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Smile Create Repeat Subscription Box Review – October 2014

Smile Create Repeat Subscription Box Review - October 2014 Box

Smile Create Repeat is a monthly art and craft subscription that sends you art supplies and ideas. Each month in your themed Smile Create Repeat box, you will receive 5+ quality art supplies, an informational creativity card, and often little extras.Their boxes are not age specific and generally can be enjoyed by all ages – with younger children likely needing more assistance.

Smile Create Repeat Subscription Box Review - October 2014 Items

The Subscription: Smile Create Repeat

The Cost: $20/month

The Products: 5+ art and craft supplies, plus an informational/idea card

Ships to: Worldwide (free shipping to US, international shipping +$10)

Smile Create Repeat Subscription Box Review - October 2014 Info

This is the informational/idea card. This box is about drawing with charcoal and pastels.

Smile Create Repeat Subscription Box Review - October 2014 Supplies

The supplies they provided include a regular pencil, kneaded rubber eraser, a blending tool, and paper designed for use with charcoal.

Smile Create Repeat Subscription Box Review - October 2014 Canvas

Also included is sticks of charcoal, pastels, and a sanding pad.

Because this is the October box, they also threw in a little cut-and-color craft for younger artists to make the box into a little monster.

The Verdict: I think Smile Create Repeat has a very sweet concept; I love that their boxes work just for yourself, or for a parent with kids of any age. The information they provide is very thorough and helpful, and I love that they throw in an easy craft for very young children to try while you work on the main project.

What do you think about Smile Create Repeat?

Written by Haley Faye

Haley Faye

Haley Faye first discovered the wonderful world of subscription boxes in 2012 and began writing for MSA in 2014. Over the years, she has found many subscriptions to love. Now a mom of three, her favorite boxes are ones that dress her kids, help her get organized, feed her family, send her snacks, and offer educational fun for her children.

Posted in Smile Create Repeat Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Kids| 5 comments

Comments (5)

  1. I have not tried this sub yet. I did see reviews on it with the finished project which looked wonderful. I receive KreationKrate, Darby Smart (mystery and regular boxes), and Twined. I enjoy doing them very much. The convenience of having everything included is a important factor for me. I haven’t had time to do crafts in years and have no supplies beyond stuff for my 6 year old and what I’ve been receiving in the subs. I love the feeling of the paintbrush against canvas and working in different medias. I can’t tell you if the retail value is there. The value for me is having everything included and being able to sit down and accomplish something that I enjoy making in a few hours.

    I’m sure those who spend time crafting do not benefit from the subs as much since they know what they need and where to buy it and at what cost.

    • Anna, which boxes do you like best out of the crafting ones. You have Homegrown Collective too don’t you? I sort of put that in the same category as a do it yourself type of thing.

      • I hope Helen chimes in because I think she has been doing craft boxes longer than I have. A big part of it for me is that I can sit down and do a project to completion without having to worry if I need something else.

        I love Homegrown Collective. I call it Mother Earth News in a box. This is one of my favorite subs. I enjoy learning. I made sunscreen, aloe lotion bars, candles, room diffusers, deodorant, tooth paste, soap and more. The only thing I don’t like about the sub is that it ships late. Sometimes the last week of the month or the first week of the new month. This is a sub where I have to be laid back about the shipping. It will eventually show up sometimes with tracking; sometimes not. Facebook is a great way to see what is going on. I can usually do the box in an hour and a half even with the kids helping or asking questions. Be sure to read all the directions before beginning!

        It’s hard to pick a favorite because I like them for different reasons. I like KreationKrate because it’s always something different. Also you are making 2 crafts. One is for you and one is a kindness craft that you give away. I painted, made a home decor thingy, made a scrapbook, sent cards to a children’s hospital, made a wreath among other things. You can see past projects on her website. Also she includes everything from paint brushes to glue guns. She even emailed us once to let us know someone received dried out paint and to feel free to email her if we need replacements. 2-day shipping. Never had an issue. Always have extras. I find KreationKrate challenges me a little at times. For example I need to come up with the design to make my mosaic tile frame from the October box. KreationKrate can take me anywhere from an hour to a couple hours. It requires more concentration on my part.

        Darby Smart. I started off with a voucher deal that allowed me to spend X amount on the website. I bought a few kits. This is when I first started to get back into crafting. Everything I needed was in the kit. I etched glass, made dinosaur critter rings for the boys, made coasters, soaps, and other projects. Then they ran a special for the mystery boxes which cost me $4.00 for 3 months because I had money left on the voucher. I made soap, dyed scarves, and my son made the Halloween house. You can see past projects. I bought another regular box which is wood burning ornaments. I think Darby Smart is the easiest although they do offer complex projects which I have not tried. Times differ depending on the project.

        Twined is the newest out of the 3. It’s every other month and includes one art and one craft. I have done every box so far. I peeked online and December box will be a snowflake painting and painted ornaments. I made a decorative BOO sign, textured painting and other things. This box challenges me the most. Their payment system is different. Twined invoices you through PayPal. You have to actively pay it. Twined usually takes me longer because the paint needs to dry etc. Plus I need to think such as what design for my textured painting. Remember I haven’t tapped into my creative side in years.

        Now a seasoned pro or a person with more crafting materials may have a different outlook. Also I am not interested in making jewelry. I hope this helps!

      • It does, thanks. I don’t want to make jewelry either. I have not heard of Kreationcrate or Twined, but have tried Darby Smart and Homegrown Collective. I am trying to figure out what the spray bottle is for this month in Homegrown Collective. These boxes can be a bit more, but for me it comes out less. I get near a craft store and usually end up with alot more stuff than I have plans for, especially if my daughter is with me…. Having a nice craft to do is fun. Homegrown Collective is probably my favorite of these, though I have not done the scarf from Darby Smart yet. Did the halloween house which was ok.

        Anyone else have a favorite craft box?

  2. I’m not trying to be negative, but it seems like most of the craft boxes have a very low value. I love arts and crafts but I can find cheaper cooler projects at a Michael’s or a store online. And you can always find free project ideas online. I like the idea of a subscription like this but they really need to work on the retail value. Also the themes are vague, I know its about finding your creativity but it would be nice if they had more ideas instead of falling back with the idea of thinking outside the box the use the items given.

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