Adults & Crafts Review + Coupon – September 2018
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The Subscription Box: Adults & Crafts
The Cost: $33 + $6.95 shipping per month, with discounts for 6 and 12-month prepaid subscriptions
Coupon: Use code CRAFTADDICTION to get free shipping on your first box!
The Products: A kit with printed instructions for an adult-level project to use or display in your home.
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September 2018 Adults & Crafts Autumn Wreath Review
The project for August is an autumn wreath. The print-out listed all the materials included, materials needed and step by step instructions with pictures to complete the project.
The materials in the box included:
- FloraCraft Straw Wreaths, 14-Inch Straw Wreath – Retail Value $8.54
- DARICE 2914-042 240gm Burlap Ribbon, 6-Inch by 5-Yard, Natural – Retail Value $6.82
- Blooming Autumn Sunflower, Pumpkin & Pinecone Bouquet, 2 bouquets – Retail Value $14.99 each (found here for $6 each)
- Blooming Autumn Pumpkin Spice Scented Pinecones, 3 pinecones – Estimated Value $2.33 (buy a 10 oz. bag for $6.99, found here for $2.80)
- Darice Low Temp Mini Glue Gun with Trigger – Retail Value $4.99 (found here for $3.80)
- Darice Glue Sticks – Hot Temp – 7/16 x 4 inches, 4 sticks – Estimated Value $1.10 (Buy 20 for $5.52)
Additional materials needed but not included in the box were a ruler and scissors. I used my fabric scissors and measuring tape, but any will do.
The first step was to create the bow! I cut an 18-inch section of the burlap into 4 pieces that were used to create the bow. The instructions specify the exact measurements for each piece. In the end, I used every piece of the remaining burlap to cover the straw wreath so, I suggest measuring twice and cutting once!
With the pieces cut, I started creating the bow. I read the instructions at least 3 times before I got it! The two longest pieces of burlap create the loops of the bow, the medium size piece creates the tail of the bow and the smallest piece holds it all together. If that’s confusing, YouTube has a ton of examples.
The final step for the bow was to tie it all together and create triangle cuts on the tail pieces. If I were to redo this project, I would make the tail piece and smaller piece of the burlap a little longer. This would make assembling the bow a little easier and the bow a tad bit longer.
In the next steps, I wrapped the wreath with the burlap. I highly recommend leaving on the shrink wrap that covers the straw wreath. I removed the shrink wrap and ended up with tons of rogue pieces of straw on my clothes, table, and floor!
Now my wreath is wrapped! As mentioned above, there is just enough burlap to cover the wreath. If you overlap the burlap too much, you risk running out and having to unwrap and start all over again.
Time to decorate the wreath! In the next step, I removed the artificial flowers from the stems of the bouquets and placed the bow, flowers, and accessories where I would like them on the wreath.
When satisfied with my design, I use the hot glue gun to add the bow, flowers, and foliage to the wreath. I made a few last-minute additions to balance out the colors and added a little foliage for interest to the arrangement.
So, here’s the final product! I love how it came out and I think it looks great hanging on my front door.
The scented pinecones were included to bring the scent of Autumn to your home. I placed them on the side table next to my favorite reading corner. They smell amazing!
Verdict: This month’s Adults and Crafts craft project was fun and easy! However, it did take more than that estimated 1 hour to complete due to all the gluing. Creating the bow was probably the most difficult step. Overall, I really like how the autumn wreath came out. It looks really nice in part to the well thought-out and quality materials.
To Wrap Up:
Can I get this box if I sign up today?: If you order now you won’t receive this box however, you can order the Autumn Wreath DIY Kit from the Adults and Crafts shop for $37.
Coupon – Use code CRAFTADDICTION to get free shipping on your first box!
Value Breakdown: The cost of this box is $39.95 ($33 + $6.95 shipping) and creates one autumn wreath, plus the glue gun that can be used for future projects. The retail value of the materials is $53.76 – twice as much as last month’s box! This is a fantastic value.
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