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Home Made Luxe Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 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 month’s project is the Home Made Luxe Marbled Ring Dish, fun!

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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 all of our Home Made Luxe Subscription Box Reviews and the Craft Subscription Box Directory for more craft boxes!

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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.

Materials included:

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Sculpey III Black, Sculpey III Sky Blue, Sculpey III Turquoise, Sculpey III White & Sculpey III Silver

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Sculpey Gloss Glaze, Paint Brush & Rub’n Buff Gold Leaf Paint

Let’s get craftin’!

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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.

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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.

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After you achieve the marble look you want you then roll your “snake” into a ball.

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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

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View of the blue marble bowl

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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.

18 Comments

  1. Now this is worth the money! I’ve seen a lot of craft reviews here and there but this is one of the few that I think makes sense. It’s something people who aren’t crafters don’t normally do and the final results are good regardless of experience. Can’t wait to see more from this sub!

  2. Nancy! We are thrilled you enjoyed making the marbled bowls, they turned out fabulous. Thank you for sharing Home Made Luxe with your readers, we definitely appreciate it. Looking forward to seeing how your next box turns out 🙂

  3. You do beautiful work! Very good idea to make the coasters with the leftovers. This is a neat sub. I like the idea of a full project plopped at my doorstep once a month. That would actually make me do something!

    • Starla,

      Thank you! I normally don’t do well with crafts but this box makes it effortless.

  4. Wow, Nancy, you did a great job on this project! Those are freaking beautiful! I think you may have inspired me to do this project, whether or not I can get this specific box. (I’m going to sign up today, and hope for this one.)

    As for the price, a commenter said you can get the supplies for $30. Okay, but for that extra tenner, you don’t have to use your gas and time to go purchase the supplies, there’s no confusion over what exactly to get, and maybe they don’t have it all at one store, etc, etc. And honestly, I’m busy, and might put a project like this on my to-do list, and take forever to get around to it, or not. I think this box is a fun way to have a project to do, with everything you need delivered right to your house. I think it could be worth it, and I’m excited for my first box.

    • Weezie,

      Thank you! 🙂 I agree completely with you about the price- I personally don’t want to use the time or gas when I can pay a little more to get the full project delivered to my doorstep. Plus, I’m not gifted with a super creative artsy gene so I need a little help to get inspired. Please let me know how your first box goes!

  5. Great job – those really look like the sample picture. I think this is on of the nicest projects I’ve seen for a craft box. It might be nice to try this with green and black clay to look like malachite.

    • Thank you! 🙂 Green would look gorgeous- great idea!

  6. Wow! What a professional-looking result! Amazing!! ?

    • Liz,

      Turned out way better than I imagined, thank you!!

  7. Great review, Nancy! Your bowls turned out really well!

    • Chris,

      Thank you!!

  8. Oh, wow! Yours look amazing! That really looks like something fun and relaxing to do, but as someone already pointed out, the price is a bit steep. Regardless, kudos to you. Your bowls look fab!

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    • Misha,

      Thank you!!

  9. Wow. These are awesome! I had tried this project after seeing it on a blog but I couldn’t get the shape right. I never thought go bake it on an oven proof bowl-you’ve inspired me to try again! This box seems expensive, though…you could purchase these supplies for less than $30.

    • Jor,

      I would have never known to bake it on an oven proof bowl but the instructions included gave tips on how to get the shape which is extremely helpful.

      Thank you & I hope your next round of bowls turn out fab! 🙂

  10. Your bowls came out so pretty! I think yours looks even better than the one on their box.

    • Katie,

      Thank you! At first I though the black & white one would be my favorite but the blue turned out great too.

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