Time to review the July/August 2017 The Hippie Hobby box!
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.
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.
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 2017 The Hippie Hobby box!
A peek inside.
The featured project for July/August was DIY Air Plant Orbs. Complete step-by-step instructions were provided, along with helpful tips and photos.
There was also a small insert that gave a little more info and tips on caring for air plants.
White Glue, Balloons, & Plastic Bowl
A 4-ounce bottle of glue was to serve as the coating that would stiffen the twine and hold the shape of your orbs. To create the “mold” for the orbs, you were to blow up 2-3 balloons to approximately 3″ in diameter and cover them with twine. A plastic dish was provided for mixing the glue with 2 ounces of water, then soaking the twine in the blended mixture.
Disposable Apron, Jute Twine, & Atomizer
I didn’t find the disposable apron very necessary, but it was nice that they included it. A spool of jute twine was the main material required for the project, while a small spray bottle/atomizer was to be used to water the air plant inside your finished orb.
The info sheet actually has air plants listed, but i only received one. Unfortunately, this little guy was pretty dried out, so I soaked it in water but I think it was for too long because its roots turned black and I may have killed it. 🙁 That said, I decided to just make regular decorative orbs instead of actual air plant holders.
I didn’t take any photos while wrapping the balloons in the glue-y twine (too messy!), but here they are sitting on paper cups while they dried. There was enough twine to make three 3-4″ orbs.
Once the twine was fully dried — after about a day & a half — I snipped the balloons inside with a pair of scissors. I thought they would stick to the twine more, but they came out with very little effort.
The completed orbs! Aside from a couple being a little more oval-ish than round (due to the shape of the balloons), I was really happy with how they turned out. 🙂
Although I decided not to make the actual plant holders, I still enjoyed the July/August The Hippie Hobby box. The decorative orbs were fun & easy to make and I’m thinking this would be a great project to do again with my kiddos someday. 🙂 — 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!