Wednesday, December 11, 2013

For the Makers Review & Giveaway

For the Makers approached me last month about trying out a few of their DIY kits, and I happily agreed! For the Makers is a fun design lifestyle company that produces monthly craft-based subscription boxes. Each month there's a new collection/box that features four high-quality, fashion-forward DIY pieces based around a monthly theme. Beyond that they have individual DIY kits for sale.

I love crafting in general but sewing, quilting and knitting take up the vast majority of my crafting time these days.  My kits arrived on Black Friday which was perfect timing with the long holiday weekend! I spent Saturaday relaxing and getting my craft on. The great things about these kits is they have nearly everything you need to complete the craft.  The only additional thing I needed for either kit was scissors! This was great for me because my craft box is buried in my closet, and I had no desire to go shopping for supplies on Black Friday!

First up I tried out the Geometric Ornaments kit. There is a photo tutorial to accompany each kit on the For the Makers website, which is a lot easier than simple step-by-step instructions.  I am pretty excited about how fancy my finished ornaments look! There are supplies to make plenty so I think I'll make some as gifts too.

Next up I tried the Clay Ornaments kit. It even comes with a little wooden rolling pin to roll out the clay, too cute! This project made me feel like I was little again, playing with clay. I cut and baked my ornaments and then it was time to paint.  They had plenty of cute ideas on how to paint them, and I came up with a few on my own.  I'm not a great painter, but they still turned out super cute! I think these would make cute package toppers.  I'll definitely hang some on our tree too!

I was impressed by how nice these kits were! I had no reason to think otherwise, but the materials were very nice and so were the finished projects. These kits would make very sweet gifts! Check out all their fun kits here, and their gift subscription service! Thanks For the Makers!

GIVEAWAY:
For the Makers would like to give two of you a Clay Ornaments kit! Giveaway will run until Saturday, December 14th at 5pm CST. Leave a comment to enter, let me know your favorite kit in their shop! Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Good luck!

70 comments:

  1. i really like the GEOMETRIC ORNAMENTS because they are different

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  2. I like the Trellis Drop earrings! thanks for the chance!

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  3. I like the Rye Market Tote! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. The Fitzgerald floral embroidery is beautiful :)

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  5. I think the Trellis Drop earrings are super cute!
    Thank you for the chance, Jessica
    juceyj03@gmail.com

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  6. Everything is so fun - I like the Maneater bracelet.

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  7. Love those geometric ornaments! So pretty.

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  8. I love all of the jewelry kits. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. I like the Bright Side Charm Necklace kit the best i think. This is a very cute idea!

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  10. I love those geometric ornaments!!

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  11. I hope they also have a kids version. My daughter might "need" a subscription!

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  12. The La Pouchette kit looks fun!

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  13. This is awesome. I couldn't decide on just one, but I did like the Color Theory Coasters.

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  14. Would love to try my hand at this! Very cool giveaway! Thanks!

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  15. I like the Bright side Charm necklace. Fun idea

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  16. I'm a subscriber & I always look forward to my monthly boxes! I love the holiday hostess collection!

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  17. LOVE those clay ornaments, super cute! I also liked their jewelry kits and the coasters look pretty awesome too!

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  18. oooo! what fun! love the ornaments.

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  19. I think these would make great gifts for kids too, especially around the holidays and bad weather time. The clay ornaments would be my favorite.

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  20. This is a great idea! I like the Chromatic Love necklace. The ornaments look like fun too!

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  21. Love the idea of having everything in one ready to go package. I like the clay ornaments and the Louise Bracelet would make the perfect gift for my niece. I may have to pop back over and get one for her.

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  22. I like the technicolor pouch! Thanks!

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  23. Love the crest wrap bracelet. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  24. Ooooo, I loved that Floral Embroidery kit and the Azalea Wrapped Bracelet!

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  25. These are really nice. I love the ornaments. fran.daoust@yahoo.com

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  26. These are really nice. I love the ornaments. fran.daoust@yahoo.com

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  27. These are really nice. I love the ornaments. fran.daoust@yahoo.com

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  28. I like the bright side charm necklace :)

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  29. My boys would love the clay ornament kit, but I would love the fitzgerald floral embroidery kit! I love that their kits are geared toward adults! They have a great selection!

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  30. I especially like the maneater link bracelet. What a fun indulgence that would be.

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  31. Would love to play with clay again. Thank you.

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  32. The clay ornaments look like a fun craft! I liked the Lucia Necklace kit on their website. Fun & cute!

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  33. Wow! These look like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing!

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  34. What a fun concept. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  35. Rosemary B. Here:

    Well, this is so nice that you can try out their products, and they certainly did give you some interesting ones!
    Their webpage has a nice variety of projects, somethings for everyone!
    I liked the Fitzgerald Floral embroidery. Really looks fun and what a stunning finished product!

    rosemarybolton @ icloud. com

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  36. Really cool site with lots of different things to make ~ I like the Rising Tides collection and the Fitzgerald Flora embroidery.
    Thanks so much for the giveaway and the chance to win!

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  37. I like the clay ornaments and anything with jewelry.

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  38. I like the Fitzgerald embroidery. Their shop needs a search box and a way to look at the products by type -- jewelry, hair accessories, etc.

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  39. I like the geometric ornaments. :) It's the math nerd in me!

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  40. I like them all! Esp the Azalea Wrapped Bracelet.

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  41. Cool idea. The ornament sets are very cool. My science guy would love the geometric ornaments kit. I like the Linda Link Necklace.

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  42. they've got a ton of great kits, but i like the color theory coasters and the clay ornaments!

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  43. Thanks for bringing this company to our attention. I never heard of them, and am very intrigued! Since I am a jewelry-holic, I would have to go with the kits. I especially like the Lucia necklace.

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  44. I like the color theory coasters, thanks for the opportunity to win and for sharing these great gift ideas!

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  45. What a cool shop! The Billie Jean bracelet looks fun! I also love these clay ornaments A TON!!! mrscwatson81@hotmail.com

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  46. I really like those geometric ornaments!

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  47. This is a great idea! I really like the Bright Side Charms.

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  48. I love this idea. Geometric ornaments and Gardenia Bobby Pins.

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  49. Love the clay ornaments. I was planning to make some for package decorations this year.

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  50. Sounds like it might feel like you have your own personal shopper who fights the crowds and brings back this neat kit full of "stuff:" LOVE IT. I would love the clay ornament kit or the jewelry one.

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  51. I love the Hudson collection, but those geometric ornaments are pretty smart as well!

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  52. Oh these are sooo cute! I would love the ornaments!!! Also the color theory coasters look like a lot of fun. Thanks for the chance!

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  53. I can't pick I loooove them all!!!

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  54. I really like those ornaments you got to make!

    from the site, I like the chromatic heart necklace and the minted bracelet! So pretty! And the amber pebbles. Also very sweet!

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  55. I like the tradewinds collection. bashfulhal(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  56. Super CUTE!
    Really LOVE those clay buttons.
    Great giveaway--Thank you.

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  57. I really like the geometric ornament kit. Thanks!

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  58. I love the ornament kits - the clay one and the geometric one. Both look like a lot of fun to make. I also really like the Sorbet Pocket Notebook kit and the Rye Market Tote kit. They are both going on my 'wish list'!
    gnlenhardt@juno.com

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  59. La Pouchette!

    Deborah
    pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com

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  60. I love the geometric ornament kit. Thanks for the chance!

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