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Darby Smart To DIY For Box Review + Coupon – April 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 + free shipping

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

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OK, this is just hilarious. If you’ve seen any of my reviews in the past month, you will notice that I keep saying, “I’m trying to give up sugar,” any time I get a yummy treat in a subscription. I think I’ve received more sugary snacks in the past month than ever before! Then I got a beautiful sugar bowl from Bulgaria in another box. And now my Darby Smart project this month is making a sugar scrub! Ha! At least no one expects me to eat it this time.


The back of the info card talks about the benefits of using this sugar scrub.

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 except the microwave and refrigerator.


These are my little sugar scrubs! They turned out adorable!


Here they are in the little storage jar that was provided. This is pretty enough to give to someone as a gift! I tried one of the scrubs on Saturday night, and it left my skin feeling smooth, soft, and hydrated. You can’t ask for more than that from a scrub!

Verdict: Darby Smart is one of my favorite subscription boxes! This month’s project was the first time I think they’ve ever sent a beauty DIY, but it turned out great! I also appreciated that they sent all natural ingredients. I made something beautiful and functional in about 40 minutes. That’s awesome!

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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 | 4 comments

Comments (4)

  1. I received my newest box and the glass bowl was shattered. They have yet to respond to me. I’m no longer impressed with their boxes. They have gone downhill. I pay $19 for shattered glass?? Cancelling my subscription.

  2. This has been one of my favorite boxes from Darby Smart! My sugar also had leaked throughout the box and they replaced it along with the extra blue mica very quickly. Their customer service is excellent every I’ve had any kind of issue. What a fun project and now I’m catching my 10 year old daughter stealing my little scrubs!

  3. so cute! I actually have all the ingredients, so I may make some myself just because – though I don’t have the molds.

  4. I received this as my first Darby Smart box. My husband brought it to me and told me he thought it was leaking sand. Indeed, it was leaking…sugar. There was a tear in the sugar bag and it was all over everything. I emailed their customer service and was promptly told they would express me a replacement. I got it plus an extra bag of blue mica “for my patience.” Excellent customer service 🙂

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