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Darby Smart To DIY For Subscription Box Review – Jan 2015

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Darby Smart To DIY For Subscription Box Review – Jan 2015 Box

Darby Smart To DIY For Box is a new monthly craft subscription box.

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

Darby Smart To DIY For Subscription Box Review – Jan 2015 Info

Each box comes with a link and code to get your instructions for the project (right). This month, they also designed the back of the link card to have four different inspiration cards, too.

The Subscription Box: Darby Smart To DIY For Box

The Cost: $19

COUPON: Get one month free with a 6-month subscription – no coupon needed!

The Products: Each box will include: all the craft supplies you need, step-by-step instructions and inspirational project photos.

Ships to: US only.

Darby Smart To DIY For Subscription Box Review – Jan 2015 Materials

Here are the raw materials included in the box. There’s 2 plain white tea towels, a foam tray, a large rubber stamp (it’s a wooden block with thick rubber on one side), a tool for carving the rubber stamp (that came with 3 different sizes of carving tips), ink, and a rubber roller to put the paint onto the stamp.

Darby Smart To DIY For Subscription Box Review – Jan 2015 Eat

Here’s the example photo from Darby Smart’s website, showing one towel with all stripes, and another with words printed instead of a design.

Darby Smart To DIY For Subscription Box Review – Jan 2015 Cloth

Here’s my finished design! It’s not perfect, but I like the way it turned out. I started out planning to do an all chevron pattern, and then realized just how ambitious/difficult that would be to carve after starting one side. I changed the rest of the stamp to simple stripes, and it actually turned out pretty well!

Verdict: I really enjoyed this Darby Smart project! Not only did I get a lot of room for customization, I also get something I can use around the house or for décor (probably décor – these aren’t machine-washable, just washable by hand, and I probably won’t put that effort into cleaning them anyway).

Have you tried Darby Smart yet?

Written by Haley Faye

Haley Faye

Haley Faye first discovered Beauty Army and Birchbox in 2012 and instantly fell hard and fast for the world of subscription boxes. Over the years of writing for MSA she has found many subscriptions to fuel her addiction, but her favorites include fashion, geeky, beauty, and mom/baby boxes to share with her son.

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. I love this one, I’m planning on going an owl on the one I got. I actually loved the idea so much, I ran out to Hobby Lobby and purchased 3 more blocks, 2 more fabric inks in different colors and 2 t-shirts to print. I’m having a lot of fun with it!

  2. I’m currently unsubscribed because of needing to finish up my previous craft boxes. This looks like a lot of fun. I like Darby Smart because it gives me an opportunity to try out new crafts.

  3. I did this one with my 13 year old son and we had a blast! We did do lettering, which was a bit challenging, but that made it take longer (keeping him off his computer!) and the challenge was part of the fun.

    We found it pretty hard to get the stamping just right, but otherwise, this was a really fun project! I was very pleased withthis box!

  4. Looks great! I haven’t decided what I want to carve yet, but I’m really excited for this project!

  5. I like this project. I’ve tried a lot of crafts with my kids, but rubber-stamp making wasn’t one of them. Do you think it would have been very hard to carve the letters on the rubber stamp?

    • So I gave in and subscribed. I googled for promos and you can use HOWDYDARBY to save $10 off your first box (so it’s only $9)

    • Hi, Nana! I think if you trace the letters onto the stamp (backwards, so they show up the right way on the towel!) in large lettering, I don’t think it’d be too hard. It’ll take more time than just doing stripes, but they give you 3 different sized carving tips so you can definitely get detail. =]

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