Darby Smart To DIY For Subscription Box Review – July 2015

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Darby Smart To DIY For Subscription Box Review – July 2015 - Box

Darby Smart To DIY For Box is a monthly craft subscription box for teens and adults. I have been an on-and-off subscriber for the past year, and I really love Darby Smart’s project selections!

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 – July 2015 - inside

The Subscription Box: Darby Smart To DIY For Box

The Cost: $19

The Products: Each box will include all the craft supplies you need to complete a new DIY project.

Ships to: US only

Darby Smart To DIY For Subscription Box Review – July 2015 - project

This month’s project is DIY Floral Chandelier! I really like it when they do projects for the home.

Darby Smart To DIY For Subscription Box Review – July 2015 - ideas

On the back of the card is a variety of ideas for uses of the little vials included in this month’s supplies. Conveniently, you can buy more of these vials at their online shop.

Darby Smart To DIY For Subscription Box Review – July 2015 - supplies

Darby Smart included all the materials I needed to make the chandelier itself. I was a little disappointed that they didn’t send anything to put in the vials, or the stoppers for the vials.

FYI, Darby Smart does not include instructions in their boxes. Instead, they provide a code you can use on their website to look up the instructions. I appreciate their efforts to reduce paper waste, but I like to get away from technology when I’m crafting. I think I would prefer paper instructions.

Darby Smart To DIY For Subscription Box Review – July 2015 - chandelier

This is the completed chandelier. It turned out cute, but it would be a much cuter picture if I had something to put in the vials! It took about 45 minutes to complete, plus a little glue-drying time, and it was really easy. Now that I’m looking at the picture, I should probably go back and trim the ends of all my knots, though!

The Verdict: I love Darby Smart, but this wasn’t my favorite project. If you subscribe to a craft kit, that’s going to happen once in a while. Beyond matters of taste, however, there was a more serious problem with this project; namely, there are not lips on the vials. Therefore, I think the vials are eventually going to slip out of the cords! So I’m not sure how long this will even last, and I dare not put anything messy (liquids) or too heavy in the vials! Ordinarily, though, I really like Darby Smart because I think they have great curation, great value, and the projects are nice to have when you complete them (as well as fun to do).

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Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.

Posted in Darby Smart Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: darby smart | 8 comments


  1. Hi! Is there a spoiler/preview for these?

  2. Yes got my tracking number today

  3. I got this box and wasn’t too impressed.. Was hoping for more than vials and string for the amount I paid for!

    • I hear ya…

  4. I’m glad they didn’t send anything to put in it. I’m not a flowery person, so I partially painted the vials with nailpolish and made a suncatcher type thing.
    I also secured the knots holding the vials to the ring by putting glue over the knots when I was finished.

    • Good thinking, Amanda!

  5. Do they send out a tracking number because I still haven’t received mine yet ?

    • Yes, they usually do! Contact their customer service, I have found them to be excellent. They can help you.

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