Home Made Luxe Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 2016
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!
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
This month’s project is the Home Made Luxe Marbled Ring Dish, fun!
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
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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! The instructions are very helpful and I love how they include visuals along with the printed directions.
Sculpey III Black, Sculpey III Sky Blue, Sculpey III Turquoise, Sculpey III White & Sculpey III Silver
Sculpey Gloss Glaze, Paint Brush & Rub’n Buff Gold Leaf Paint
Let’s get craftin’!
The first step was to roll out the clay pieces in 5″ rolls. They give you two marble color options: black/silver marble or blue marble. *Note: it will make your life easier to use parchment paper when rolling the clay.
After rolling out your individual clay pieces you then twist them together. After twisting all colors together you will continue to roll them in a longer “snake” form, fold over, roll out and fold over until your desired marble look is achieved.
After you achieve the marble look you want you then roll your “snake” into a ball.
Use a glass or rolling pin to roll out your ball flat into the shape you want it. You can either make a bowl, coasters or both. Once you roll out the clay ball you form a bowl by placing the clay on the bottom of an oven safe bowl so it forms the circular shape while it’s baking
View of the blue marble bowl
After making two bowls I was excited to see I had enough clay to make four coasters. I didn’t have enough of each color to make them identical so I mixed together a variety of colors. To make the coasters I guesstimated the size & rolled some flat and gave two flair by forming wavy edges. Here are my items on a cookie sheet right before I put them in the oven.
After baking my masterpieces for 15 mins at 275° I let them cool and then glazed them using the paint brush and glaze provided. I glazed one side, let it cool 30 minutes and then glazed the other side.
Once everything was completely cool I applied the Rub’n Buff Gold Leaf paint with my finger on the edges of the bowls and coasters.
VOILA!!! Done. Finished. Beautiful. Once again I was beyond happy with my results. I really liked how the silver clay made everything sparkle! When I first saw the project sheet I didn’t think there was any way I could make mine look like theirs but I think I came pretty close. These bowls are very practical for me because I have a ton of loose jewelry hanging around that needs a home, and the coasters look funky fab in my living room.
Verdict: I’m a fan of the Home Made Luxe box! Each time I receive this box I’m always nervous I’ll get on the “Pinterest fails” list after attempting the project. Luckily I have been very successful both times! I enjoyed this project better than last month’s but I’m also a sucker for marble. I really liked how they gave you enough clay to make more than one bowl. In all this project took me a little under two hours total to complete and the only reason it took that long was the waiting time for it to dry after glazing & painting. Like I said in last month’s review- 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 highly recommend this box to any inspiring crafter!
What do you think about May’s Home Made Luxe box? Did you receive the same project I did?