Adults & Crafts Box Review + Coupon – December 2016
Adults & Crafts is a website that creates and sells really cool, unique crafting kits for adults. They recently started a subscription service for their kits!
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Adults & Crafts
The Cost: $39 per month
COUPON: Use code MYSUBADD to save 10% off your subscription!
The Products: Materials and instructions to make one adult craft that you will (hopefully) be proud to display or use in your home
Ships to: U.S. for free
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This month’s craft is a wood photo transfer! These are the instructions that were included. I like that every step is illustrated with a photo! That’s so helpful! From home, I only had to provide water and scissors.
This month’s project was extra special because they asked me to send pictures for them to print out as part of the project! I had no idea what the project would be, but they told me it could be used as a gift. I decided to make it for my best friend, and so I chose three pictures from the past year that I knew were special to her.
My first step was to choose a picture and trim it down to size. I chose this picture of my best friend meeting her favorite band, Earthless!
The second step was to coat the wood with the photo transfer medium.
The third step was to press the photo (face down) onto the wood. I used the ruler to go over it lightly and ensure there were no bubbles.
I had to let the picture dry in the medium for 12 hours. Then I ran the picture under water and rubbed the paper off the photo. It kind of works like a temporary tattoo, except much more difficult, if that makes sense. I had to repeat this step several times to get all the paper off, and I had to be very careful to not rub off parts of the picture.
After allowing it to dry again, I coated the surface with a protective varnish. It really brought out the vibrancy of the picture!
I then painted the frame black, cut and tied some ribbon, and glued the ribbon to the back.
This is my completed photo transfer wood! I think my best friend is absolutely going to love it! I love the way it turned out!
Verdict: I love Adults & Crafts! I absolutely loved this project, too. I think it would have been better if it were a picture of something more formal, like a wedding or a baptism or something – the black frame and black satin ribbon make it look really classy. I thought it was kind of hilarious to use this picture, but I know my bestie will get the joke. This was a fun process that was pretty easy to do. Plus, Adults and Crafts sent supplies to do three different pictures, so I will definitely choose some other pictures and do this again in the future. I love it!
What do you think of Adults & Crafts?