Pop Shop America Craft In Style Box Review + Coupon – October 2018
Pop Shop America is a Houston, Texas shop and website that sells indie clothing and handmade jewelry. They offer five different monthly subscription options:
- Monthly Pop Box, which combines a sampling of all of their subscription box goodies in one.
- Craft In Style Box, which provides supplies and inspiration for various creative projects.
- Handmade Beauty Box, which features 3 different handmade body care items from different makers and featured artists each month.
- Handmade Jewelry Box, which sends 2-3 new pieces of handmade jewelry each month.
- Monthly Print Box, which thoughtfully curates 2 high-quality art prints and a complimentary goodie each month.
This is a review of the $29.00 a month Craft In Style Box.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
About Pop Shop America
The Subscription Box: Pop Shop America Craft In Style Box
The Cost: $29.00 per month + shipping
The Products: You will get one craft kit per month along with a complimentary bonus item.
Ships to: Worldwide (shipping costs vary depending on country)
October 2018 Craft In Style Box Review
This card holds the instructions for October’s Craft in Style Box: A Minimalist Fall Wreath. They list a few basic instructions on this sheet and suggest visiting here for a more in depth tutorial.
Here are the items sent to create the minimalist wreath:
Embroidery Hoop – Retail Value $1.79
This hoop measures 6 inches. They also include a glue stick and a tube of E6000 glue to adhere the flair to this ring.
Macrame Rope – Retail Value $4.99
The rope they sent is already cut into 13, 35-inch pieces.
I like the fall leaf colors and the inclusion of the green leaves to create a nice contrast.
Hmm.. there are some snowy pinecones in here and a weird mushroom. And acorns!
Here are a few decorative succulents, too.
I am confused as to why they sent a few different types of foliage. I definitely won’t be able to make the full-looking design they have pictured on the website here with what they included in this kit.
Pinback and Bobby Pin
These were sent as a bonus to make a decorative pin or hairpin.
The first step is to tie the rope into macrame knots around the 6-inch embroidery hoop. I separated all the ropes and grabbed one to start. I made the two ends meet creating a loop at the opposite side. Since I was doing this on a flat surface, to help keep the rope at even lengths and in place, I put the loop underneath the hoop and pulled it around.
I then brought the ends up to meet the loop and pulled them through the loop making my first knot!
And then a second knot!
And then all the knots came to the party! This is actually the front of the hoop, but I decided (accidentally) that I was going to use the knotted side as the front of my wreath (because that is the side I accidentally started gluing my leaves to).
I was disappointed by the faux foliage they provided in this kit. There are three different motifs to the flair and not enough of any of them for a comprehensive wreath. I can’t mix fall leaves with winter pinecones and succulents – I just can’t. I decided to gather all the leaves and stick to what this craft was meant to be: a fall wreath.
I glued all of the green leaves together and placed the other leaves where I thought they should go. I also included the acorns, because why not! I needed a little extra flair on this piece.
After gluing the leaves and acorns on the embroidery hoop, I cut the rope ends at an angle to add a little more interest to this craft.
And here is the finished project! After cutting the ends, I frayed them out a bit – and she is shaggy! My sister told me that it looked like someone wearing a hat, but you know what they say about haters.
Verdict: Pop Shop America likes to mix it up month to month. As far as crafting goes, I am a noob, but I make a good solid effort (and I usually enjoy the process, too!). I like being creative in different aspects of my life, but Craft In Style Box is a fun way to brush the surface of different artistries without committing to a tedious project that I’d probably never finish.
Broken record: although I enjoyed this little project, I wish they would have stuck with one aesthetic instead of including succulents, winter and fall decorations. I felt limited on what I could make with what they provided. All in all, I like this monthly box; without it, I wouldn’t be exercising my craft muscles.. but I feel this could be recreated for way cheaper with one visit to a craft store.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Each month features a different craft, so if you order today, you would receive the October box.
Coupon – Use code MYSUBADDICTION to save 10% off!
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
What was your favorite item in this month’s Pop Shop America’s Craft In Style Box?