It’s November/December 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.
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 November/December 2016 The Hippie Hobby box!
A peek inside.
The featured project for November/December was DIY Greeting Cards! Complete step-by-step instructions were provided, along with helpful tips and photos.
There was also a small insert that gave a little history on greeting cards and when they rose to popularity.
Blank Cards – 6 blank cards were included with matching envelopes. Half of them were white and the other half looked to be more of an eggshell/off-white shade.
Paint Chips, Book Page, Decorative Paper Trim – Many of the example card designs utilized simple paint chips. A wide variety of colors were provided as well as other decorative materials.
Decorative Craft Paper – Patterned craft paper in 4 different designs could be used for holiday cards, simple thank you’s, birthday cards, and more.
Decorations & Glue – More embellishments included buttons, self-adhesive sequins, metallic stars, beads, and glitter. There were also a glue stick and a tube of craft bond glue.
Pencil & Fine-Tip Marker – For obvious purposes. 😉
Everything in the box!
Card #1 – The first card I attempted was the “Book Page Christmas Tree”. All you had to do was tear strips from the included book page, glue them to the card, and decorate with sequins. Easy!
Card #2 – The next design was “Paint Chip Christmas Trees”. This one was simple too… Just cut triangles out of the paint chip strips of your choice and add rectangles for trunks. I decided to give it a little sparkle with sequin toppers. I loved how it turned out!
Card #3 – I decided to just kinda do my own thing with this one. Using the striped craft paper, I cut out two candy cane shapes and positioned them into a heart… Then I got stuck. Haha. So I threw on some sequins, but didn’t like how that looked… That’s when the lines came in. I’m not really fond of how it turned out, but eh… I tried. 😉
Cards #4 & #5 – Okay, so I liked the trees a LOT. Honestly, I sort of wish I would have made all of the cards with this same design. I’ll definitely be doing a similar project with my kids at some point. So easy, yet the end result looks so good. 🙂
Card #6 – I tried to get a little creative on this one… I used the striped craft paper for the tree and gold & white paper for the trunk. Beads were used as ornaments, a gold string (previously used to tie the cards together) for garland, and a gold star for the topper.
Bonus Craft – There was also a bonus craft that involved making gift tags out of the paint chips, but I completely forgot about it until right now. Oops!
The November/December The Hippie Hobby box was one of my favorites yet. It forced me to sit down and get my craft on, which I generally don’t have time for these days. It was nice to be given design suggestions, but also have the freedom to just do my own thing. Plus, I’m really happy with how the cards turned out (especially those trees!!). 🙂 — 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!
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome