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Chic DIY project materials delivered to your home!
There are tons of subscription boxes and bags out there, filled with everything from snacks to high-end beauty items. I’ve had the chance to try a few of these and found one that I consider my absolute favorite. For the Makers is a monthly box full of DIY fun that is also chic. This is far cry from macaroni necklaces or friendship bracelets.
Each For the Makers boxes have a monthly theme and four different projects mirroring that theme. The theme of the box shown here was the Hudson Collection inspired by “long weekends upstate, exploring the Hudson Valley” and included beautiful materials like linen, quartz, cotton, and hematite.
The projects included:
• The Rye Market Tote with indigo dye
• Silk thread and beads for delicate Hastings Bracelets (I had enough supplies for 4 pieces)
• The Saranac quartz necklace
• Lavender filled linen Yates Sachets.
When I opened the box, the lavender included for the sachets smelled amazing! While the box gives enough materials to make the base projects, For the Makers encourages adding your own touches.
I added extra touches to my projects by hand embroidering my lavender sachets with flowers and adding my own beads to the ones included in the box.
Throughout each month For the Makers gives advice and tutorials online to help you learn more advanced skills. These projects don’t require advance knowledge in jewelry-making or sewing. They are beginner friendly, but challenging enough for the advanced maker.
For the Makers keeps each box’s theme under wraps but gives sneak peeks and teasers of their monthly inspirations via instagram, including a gorgeously illustrated “lookbook” on their website showcasing the projects once they begin shipping, for those who are less patient. The projects are on trend, taking inspiration from runway, but remaining timeless enough you won’t be tossing your creations before the next season.
For the Makers boxes are an excellent value at $29 a month, including quality materials that purchased alone would surpass the box’s price. I receive my box around the middle of the month which gives me time to do my projects on the weekend and by the time I’m finished it’s time for the next box. Their customer service is excellent. They quickly respond to customer emails and are quick to replace any project materials that may have gotten accidentally missed in the packaging.
I recommend everyone try a month of For the Makers beautiful DIY projects and see if you don’t get hooked into becoming a chic crafter!
we heartsters – what are your favorite monthly subscription boxes?
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Lucy loves Lady Gaga, lattes, trashy television and anything zombies. She’s a geeky girl who likes tech gadgets, reading tons of books, playing with gender roles and is constantly surrounded by a small army of cats.
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