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Calendar March 21, 2016 03/21/16 AuthorBy Subscription Box Mom Comments 0 Comments 0

The Hippie Hobby April 2016 Review + Exclusive Coupon

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The Hippie Hobby April 2016 Review

The Hippie Hobby April 2016 Review

The Hippie Hobby box is a eco-friendly craft box that is $23.95, every other month.  Each box contains a craft to make, using upcycled or recycled materials.  You can skip any month and there is free shipping (Canada pays $5.95).

The Details:

Cost: $23.95, $64.95 for 3 months, $119.70 for 6 months (shops every other month)

What’s in the box?  Each box contains a craft to make, using upcycled or recycled materials.

Coupon: Use the exclusive coupon BOXMOM7 to get $7.00 off your 1st box.

Shipping: Free to the USA, $5.95 to Canada

The Hippie Hobby

The Hippie Hobby box ships in a green and white box.

First Look

First Look

DIY Book Page Gem Magnets

This month, subscribers will make DIY Book Page Gem Magnets.


When I opened the directions, I was really excited, because I did this craft before!  To make this craft, you use your favorite pictures, or pages from books to make little magnets.  I did this craft one year as a Christmas presents for my family, and they loved them.

bonus craft: cupcake toppers

Bonus Craft: There was also a bonus craft, cupcake toppers.

DIY Book Page Gem Magnets


To make the magnets, Hippie Hobby included glass gems, magnets, Mod Podge, book pages, foam brush, and superglue.  You also needed scissors and a pencil (not included).  I didn’t end up using the book pages, so I included the picture of those with the bonus craft below.

Mod Podge craftng

I decided to print my own pictures for the magnets.  The directions suggested tracing each gem, cutting it out then using Mod Podge.  I raided my scrapbooking stash and found a punch that worked just as well.  After punching out the pictures, I used Mod Podge to stick them to the gems.

making picture magnets

After using the Mod Podge dried, I stick a drop of super glue and stuck the magnet to the back.

IU Magnets

Here are my finished magnets.  I went for March Madness theme and I liked how these turned out.  I couldn’t find all the jerseys I wanted, so I had to find a few extra pictures.

Bonus Craft: Cupcake Toppers

bonus craft

For the bonus activity, you create a shape template, trace and cut it out, then use it to make cupcake toppers.


Once again, I used a punch to punch out 24 shapes.  You glue or tape the toothpick to one shape, then Mod Podge another shape to it, making a sandwich.  You add another layer of Mod Podge to the outside and let it all dry.


Instead of newsprint design, I applied more Mod Podge and dipped it in glitter.  You do need to sit the toppers up to dry, so I stuck them in some foam.


Final Thought: This box was really fun, and I loved doing a craft I was familiar with.  Hippie Hobby is a fun subscription if you love crafting,  Hippie Hobby also gave me an exclusive coupon to save $7.00 on your 1st box, just use this link with the coupon BOXMOM7.

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