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Lil’ Grace DIY Subscription Box Review – December 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 2-3 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 + $4.95 for shipping each month.

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 + $4.95 for US shipping

COUPON: Use code confettimsa5 to save $5 off your first box.

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 $4.95

Lil’ Grace Monthly DIY Box December 2020 Review

Lil’ Grace is a newer addition to the Confetti Grace family and I am hooked! From the opening of this box to completing the projects, my kids and I have a blast with this box and couldn’t wait to see what we would receive this month. Usually, we receive our box mid-month, but this month, due to supplier issues we didn’t get this box until after Christmas, which they did apologize about, explaining they paid for expedited shipping for everyone this month to try and get them out on time. Because I keep my Christmas decorations up through January, we were able to create our little trees and debut them for the rest of the month. Check out below to see how they turned out!

Included in our box, is a note letting us know that trees may vary from kit to kit because of low availability.

In boxes past, we have received a charm as a bonus item, but this month we received an edible item instead, in the form of a candy cane. Charlie has fallen in love with the taste of peppermint and was happy to snack on this while creating his tree.

Because the Lil’ Grace projects are smaller and more straight-forward than their larger box, we receive loose instructions on how to complete these projects without any illustrations. These directions leave room for customization and give you the ability to really make these projects your own.

Sisal Tree Supplies

For our mini project this month we received the supplies to make 3 sisal trees standing on decorated wooden boxes. In all honesty, I had to look up “sisal tree” as I didn’t know that is what these little decorative trees were called!

 

For our project, we received 3 wooden blocks with holes in the top, 3 sisal trees, (two green and one white) decorative beads and glitter, cardboard décor, string, tacky glue, and a glue stick.

Gift Bag with Card and Envelope

Confetti Grace suggests keeping one of these gifts for yourself, and giving one away, so along with the packaging supplies for one of our gifts, we also received a small card with a minimalistic design. I just love the curation of the packaging – especially the twine and wooden snowflake detail – it will make any package feel extra special…but will we be able to give one of our trees away?!?

Creating the Trees

 

To create this month’s project I used a pair of sharp scissors and cut out all of the decorative paper. Hank and Charlie each picked the scenes they wanted for their trees and we cut them to fit each side of their block. While the instructions say to use the glue stick, Hank used the tacky glue and Charlie used the glue stick so they could make their trees at the same time. I do suggest using a paintbrush to brush on the tacky glue if deciding to use that method. Once the papers were glued onto the sides, they popped the tree into the hole on the top of the block. Hank decided to add a few beads, while Charlie left his au natural. They didn’t add the string on the top, as they wanted to put these on their nightstands. For my tree, I went a little off course….like usual! My Grandma Carol used to make little candy boxes out of her old Christmas cards and yarn. Each Christmas we would each have a box with chocolates in it. Using her idea, I used a special card I received from my aunt and cut it to fit my box. Because this was a heavier weighted paper, I used the tacky glue. After I placed my tree in the hole, I used a paintbrush and added some beads. Once dry, I set them out to display.

 

Here are our finished trees. All of our paper stuck well, and they turned out quite charming. Hank was a little worried as he added a bit too much glue to his beads, causing a “gloopy” look, but we can happily report the glue dried completely clear and it looks absolutely lovely now…phew!

 

As you can see, we have strewn the trees throughout the house on various shelves with our other Christmas décor. The kids originally wanted to put these in their rooms, but I talked them into leaving them downstairs so we can enjoy looking at them all day.

Verdict: Lil’ Grace DIY Box is so much fun. Getting these crafts that create fun and simple works of art that not only kids can do, but turn out beautifully is exactly what I look for in a subscription. The fact that I am able to customize these projects is a huge plus, and getting to spend quality time with my kids on something other than “Distance Learning” is dear to my heart! I admittedly was a little bummed we didn’t receive this month’s box on time, but I understand things happen and with the heart-felt apology and explanation, I feel Confetti Grace handled this situation the best they could. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for January!

Lil’ Grace Monthly DIY Box costs $14.95 + $4.95 per monthly delivery, so each tree averages out to about $6.63. I feel this was a decent value as we also received a card, wooden snowflake, and packaging supplies to give one as a gift. That coupled with the fact that we have leftover glue, and 3 decorations that we actually will display is a win for me!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you’ll receive the January delivery.

COUPON: Use code confettimsa5 to save $5 off your first box.

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

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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!

Posted in Confetti Grace Reviews, Craft Subscription Boxes, Lil' Grace Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: lil grace | 9 comments

Comments (9)

  1. What a great idea to use a Christmas card you received. I never know what to do with holiday/birthday cards and I always feel so guilty just throwing them into the recycling bin.

    • Thank you Bethani! I too feel guilty….hence why I have a tote filled with them 🤣

  2. Becca! I LOVE your grandma’s post x-mas cards idea, and that you deco-hacked the DIY craft using a card from your aunt!!!! I love it!! I wish I had done that! I 💗 Confetti and Lil’ Grace!! I wanted to mention that thanks to your Nov/Dec Confetti Grace review – I reactivated my subscription.

    • Thank you so much Fern Snow! I’m glad you liked those ideas! I love, love, love crafts, and try to incorporate any piece of my family into things I can. I’m so glad you love these subscriptions as much as I do. I see they have the January Lil’ Grace box posted on their website….I don’t want to spoil it, but I can’t wait to put it on my mantle! 💕

      • Becca! [Gleeful] I 👀 their site just before getting your reply [Joyful] I’m looking forward to your next review/share 🤩

  3. So cute. I wish I was good at actually sitting down and completing things. I’m glad you are!

    • Thanks Boxy Fox! These projects are quick and easy, so they don’t take long 🙂

  4. Those are adorable!!

    • Thank you jen! ❤

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