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Lil’ Grace DIY Subscription Box Review – August 2020

Because of popular demand, the bi-monthly Confetti Grace Box is now offering a new monthly mini box! Lil’ Grace DIY Box is a new monthly DIY craft subscription that sends a box filled with enough craft supplies to create 2 featured projects that are just as high quality as the original box, but on a smaller scale!

“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!

This review is for the Lil’ Grace Monthly DIY Box which is $14.95 each month (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: Lil’ Grace Monthly DIY Box

The Cost: $14.95 monthly + free US shipping

The Products: A specially curated mini 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!

Lil’ Grace Monthly DIY Box August 2020 Review

I am so excited to receive the new Lil’ Grace Monthly DIY Box to review! I love the original bi-monthly version, so a mini kit every month will be the perfect way to get my craft fix in while working, gardening, and balancing my home life! Last month’s original version featured a succulent planter, and I’m really happy to announce that the mini kit this month also features succulents…in the form of magnets! Do you think the themes will play off each other every month? I sure hope so!! Read below to see how our little magnets turned out!

The instructions for this month’s project were adhered to the lid of the box. This method was great as I didn’t misplace them, or lose them in my chaos! I love the fact that the instructions are pretty loose, giving us suggestions on how to personalize our planter magnets to our liking.

Succulent Planter Magnets

For our mini project this month, we received not two, but THREE mini wooden planters to create our magnets. While we veered off the path a bit with ours, they turned out cute and were fun and easy to make.

 

Wooden Planters

Check out this sweet little cardboard box! Inside, packaged with loose paper crinkles, are our three wooden planters. I love the fact that this box was used as a shipping method, but can also be used for gifting…very economical! The planters themselves are only about 2 inches wide and absolutely darling!

 

Paint Pots

Also in the above cardboard box, we received a variety of 4 paint pots and one pot of glue. All of the caps were on tight and we had no leakage issues, and they were also packaged in a separate plastic bag in case of a mishap! While I typically enjoy these lovely colors of paint, Autumn is on my brain, so this is where I veered off course…

 

Planter Embellishments

Also packaged in its own little bag were our embellishments. We received a bit of moss and 6 small succulents.

Large Succulent

Because this succulent was a bit on the large side it didn’t fit in the baggie and was gently placed alongside the other items in the box for perfect arrival.

Permanent Marker

I can always use more permanent markers in my life. Am I the only one whose markers grow legs and wander off, never to be seen again? While I didn’t use this tool for our succulent planter magnets, I did use it to label the 14 quarts of dilly beans I canned today, so it was very useful to me!!

Paint Brush

I love how this subscription sends all supplies needed to create our monthly projects, and we found this paintbrush to be comfortable and easy to use. The thicker tip glided in the paint very nicely, and I admire the fact that it is a tool that I can wash and use over and over again.

Magnets

To turn our succulent planters into refrigerator friendly magnets, we obviously have to add some magnets. These self-sticking magnets peel off on the back and are able to be applied right to the wooden planter. I applied them first in that manner, and after about 20 minutes I heard something hit the floor: that being the wooden planter with the magnet left on the refrigerator…this was an easy fix with a bit of hot glue to save the day!

 

Packaging Additions

To go with our project this month, we received a sweet little brown envelope with the tiniest clothespin I have ever seen attached! In this little envelope is a blank card featuring a potted succulent, a coordinating envelope, a Confetti Grace business card, and an embellished tag we can add to our box if we are giving this as a gift. (Check out the wooden “HELLO” detail!! Does it get any cuter?!)

 

We started our project by first setting up our painting station. I was happy to see this month’s box contained three magnets, which meant both of my kids and I were able to create our own projects! After laying down old placemats, we were ready to paint. Using the included paint pots, we all brushed our planters in our chosen colors. Like I said above, I started with white paint, but wanted a bit more of an autumn vibe, so I pulled out the red glitter. While I enjoyed the look of glitter, it may have been a mistake, as both of my kids wanted to do glitter as well. I told Charlie he should leave his pink and yellow, but he needed a bit of sparkle too, so we went a little off the path…anyways, once the glitter dried we used a bit of glue to paint the inside of the planter. While the glue was wet, we divided the moss up and each placed a bit onto the glue. Since I’m the boss, I chose my succulent first, going with the big guy. The kids each grabbed the mini succulents, and using a dab more of glue, set them in the moss in their desired locations. We then stuck the magnets on the back and placed them on the fridge.

 

Like I explained under the magnet section, after about 20 minutes our magnet loosened from the planter falling onto the floor, warranting the use of my hot glue gun. I also gave the succulents a drop of hot glue as well, just to be safe. Since the hot glue, they have been nicely secured to the fridge for over 24 hours!

 

And here is the finished project all painted, glittered, glued up, and packaged – ready to be given as a gift! Isn’t it unique and special as can be?

Verdict: This was my first Lil’ Grace DIY Box and I am a fan! This mini box was just what we needed to get out of our crafting slump! Between outside work and inside chores, we haven’t had enough fun lately, so to get out the paints and glitter and create these little succulent magnets just made our day. I found the quality of supplies, the final project itself, and the quality time I had with my kids was definitely worth the $14.95! I can’t wait to see what’s in store for next month!

Lil’ Grace Monthly DIY Box costs $14.95 per monthly delivery, so each magnet averages out to about $4.98. I feel this was a decent value as we also received a card, gift tag, and packaging supplies to give one as a gift. That coupled with the fact that we have paint, glue, the marker, and the paintbrush left over for other craft projects is a win for me!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? You’ll receive the September delivery, featuring wooden and fabric signs for fall.

Check out all of our Confetti Grace reviews and our top craft box subscriptions as voted on by our readers!

Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add the original Confetti Grace box to your subscription list or wishlist!

What do you think of the Lil’ Grace Monthly DIY Box? Who did you share your project with?


Written by Becca Peterson

Becca Peterson

While I am taking a time-out from being a Clinical Laboratory Scientist, I am currently staying at home with my 2 sweet boys! My first subscription was Julep thanks to happening upon the MSA website, and it all went downhill from there! I have subscribed to Ipsy, Boxycharm, Degustabox, Julep, Graze, Bluum, Walmart, and more because I love a good surprise! I truly am a subscription addict!

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Comments (6)

  1. I have a love/hate relationship with glitter!!!!! 😭😭😭

    • I was going to say something similar! Glitter is like an alien substance. Once it’s out, it’s around for months (at least in my house 🤣). I was going to remark on how brave she was to get it out in the first place! Very impressed! Also, the magnets are so stinking cute!!

      • Thanks for commenting Laura 🙂 I agree on the glitter subject! My husband always panics when he sees the glitter box come out – I just quote The Lion King and say “I laugh in the face of danger” hahahha!

    • Thanks for commenting Another Ashley! You just gotta go for it! The floor can always use a little sparkle 😀

  2. I LOVE my little succulents!!! I almost think they are too cute for my fridge! Both this little box and the bigger Confetti Grace succulent box were my favorites ever! (My magnets also fell off. My husband has some kind of glue in his shop in garage that he used to fix it for me and they’ve stayed perfectly since.)

    • They are darling aren’t they? I gifted one to my mom and she LOVED it! I have decided they are the cutest magnets I have on my fridge! I’m glad you enjoyed them as much as me Pamela! Thanks for commenting! <3

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