Wednesday, January 1, 2014

DIY is Totally Fly!


Every once in a while I get super inspired to create things. Sometimes it's a fun new necklace, other times it's a collage, or home decor piece. And honestly? Most of the time whatever I end up making looks like crap. I've just never been much of a DIY person (or so I thought).

Much like other sets that are out there (Birchbox, Ipsy, etc.), Darby Smart's To DIY For boxes are filled to the brim with goodies that arrive in your mailbox once a month. The difference? These sets require some creativity on your part because you actually make something.

Bonus: everything is super easy to make and never takes over an hour to do! From what I've seen, each kit is basically idiot-proof, which is perfect for me!

The monthly gift is also pretty cool because it's a mystery. You don't know what you'll be crafting until you open up the package! And really...who can turn down the allure of a mystery box?! The boxes range from jewelry-making sets to artsy decor to yummy-smelling candles. Everything you make is perfect to use as a gift (or, of course, as a gift to yourself!) These particular sets are $19 per month.

You can also get adorable Darby Girl teen craft sets for $12 each month--and trust me, they're great for adults too!

If you're not into the whole mystery thing, the site also offers up a bunch of DIY boxes that you can choose from and know exactly what you're getting and what you'll be making. My personal fave? Their Fashionista Jewelry Starter Set. It has everything you need to make four totally fashionable bracelets. Another fun one is their Girls Night Purse-anolize It set. It comes with four clutches that you can decorate and blingify as much as you want. It's fun to do with friends, or you can take on all four bags to make yourself and use them as gifts!

No matter what you like, there's a fool-proof DIY way for your to do it! Enjoy!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have seen a few of these kits for home decor, and they cost a fortune...I thought to myself, "F you.I am not paying $150.00, for a frame (or whatever}, and have it arrive in pieces, so I can put it together "! The ones you mentioned sound fun, and I had not seen anything like that. I am definitely going to give it a try! I used to give my husband and kids kits, years ago,but they would never put them together.....it was a lunch kit: a loaf of bread, 2 jars that contained peanut butter in one and jelly in the other, and a dull butter knife (for safety purposes). I thought it was a great idea, but it never really took off! But, I can't wait to try out some of the kits you mentioned!

Alana said...

Good! They're really great--plus the mystery aspect is fun!

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