Adults & Crafts Box Review + Coupon – January 2017
Adults & Crafts is a website that creates and sells really cool, unique crafting kits for adults. They recently started a subscription service for their kits!
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Adults & Crafts
The Cost: $39 per month, with discounts for 6 and 12-month prepaid subscriptions
COUPON: Use code MYSUBADD to save 10% off your subscription!
The Products: Materials and instructions to make one adult craft that you will (hopefully) be proud to display or use in your home
Ships to: U.S. for free
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
I received this nice letter in my package this month, thanking me for being a subscriber.
This month’s craft is geometric candle making! These are the instructions that were included. I like that every step is illustrated with a photo! That’s so helpful! The only supplies I needed to provide from home were water, scissors, some pots, and my stove. I shouldn’t have needed tape, but I wound up using some anyway. I also had to supply some additional clips.
These are the templates that were included for making the candle molds.
My first step was to cut out the candle molds and bases. I used the Exacto knife they included.
The second step was to fold and crease all the lines in the molds.
I then had to build the molds, and this is where it got very tricky. There were no clear instructions on folding them, but I eventually figured it out. There was also a flap missing from each of the bottom flaps, so it did not glue together completely. The instructions said to make sure every connection was secured with glue, which was impossible, so I wound up using a lot of tape to reinforce everything. This was the beginning of the end for me.
I used wick stickers to secure the wicks to the inside of the bottom of each mold, but they only sent three wicks and stickers, so I could only use three of the four molds I made. They also gave instructions for using the clothes pin to keep the wick in place, which worked brilliantly, but they only included one clothes pin. I was forced to improvise. I then melted the wax and added color and fragrance (cucumber melon). This picture is after the first pour, and as I suspected it would, it started to leak.
I was pouring blue and pink stripes, and you can see that by the second stripe, my leaking problem was pretty severe. Ultimately, however, I had just enough wax to fill the three molds, leaks and all.
These are my completed candles. The look and smell terrific, but they were kind of a disaster. Including all the issues I mentioned above, the stripes are separate. They didn’t melt together as I assumed they would. They work okay for now, but I am wondering if they will start leaking again when they melt down to the next stripe. I also think it is odd that they included a candle holder that none of the candles fit into.
Verdict: I have been a big fan of Adults & Crafts since they first started last year, but this project was a miss for me. I enjoyed the process, and I like the end result, but the instructions and materials supplied were not well executed. Here’s hoping next month is better!
What do you think of Adults & Crafts?