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The Hippie Hobby Subscription Box Review + Coupon- July 2016


The Hippie Hobby is a bi-monthly subscription service that delivers everything you need to complete a surprise craft. In keeping with the hippie theme, their projects often feature natural or recycled materials.

This box was sent to us at no cost to review. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)


The Subscription Box: The Hippie Hobby

The Cost: $23.95 per bimonthly shipment

COUPON: Use code HIPPIE07 to save $7 off your first box!

The Products: One surprise DIY craft kit

Ships to: Us for free, $9.99 to Canada

Check out the DIY + Craft Subscription Box Directory and make sure to add The Hippie Hobby to your subscription list or wishlist!


This month’s project is floating candles! I’ve never made those before!


These are the instructions that were included. I found them very complete and easy to follow.


These are the supplies that were included. I had to provide my own bowl, spoon, cooking spray, and mason jar.


These are my completed candles. They turned out pretty good, but you’ll notice there are only eight of them, and one of those eight is tiny. I cracked two of them during the process, and there wasn’t quite enough wax to fill all ten molds.


Basically, I melted the wax and stirred it in a bowl, then mixed in the citronella. I sprayed the mold with cooking spray to make removal easier later. Then I poured the wax into the mold and let it set for 15 minutes. At that point it had not set completely, so I pushed toothpicks into the soft wax to make a hole for the wicks.


After another 15 minutes, I removed the toothpicks and pushed the wicks through. Then I trimmed the wicks. I happened to have some empty mason jars, so I filled one halfway with water and added two of the candles. I think they turned out very pretty!


The Hippie Hobby also included instructions and supplies to do a second, bonus craft, which was to make DIY dinnerware packets. I thought that was a fun idea, and I planned to use them to make the first few lunches of the school year a little nicer for my kids. Unfortunately, when I sat down to do the craft, I realized that they did not send me all the supplies that they were supposed to send me. The key piece to this dinnerware packet was a set of little white bags to put everything in, and it was missing! What a bummer! We reached out to The Hippie Hobby and they are sending me the missing bags.

Verdict: I enjoyed my craft from The Hippie Hobby this month! The candles were a good idea, the instructions were great, and it was a pretty fun project. I think they should have included a mason jar for what they charge for this box, though. I was pretty sad about the missing bags, but I understand mistakes happen. I feel a little lukewarm about The Hippie Hobby, to be honest. I think they have a good idea, but they should be conscious of what their competitors are offering, and they should strive to offer something better.

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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 Craft Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, The Hippie Hobby Reviews| Tags: the hippie hobby | 5 comments

Comments (5)

  1. Those pineapple ice cube molds that Popsugar sent out would make excellent summer floating candles.

  2. I think the candles would be cute with a little color or some sparkles. For much less than the cost of the box I could get a similar kit at a craft store though. Or just buy the supplies and save even more.

  3. Your finished candles are really cute! They should have given you at least enough wax to complete your project, though. Actually, they should have given a little bit extra in case you had a little spill or broke one or two. Did they say what kind of wax is included? As an aging hippie, I believe that a true hippie box would only send soy wax because it is much more environmentally friendly than beeswax. There are other vegetable waxes that I haven’t tried or researched, so I can’t weigh in on those.

  4. Great review and your candles look great, I have to agree the mason jar should have been included and a bummer you didn’t have enough wax molding to make 10 candles..

    • Thanks Delilah!

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