Home Made Luxe review September, 2016 (+ 50% off)

Home Made Luxe is a DIY Craft subscription Box. Each box contains all the materials needed to create a gorgeous home decor project.

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This month’s box included all the supplies to make a Starburst Wall Decor.

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Supplies

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~ 12”, 10”, 8”, and 6” Bamboo Skewers. Regular price: $3.44

~ Wire Cutters. Regular price: $1.95

~ 3”, 2.5”, and 1.5” Half Balls. Regular price: $2.49

~ Gold Spray Paint . Regular price: $1.99

Process

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The first step of this project is to use the wire cutters to score an 8” skewer in half.

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Now use the indentation to break it in half.

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Continue this method until you have 42 4” skewers, keeping only the halves with pointed ends. This method of breaking the skewers in half would have taken forever, so I used a good pair of scissors and cut a bunch at once, saving me a lot of time I’m sure.

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Using the same method, score and break the 8” skewers into 2” long skewers until you have 42 2” skewers with pointed ends.

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Step two is to separate the skewers and half balls you will need for each starburst.

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For the third step, start creating the large starburst by using the 3” half ball and 12” skewers. Stick the pointed ends of 4 skewers around the bottom of the half ball in the shape of a cross.

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Stick more 12” skewers between the 4 skewers until you use all 16 12” skewers.

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Step four is to take a 10” skewer and place on second row in between the skewers of the previous layer. Stick the skewer in at a slight upward angle. Continue all around the half ball until the row is completed.

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Additional rows: Continue in this fashion with each consecutive length skewer until the entire half ball is covered.

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Next, spray paint your completed starbursts. I sprayed mine outside to take care of any mess or fumes.

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Final Result

To finish, hang the starbursts on nails using the premade holes in the back of each half ball.

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Value

Home Made Luxe is $39.99 per month. The value of the supplies in this month’s box was about $9.87. I decided to give this box a shot because I enjoy Darby Smart so much. The retail equivalent to this project costs $42.99. DIY craft boxes, unlike other subscription boxes, are valuable because of the experience they provide more so than the cost. I ultimately decided not to stay subscribed to this just because I can’t afford a $40/mo box. That’s too bad, because Home Made Luxe projects are generally fancier and nicer than the projects I get from Darby Smart.

If you CAN afford it, the experience of creating arts and crafts is priceless. So if you enjoy doing projects like these at home I definitely suggest this box.

Sign up for Home Made Luxe today and use code “HALFOFF” for 50% off your first box!

Ease of Cancellation

To cancel, just log in to your account and under your subscription click “cancel”. Easy peasy!

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2 thoughts on “Home Made Luxe review September, 2016 (+ 50% off)

  1. Thank you for the wonderful review! i truly appreciate it and I love how the project looks in your living room. It was a pleasure having you as a subscriber, we have some changes coming soon so I look forward to winning you back as a subbie 🙂

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  2. Those look surprisingly nice! It’s interesting to see the variation from the previous month. This one looks a lot nicer, for sure.

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