Category Archives: Craft Subscription Boxes

Darby Smart Girl October 2015 Review

Darby Smart Girl is a relatively new subscription box service that delivers materials to complete a craft or art project.  Boxes are delivered bi-monthly (December, February, April, June, August, and October) with FREE SHIPPING on all plans.  Pricing is as follows:

One month – $19

3 months – $57

6 months (full year) – $95

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August’s Darby Smart Box was a win for Natalya and her friend.  I’m hoping this month is just as fabulous!

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Doodle Crate October 2015 Review

Doodle Crate is a subscription based service that delivers “materials and inspiration for an amazing handmade project” on a monthly basis.  Pricing is as follows, all include free shipping:

$19.95 for one month

$19.95 per month for 3 months, paid upfront

$18.50 per month for 6 months, paid upfront

$16.95 per month for 12 months, paid upfront

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My girls are almost always interested in their Doodle Crates.  I wonder what they have in store for us this month.

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Tinker Crate LED Holiday Luminary November 2015 Review

Tinker Crate is a subscription based service that offers a “laboratory for hands-on experiments delivered every month”.  Tinker Crate specifically focuses on experiments that are science, technology, and engineering based.  They are currently offering a LED Holiday Luminary box that we just had to order.  Normally they charge shipping for their single crate orders, but all holiday crates are shipping free from Koala Crate, Kiwi Crate, Doodle Crate, and Tinker Crate!  Pricing is as follows:

$19.95 for one LED Holiday Luminary box

There is a discount offered for multiple boxes purchased.

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We subscribe to Doodle Crate and have never ordered a Tinker Crate before.  We’re not quite sure what to expect, but we’re excited!  Today we had no extra curricular activities.  Katrina claimed a Doodle Crate project and Natalya claimed this one.  I love when things work out like that!

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CalliNote October 2015 Review

CalliNote is a subscription based service that delivers all the supplies needed to create a custom journal, complete with instructions, as well as writing prompts or conversation starters to be used in conjunction with the journal.  Pricing is as follows, all include free shipping:

$19.95 for one month

$55.95 for three months

$99.95 per month for six months

(CalliNote pricing went down after our first box over the summer.  I think this pricing is definitely more appropriate and will make this subscription more accessible to families!)

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Katrina loved her first CalliNote box and was thrilled to receive this one!  We wonder what the theme is going to be…

DISCLOSURE: THIS BOX IS A COMPLIMENTARY BOX SENT BY CALLINOTE.

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Doodle Crate Halloween Candles October 2015 Review

Doodle Crate is a subscription based service that delivers “materials and inspiration for an amazing handmade project” on a monthly basis.  This month I chose to purchase a special Halloween Craft Box called “Halloween Candles”.  It was $18.95 plus $4.95 shipping.  It is still available on their website.

If you are interested in their regular monthly Doodle Crate, pricing is as follows, all include free shipping:

$19.95 for one month

$19.95 per month for 3 months, paid upfront

$18.50 per month for 6 months, paid upfront

$16.95 per month for 12 months, paid upfront

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I couldn’t resist purchasing this candle making kit!!  It will be a pleasant surprise for the kids, too!

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For the Makers September 2015 Runaway Collection Review

For The Makers is a subscription based service that delivers all the supplies needed to create four “DIY pieces you’ll love now and for seasons to come”.  Pricing is as follows, including free shipping:

$29 per month

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We really enjoyed the last For the Makers we received a couple weeks ago.  I can’t wait to see what this month’s box has in store for us!

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Doodle Crate August 2015 Review

Doodle Crate is a subscription based service that delivers “materials and inspiration for an amazing handmade project” on a monthly basis.  Pricing is as follows, all include free shipping:

$19.95 for one month

$19.95 per month for 3 months, paid upfront

$18.50 per month for 6 months, paid upfront

$16.95 per month for 12 months, paid upfront

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We opened this Doodle Crate back in August, but it included only enough supplies to make one substantial project so I had to wait until one child was out and about before making this.  They get so jealous if I pay too much attention to the other!

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For The Makers Hello Trouble Collection Review

For The Makers is a subscription based service that delivers all the supplies needed to create four “DIY pieces you’ll love now and for seasons to come”.  Pricing is as follows, including free shipping:

$29 per month

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I ordered this For The Makers box with a deal that offered a free mystery collection with any new subscription.  I’m not sure whether both kits are in this box or just the old one or just the new one.  Either way, can’t wait to find out what’s in it!

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Green Kid Crafts July 2015 Review

Green Kid Crafts is a subscription based service that delivers “3-4 award winning Creativity and STEM Science Kits (science, technology, engineering, and math) designed by experts to build confidence, flex creativity, and make kids smarter”.  Boxes are designed for ages 3-10.  Pricing is as follows, including free shipping:

$19.95 for one month

$19.95 per month for three months

$18.95 per month for six months

$17.95 per month for twelve months

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Katrina really enjoys crafts, so she’s happy to see the Green Kid Crafts box!  We did think last month’s box was a little young for her…maybe this box will be a little bit of a better fit.

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Darby Smart Girl August 2015 Review

Darby Smart Girl is a relatively new subscription box service that delivers materials to complete a craft or art project.  Boxes are delivered bi-monthly (December, February, April, June, August, and October) with FREE SHIPPING on all plans.  Pricing is as follows:

One month – $19

3 months – $57

6 months (full year) – $95

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We still haven’t finished the June 2015 Darby Smart Girl Box.  Maybe this month’s box will be a bigger hit for my girls…

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