Darby Smart Haul – November 2014
I’m excited to share a look at my Darby Smart Haul – November 2014 with you! If you’re not familiar, Darby Smart has leading designers that launch simple DIY craft projects based on the latest fashion and home trends. They turn their projects into kits that include chic materials and simple instructions, and then they send them to you. You can purchase a single kit, just supplies or subscribe to their monthly MYSTERY BOX!! Then you can create a unique design and show off your own style! If you love crafting and surprises then this box is for you!
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Here are the 3 kits I purchased and Darby Smart’s photos (see my results below).
With each kit you receive all the supplies for the project, plus a code on the back of a card so you can log into their web site and see the instructions.
Critter Rings Project – $19.00 (In the video I said it was $15, but that was with a coupon)
Animal Canisters – $14.00 (In the video I said it was $17, but it was really only $14…yea!)
Skull Napkins Project – $29 (In the video I said it was $14.50, but that was with a coupon)
So here are the two Critter Ring Dishes my mom and I did. My mom’s is on the left and mine is on the right. The gold paint pens were not easy to use. The paint flow was inconsistent and it was nearly impossible to make it look nice.
TIP: If I would have known this, I think I would have used some masking tape to make like a template and use it as a guide.
Result: These are being given to my sister and niece for Xmas as a joke, lol!
So here are the four Skull Napkins my mom and I did. My mom’s two are on the top and my two are on the bottom. We discovered that we LOVE stencils! This project was easy to do and even my 84 year old mom who has dementia was successful at it. I think she felt good that she created something decent after the Critter Ring Dishes disaster, lol!!
TIP: Put a magazine or paper towels under the napkin as the paint does soak through a bit.
TIP: Wash the stencil between each napkin. We didn’t and a few times some leftover marker got on the new napkin.
TIP: Use some Washi tape (as in pic below) to tape down the corners of the stencil to help keep it from moving.
TIP: Stick with using just a few of the colors. I did my first one (bottom left) just trying a bunch of different colors and didn’t like it that much. So on my second one (bottom right) I just used 2 colors and was very happy with that one.
Result: LOVE! I highly recommend this project. Easy to do, fun and we will use these napkins!
Animal Canisters Project – We glued on the cats but since it was 12 degrees here and snowed 2 inches it was impossible to go outside and spray paint the lids. I will post an update when we get the jars done and decorated!
Check out my coordinating video for closeups of each product and to see my reactions as I open the November Darby Smart Haul boxes:
Don’t forget….I have a giveaway to share!
One LUCKY person will win this Vegan Leather Snap Cuff in bronze tone as in the picture above!! It has ideas on the back of the package as how to decorate it. If you win, please share with us a picture of how you decorated it!
The giveaway is open to USA residents only. All entrants under the age of 18 must have parental permission to enter. You can enter by following the directions in the Rafflecopter widget posted below. The giveaway will be open for 7 days and the winner will be drawn randomly.
I’ll announce the winner on THIS blog post and contact them directly through email. Good luck and have FUN!
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I really like these craft boxes and I can’t wait to show you my first Mystery Box next week!
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