Adults & Crafts Subscription Box Review + Coupon – November 2018


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Adults and Crafts is a monthly DIY subscription that helps subscribers “learn new crafting techniques to help you create useful, beautiful products you will be proud to have made.”

This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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About Adults & Craft

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

Ships to: US

Adults & Crafts Triangle Shelves & Photo Block Kit November 2018 Review

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The project for November creates a set of triangle shelves and a photo block. The print-out lists all the materials included, materials needed and step by step instructions with pictures to complete the projects.

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Three nested triangle shelves and a photo block are included with endless options for decorating and arranging the items for display.

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Five paint options are included to decorate the triangle shelves and photo block. The colors are black, white, blue, gold and silver.

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Three paint brushes are included, one foam brush, one flat paintbrush and a fine tip brush for the smallest details. Masking Tape is also provided to assist with geometric designs and sharp edges if desired.

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Finally, hangers and nails are included to hang the triangle shelves if desired. Another option is to display the shelves on a desk or tabletop.

The materials in the box included:

Additional materials suggested but not included in the box was a hammer, water of cup, ruler and something to protect your workspace when painting. Additionally, I used scissors to cut the masking tape and disposable bowls to hold the paint while painting.

Let’s jump into this month’s Adults and Crafts project!

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The first step was to choose the paint design and color schemes. I’m in the process of decorating my new office so I choose white and gold paints to match the color scheme. I choose simple yet modern and chic geometric patterns for the shelves and block. Next, I meticulously applied the masking tape to the shelves and block and prepared my space for painting.

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I started with the white paint first. Because I was worried that I would run out of paint having chosen the same colors for each item, I initially applied only a thin layer of white paint. When assured that I had enough paint, I applied a second coat.

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Next, I cleaned the brushes and prepared to paint using the glorious gold metallic paint. It would have been great if more foam brushes were included in the box. This paint color is phenomenal! I love the intensity of the color and the slight simmer.

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After allowing time for the paint to dry, I removed the masking tape and made minor touch-ups using the fine tip paint brush. Applying the hardware is simple but I skipped this step because I intend to display the items on my desk.

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How cool are these? I absolutely love the finished product! It will be a nice addition to my new office!

Verdict: This craft project was fun, easy and allowed space for individual taste and creativity. The 2-4 hours estimate is fair but really depends on the designs you choose and how intricate they are. The acrylic paint is fast drying so not much time is needed to allow the paint to dry. This craft kit can be completed in one evening so it would be a great choice for a craft party! Overall, I love how the project came out. The largest triangle shelf is my favorite.

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 may be able to find this craft kit in the Adults and Crafts shop here.

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 3 triangle shelves and a photo block plus leftover paint and supplies that can be used for future projects. The retail value of the materials is $20.51 not including the flat and fine tip paint brushes and drywall nails. At a little over half the price of the box itself, it doesn’t make for a good value. However, the project and the end result were very nice.

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Written by Shatae Hutchinson

Shatae Hutchinson

Hi, I’m Shatae; pronounced shhh-tay! I work in IT Healthcare, I’m married to my high school sweetheart and we have 2 cool kids. I am obsessed with black culture, lifestyle, travel and art made by and featuring women of color. I also love trendy plus-size fashion and accessories, eclectic and bohemian home décor and all things self-care, mental health and fitness. My favorite box is Izzy & Liv’s Brown Sugar Box; a monthly box offering tees, accessories and lifestyle products designed for black women. I also subscribe to TheSelfCareBox, FabFitFun, CauseBox and Merkaela. Being a wife and full-time working mom, subscription boxes are one of the few things that are just for me! They are fun, convenient, reasonably priced and full of surprises.

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Posted in Adults & Crafts Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: adults and crafts | 2 comments

2 Comments

  1. I like the way the shelves and photo cube turned out. This actually seems like a project I could do as well! Thank you for the review.

    • Thanks for the comment, Vanessa! It wasn’t hard at all and I got a lot of compliments on them at work.

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