There are two things I seriously love. Getting presents in the mail, and making things. I am an avid beauty boy 5 subscriber, getting samples and sometimes full size products in the mail. I think subsciption boxes are a great idea for gifts, as its more than a one time present!
Imagine my delight at finding out about the DesignHer kits and subsciption boxes? Every month you get a beautiful envelope complete with everything you need to make 3 jewlery projects. There is a card telling you which specific tools you will need, and instructions complete with photos are available on their site.
This is what came in the envelope for the month of April – (I had a spare gem bead thing floating around my house that I wanted to use as well).
This was originally designed to be an anklet, but I don’t really wear anklets so I just made it smaller to fit around my wrist. It was the easiest thing to change, but it felt like I was being really creative and designing my own items. Either way, you can customize them or follow the directions to a T. Whatever floats your boat.
This coral colored necklace was probably the one I loved the most. I loved the bright colors and it was so easy to put together. I think I get the most compliments on it, and I have to refrain from telling everyone that I made it myself. Sadly, my 2.5 year old recently learned the word necklace. Guess which one is his favorite? Thats right. This one. He wore it for a week straight. Slept with it on. I worried that it would get twisted on his neck, and made him take it off to sleep, but he would wake up crying for his necklace. As soon as he got over it, I had to hide it so one day I can wear it myself. At least the boy has good taste!
So, details for you. DesignHer kits are made in Canada, so you are supporting a local company. The boxes are $20 and include free shipping to Canada. Buy one, or sign up for a subscription, either way you are in for a treat. Wouldn’t a craft kit be so fun for a birthday party loot bag?
For those of you local to Toronto, DesignHer has a brick and mortar store that offers camps, workshops, classes, etc. for kids, teens, and adults.