I had received this box. One main thing I look for in craft kits is whether it’s possible to achieve the same results as the example, and in this case it’s not.

    • Thanks so much for this feedback! this project is for the upcoming April box and we will be sure to include enough wire for our subscribers! we are loving all this feedback that will make our box even better! thank you 🙂

      • I do agree with what the above commenter stated and therefore would need to see more reviews based on this project. I think this box could be fabulous for people that love DIY. My only other concern would be with the price, so with the month to month if it auto renews will there be an ability to skip a month or would we need to cancel and start? Committing to a longer sub is kinda scary when there would be DIY’s that someone would simply find no place for or no gifting choice to someone we know would love it done and or to do For themselves. Of course if it’s consistent with ones likes then we know it’s great to sign up for longer.

        • Hey Christina, great points, and yes there is the ability to skip a month if you don’t like the upcoming project 🙂

          • Thank you so much for your response. That is great

  5. Wow! This looks really neat! I am thinking maybe I could try to do it myself with a trip to Michael’s?

  6. That looks fabulous!
    I went into Anthro last year to buy that very mirror. The one they brought me already had some broken petals so I didn’t bother.
    Now I can make my own!!

  7. Awesome job! It looks really good! I like crafting, but don’t like the hours of labor. This project looks impressive especially since it took under an hour to complete!

  8. You did a great job! I feel the same way, I WANT to be crafty but not so sure that I am:)

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