New Hobby Box Subscription Box Review + Coupon – April 2016
New Hobby Box is a subscription that sends you everything you need to take up a new hobby every month! I love learning how to do new things, so I was really excited to try this!
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The Subscription Box: New Hobby Box
The Cost: $30 + $7.26 shipping = $37.26 per month with discounts for longer commitments
COUPON: Save 10% off your first box with ADDICTION (6-month subscriptions only).
The Products: Everything you need to try out a new hobby every month
Ships to: US
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Good to Know: You can skip any month you’re not interested in!
These are the supplies I was sent this month. My new hobby for April was calligraphy! I used to do calligraphy when I was a kid, but I used pens with ink cartridges and slanted tips. This is the real deal with a little ink pot and a nib and everything! The monthly tutorials are always online, but this month’s kit came with a mini guide book as well.
This is where I practiced writing the alphabet. Real calligraphy is super messy! And ink stains! (Life hack – hairspray will take ink right out.)
This is my completed, fancy calligraphy phrase that I wrote just for you. I finally started getting the hang of using the nib, but I’m still kind of terrible at real calligraphy!
Verdict: I love New Hobby Box, and I think it’s a lot of fun, but this month’s new hobby is not for me. I found it really messy and difficult, and I kept thinking, why go to all this trouble when there are pens out there that make it a hundred times easier and neater? This was just my experience, though; I’m sure there are loads of people out there who love doing this the old-fashioned way. I appreciated the opportunity to experience it first-hand, though! And I also think that when it’s done correctly, calligraphy can be really beautiful.
Spoiler Alert: Next month’s hobby is scrimshaw! How unique!
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