Darby Smart To DIY For Box Review + Coupon – March 2016
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!
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (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 one month free with a 6-month subscription – no coupon needed!
Use code HOWDYDARBY to get $10 off your first box!
The Products: Each box will include all the craft supplies you need to complete a new DIY project.
Ships to: US only (free shipping)
This month’s project is metallic abstract art! I had never worked with foils before, so I was really excited to give this a try!
On the back of the card is a chart of different symbols and their meanings if you decide to go that route with your design. 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 didn’t need to supply anything additional from home this time.
What a disaster! It was supposed to be a silhouette of a woman in a field with birds. It was based on a dream I had, and it was going to be so beautiful. I’m sorry!
This was supposed to be a little boy holding balloons. I’m so sorry. I feel like I just ruined art forever.
Verdict: Darby Smart is still one of my favorite subscription boxes, but this month was a nightmare. It’s rare, but it happens. I learned a lot about working with metallic foils; primarily, that you don’t get a lot of detail using the method that Darby Smart provided. I’m sure I could create something better with practice, but I’m out of canvases and enthusiasm for this medium at the moment. I did check out Darby Smart’s social media a bit, though, and I will say that my art was easily the worst of everything pictured. So, it’s likely you had (or would have had) more luck than I!
What do you think of Darby Smart? Did you try this? How did it work out for you?