Darby Smart To DIY For Subscription Box Review – December 2015
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 or so, 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).
The Subscription Box: Darby Smart To DIY For Box
The Cost: $19
COUPON: Get your first box for free! (just pay $4.95 for shipping). No coupon needed - just use this link.
The Products: Each box will include all the craft supplies you need to complete a new DIY project.
Ships to: US only
This month’s project is a snow globe! I’ve never made one of those before!
On the back of the card is a variety of ideas for different snow globes. I like that they give suggestions on where you might take your newfound crafting skill after completing the project. Conveniently, you can buy more supplies at their online shop.
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. Just a note in case you have a preference, but I guess you could always print out the instructions.
These are the materials that were included for the project. Usually, the things you have to supply yourself are things most people definitely have. I only had to supply water this month.
This is my completed snow globe. Do you see any snow? Do you see the penguins or tree that are part of my winter scene? Do you notice the snowflake stickers don’t lie flat on the jar? If you look closely, you can kind of see what look like Chinese throwing stars in the enlarged belly of a penguin on the right. Also, all the glue holding the scene down and together disintegrated within 12 hours so that it was just a bunch of floating stuff in a jar. Also, it leaks.
Darby Smart sent out bonus gift tags this month. They are much appreciated!
The Verdict: This was a mammoth Christmas FAIL. I can’t even go into all the problems associated with this project. I usually love Darby Smart, and I would not quit my subscription based on this project alone, but this one just didn’t work. I’d like to take the blame for how it turned out, but I can’t! For the first time ever, Darby Smart sent me a pretty bad project, from design through to execution. It was a fun idea, though.
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