Time to review the July/August 2018 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 2018 The Hippie Hobby box!
A peek inside.
The featured project for July/August was DIY Canvas Tote Bag! Complete step-by-step instructions were provided, along with helpful tips and photos. The back of the info sheet also included a few design ideas for your stamp.
Canvas Tote Bag & Canvas Zipper Pouch
You would be decorating both a 15″ x 16″ x 4″ cotton canvas tote, as well as a smaller zippered canvas pouch.
Adhesive Foam, (2) 3-Inch Wooden Discs, Paint Brush
Adhesive foam was provided for creating the shape of your stamp, which would be cut out and adhered to the wooden disc. A paint brush was needed to apply paint to your stamp and act as the “ink”.
As mentioned above, a tube of black fabric was provided to use as “ink” for your stamp.
Hippie Hobby even included a fresh pair of scissors to cut the foam!
The first step was to design your stamp by drawing (or tracing) your chosen image onto the purple foam and cutting it out. I went with a carrot, since one of my kids is OBSESSED with them and it’s hard to find carrot-themed things. It’s not exactly the best looking carrot (it looks a little more like a radish… or a torpedo), but I tried. 😉 Once cut out, you needed to adhere it to one of the wooden discs. Since the foam was self-adhesive, it was a simple process.
To use the stamp, you were to simply paint the foam part with the included fabric paint and then transfer it onto the canvas. It honestly wasn’t the most ideal way to stamp, because you could see all of the paintbrush strokes in the transfer. It was also difficult to get enough paint on the stamp to make a transfer without having a lot of uneven/unfilled spots.
I tried to fill in the designs as much as I could, while still allowing them to look stamp-like.
The finished product! — Again, I realize the carrots don’t look very carrot-y and the whole thing probably looks like it was done by an elementary school kid, but whatever… My daughter loves it and that’s all that matters. 😉
I went with the same theme/design for the zippered pouch as well. 🙂
While the stamping process wasn’t the most effective, I still enjoyed the end result of this month’s The Hippie Hobby box. Well, my carrot-loving daughter did. So if she was happy with it, I was happy too. 🙂 — 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!