Darby Smart Mystery Box – November 2014
I’m excited to share a look at my Darby Smart Mystery Box – 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 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!
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.
Normally the Mystery Box is $19 a month but if you click though my link you can get a 3-month trial for just $38!! In addition, when you go through my link you will get an “additional” $10 off if you use code “howdydarby”…so that makes the 3-month trial just $28!! WOW…how can you pass that up, awesome!
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Here is this month’s Mystery Box ~ the Chalkboard Platter!
So here is the “after” of our chalkboard platter!
As I said in the video, I have been getting these projects for my mother to do (and me when it comes with more than one item). She is 84 years old and has dementia so I like to find things for her to do that use her brain and motor skills and keep her interested in things.
I tapped off the square in the middle for her to paint and she did the rest. The black paint doesn’t go on very smooth at all with the sponge brush they provided and I think a small roller may have been a better option. I looked at the results of other peoples platters and they did not look smooth as well.
We salvaged the project by putting silver decorative tape around the black rectangle. This worked great as it covered up the uneven edges. Then we decided it still needed a little “bling” and of course I keep bling around the house, so my mom glued 4 rhinestones on the corners and then put 3 little ones on the letters.
TIP: Use a little paint roller if you have one to apply the black.
TIP: Don’t be afraid to add some bling or other decoration to the platter. It doesn’t have to be for food, it can also just be a decorative platter.
Result: This project was a success for my mom and she will be giving it to my sister for Christmas!
Check out my coordinating video for closeups of each product and to see my reactions as I open the November Darby Smart Mystery boxes:
Don’t forget….I have a giveaway to share!
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I am so excited to gift this platter to my Sister for Christmas! Stay tuned for the next Darby Smart Mystery box review…it’s like Christmas every month!
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