It’s July/August The Hippie Hobby box review time!
The Hippie Hobby is a subscription box that sends you a fun and eco-friendly DIY craft project to complete every other month. Each box will feature a new crafting experience with an emphasis on incorporating upcycled, recycled, or natural elements into the project. You’ll receive easy to follow step-by-step instructions along with all of the materials needed to complete the craft.
Subscriptions are $23.95 every 2 months, or less with multi-month commitments. Shipping to US is free. — You can save $7 on your first box when you use coupon code “ROSEBUD7” at checkout!
Let’s see what’s in the July/August 2016 The Hippie Hobby box!
A quick peek inside.
The featured project for July/August was DIY Floating Candles! Complete step-by-step instructions were provided, along with helpful tips and photos.
Natural Soy Wax Flakes – The candle base was to be made by melting down a pre-portioned package of natural soy wax flakes. (93 grams of it, to be exact. 😉 )
Decorative Flower Mold – Once melted, the wax would be poured into these flower molds to form the shape of the finished candles. (A Hippie Hobby pencil was also included as a bonus.)
Toothpicks, Candle Wicks, Fragrance Oil – Ten toothpicks were provided for making holes in the candles as they harden, which would then be replaced by ten wicks. Citronella fragrance oil was to be mixed with the melted wax to give the candles their scent.
The first step was to coat the molds in cooking spray. Since that’s not an item we ever use, I poured canola oil inside each mold and swirled it around a bit. Seemed to do the job. 🙂
Next, I poured the wax in a glass bowl and microwaved it in 30 second increments until it was all melted. I then mixed in the citronella fragrance oil and spooned the wax into the molds. There was just enough liquid to fill each one to the top.
After about 20 minutes, the wax began to harden and I inserted the toothpicks.
I waited another half hour or so for them to harden completely and then gently pushed them out of the molds.
After slowly twisting out each toothpick, I inserted the wicks in their place.
Ta-da! — Ten citronella-scented floating flower candles! 😀
Here’s how they looked with the lights on…
…and here they are floating in the dark. Success!
Bonus Craft – A bonus craft involved assembling DIY Dinnerware Packets using paper bags, label stickers, paper straws, napkins, and salt & pepper packets. A cute idea, but I was too focused on the main project to get around to completing this one too. I’ll probably let my girls use them for their pretend tea parties. 😉
The July/August box from The Hippie Hobby was one of my favorites yet. Honestly, I was a little worried that the candles wouldn’t turn out as well as intended (especially since I didn’t have cooking spray), but the results were SO good! I’m still amazed at how nice they turned out. 😀 — Remember, if you’d like to subscribe you can save $7 on your first box (making it just $16.95) when you use coupon code “ROSEBUD7” at checkout!
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.