Confetti Grace DIY Box + Bonus Box Review – May/June 2020
Confetti Grace is a bi-monthly DIY craft subscription that sends a box filled with enough craft supplies to create 2 of the same featured projects. That way, you have one to keep for yourself and one to give away.
“Throw Kindness Around Like Confetti” is this company’s motto, and these projects give the gift of quality time with family and friends. To top it off, 20% of net profits are donated to worldwide charities!
Please note: this subscription changed its cadence from monthly deliveries to bi-monthly deliveries.
There are two subscription options: regular bi-monthly boxes for $28.95/shipment, or the option to add on an additional project set to make with a friend for $34.95/shipment.
This review is for the Original Subscription DIY box, which is $28.95 bi-monthly (plus free shipping to the continental US).
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 Confetti Grace
The Subscription Box: Confetti Grace Original DIY box
The Cost: $28.95 bi-monthly + free US shipping
COUPON: Use code confettimsa5 to save $5 off your first box!
The Products: A specially curated box filled with enough craft supplies to create 2 of one project: one to keep, and one to give away, or to share with a friend! (Recommended ages are 8 years – adult)
Ships to: The continental US for free!
Confetti Grace Original DIY Box May/June 2020 Review
Confetti Grace is an extremely fun box, and because we haven’t left the house in 2 months, I am looking for any source of excitement I can find!! I was especially delighted to see that they sent a bonus box as a surprise 2 weeks before we received our bi-monthly box! What a treat! We’ll get more into that in a bit. For this month, we received all of the necessary supplies to create 2 banners, 2 signs, 2 greeting cards, and 2 gift bags. The bonus box included supplies to make 2 wooden bookmarks, and 2 wood blocks (more on that below.)
Every month, this box comes with an instruction sheet detailing the steps to create the included projects. I find the pictures most helpful, but if extra assistance is needed, their website and YouTube channel are also very helpful. This month the projects were very customizable, which was really fun and let our imaginations fly! The kids were extremely excited to share the extra kit to create themselves!
We also received a Confetti Grace business card. This card has all the pertinent info you need to learn a bit more about this subscription. It’s awesome to see that they donate 20% of their net profits to charity. The website just announced that they were able to donate $1,059 to the “World Vision” project, and more than $500 to “The Birthday Party Project” which helps provide birthday parties for children who are experiencing homelessness. They also packed over 100 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child this past year! Talk about amazing!
Project #1: Pennant Banner
The first project we created was these cute pennant banners. I love the fact that they can be made reversible if I wanted!
Chipboard Pennants, 2 ct – Retail Value $2.69 each
We received two packs of chipboard pennants. Each package included nine extra heavy triangular pennants. I found these to be of good quality, and they laid nice and flat.
Check out this stack of assorted paper! I am a paper hoarder, and I was really excited to receive the variety of paper that we did. I loved the red, white, and blue theme, especially because the red-and-white striped paper played on the Fourth of July theme! I also was pleased to see the summer style papers, which my kids wanted to use! This paper was of average quality and worked well with the Mod Podge to stick to the pennants.
We received 3 rolls of twine in red, natural, and white. This twine was used to customize the pennants. I also used small pieces to embellish the signs.
Hole Punch – Retail Value $2.99
Because we needed to cut out our paper to attach it to the pennants, we also received a hole punch to punch the holes for the twine. I was really happy to receive this tool, because while I have one…it seems to have grown legs and disappeared for the moment!
I love that this box includes all of the necessary supplies to create these crafts. These paint brushes are used for the Mod Podge, and while we only used one, I love that we have an extra for another project!
Scrappy Cat Glitter Glue – Retail Value $1.99
Yay! Glitter glue! I love glitter, and clear glitter is a really fun addition to any craft project! I found the tip to work well and create detailed work. My son loved this product, and added some to his creation…
Mod Podge, 2 fl oz – Retail Value $0.97
Like previous boxes, we have received a bottle of Mod Podge. This stuff is so versatile that you can use it on just about anything! I love having extras around, so this is always a welcome item in the box!
This month, you could customize a word to decorate your banner by sending Confetti Grace an email. I didn’t send an email and received “HOORAY.” While I liked the font and the saying, I chose to save these letters for a different project.
Avery Glue Stic – Buy a 6 pack for $3.48
Like the Mod Podge, we tend to receive a lot of glue sticks with this subscription, and I am definitely not complaining! My kids use glue almost daily, and I am a fan of the disappearing color!
Washable School Glue
We also received a small container of washable school glue, which is safe and non-toxic. Between the Mod Podge, glue stick, and this glue, we will definitely be set! I found this glue to be of the same quality as your standard Elmer’s glue.
Wooden Star Embellishments
How cute are these stars! I love the varying sizes and textures of each of these little babies! I am definitely getting some Fourth of July vibes from these little guys! They may have just inspired me!
This month, my crafting buddies were raring to go! Because we received 2 sets of pennant banner triangles, I created one, and I gave Hank and Charlie each a few of the triangles from the other package so they could each create their own. I gave them free rein of how they wanted their finished projects to look, and they were completely thrilled with their end results. Hank and I took the traditional route and followed the included instructions. We traced our triangle shape from the paper of our choice, and cut them out with very sharp scissors. After that, we punched holes in the appropriate spots so they would line up on the chipboard. Using the Mod Podge, we applied a thin layer to the back of the paper, lined it up on our chipboard, and stuck it down. Once that part was complete, we went ahead and added star embellishments, paper stripes, and stickers. After letting our triangles dry for about an hour, we strung them onto the included twine. This project was very customizable and gave us so many options. I opted not to use the included saying on my banner because I had a vision for it in my living room. I was quite happy with how it turned out!
Here are some close-up shots of our pennant creations. Because I didn’t want to give away our other projects just yet, I saved the full photographs for the end! Like I mentioned above, Hank and I took the traditional approach, while Charlie made his very own special creation that now hangs on the wall in his bedroom.
Project #2: Wood Sign Décor
2 Small Wooden Signs
Here we received 2 small rectangular wooden signs. These signs also feature 2 staples in the back to thread twine through for hanging. Enclosed between the signs were these white paper cutouts that we are to use on the signs. One features 3 hearts, while the other one says “Celebrate.”
To embellish our signs we also received a small amount of silver wire and eight small silver paper fasteners.
More months than not we receive a charm. This month we received a really cute silver star charm. I wasn’t quite sure what to do with this charm at first, but I was able to incorporate it into my sign and was very happy with the added detail! See below for pics!
Honestly, this project couldn’t have been easier. All I did was trace the wooden sign onto my background paper, apply Mod Podge, and stick it on. While that was drying, I chose the colors I wanted my hearts to be, then cut out small rectangles to glue them behind the white. I decided to add the paper fasteners to each corner, like the directions suggested, but I went one step further and added a mat of the red and white striped paper behind the hearts. I also used my included twine with the star charm and fastened that one the middle heart. I thought it really pulled it together for a cute look. The instructions suggested the “Celebrate” sign to coincide with Earth Day, and while they just butted a green and blue piece of paper together, I cut out some designs to try and make it look more like the earth. Because I just can’t resist embellishments, I also added twine with a bow to the bottom just to give it a little more pizzazz.
Project #3: Greeting Cards
This month’s card project was really easy – almost a little too easy, but it turned out cute.
I am a fan of the card kits they send. They include the card, envelope, and some of the items you can use in one plastic bag. These are the main components, but items like the glue and assorted paper that are posted above are also needed for this project.
Honestly, these cards were a little too easy. All you had to do was glue the “YAY” cutout onto a piece of paper and cut it to fit the card. On the orange card, I did use the rest of the paper fasteners just for a little more detail. Very simple!
No Confetti Grace box would be complete without a gift bag and tissue paper! I love that this box sends us everything to be able to give this project as a gift! While we aren’t gifting our projects this month, I do appreciate my growing stash of bags for small, last-minute birthday party gifts!
Here are close-ups of all this month’s creations we made.
And here are some ways that this month’s home décor projects can be displayed! I am really loving the way the Fourth of July décor looks, and I also appreciate Hank’s pennant and Charlie’s unique wall hanging!
When you subscribe this month for the May/June box, you will receive this separate bonus box!
For our bonus box we received 2 wooden bookmarks and 2 wooden blocks. The directions were easy to follow and really easy to customize! It was a really fun, cute box!
Here are my completed projects! Didn’t they turn out cute?
Verdict: Confetti Grace is a lot of fun! This month we received our bonus box before the regular box, and really enjoyed creating the cute wooden blocks and the bookmarks. I really liked that the regular box pennants were so customizable and came with so many goodies that we could use to add our own flair to them. While the wooden signs were small, I thought they were cute, and I was especially happy with the way my Fourth of July one came out. I felt the regular box was a bit light compared to other months, but also felt it was balanced out by the bonus box. The crafts were easy to make and easy to clean up, as everything is included. My kids really enjoyed our craft time, and we can’t wait to see what is in store for July!
Confetti Grace costs $28.95 per bi-monthly delivery, so each gift package averages out to about $14.48. While I feel this may have been a bit steep for the regular box, the addition of the bonus box made me feel a lot better about the value. Besides having all of our new décor, we also have a lot of leftover craft supplies that we will be able to use on future projects!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, and you’ll receive the bonus box as well!
COUPON: Use code confettimsa5 to save $5 off your first box!
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
What do you think of this month’s Confetti Grace? Who did you share your project with?