Doodle Crate Review + Coupon Code – August 2017 2


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Doodle Crate Review + Coupon Code - August 2017

Doodle Crate
 is one of the new(er) lines in the Kiwi Crate family. Designed for girls ages 9-16, Doodle Crate includes all the materials and inspiration for DIY projects such as patterned pouches, friendship bracelets, or colorful candles. Crates encourage girls to tackle new challenges and gain creative confidence!

Doodle Crate
Cost: $19.95/month.
Ships To: United States and Canada.
Coupon Code: Use code “SHARE30” to save 30% off your first month of Kiwi Crate and their family of boxes!

Doodle Crate Review + Coupon Code - August 2017

Doodle Crate
 ships via FedEx Smart Post and usually takes about a week to arrive to me.
Doodle Crate Review + Coupon Code - August 2017

I am far from a teen/tween, but I subscribe to Doodle Crate for myself.  I typically find the projects to be (fairly) simple, fun to do and relaxing.

The August 2017 Doodle Crate explored the technique “Glue-Resist Fabric Painting” and included the materials necessary to make your own Handpainted Canvas Pouches.  The box includes full instructions, but if you feel stuck, they also have a YouTube video for each project.

Materials
Doodle Crate Review + Coupon Code - August 2017

This month’s box included canvas pouches, paint, paint brush, string, practice swatch, glue, wooden cuff, gel pens, wooden tags, sticks, mess mat and pouch inserts. Not provided, but needed, items included water, paper towels, a baking dish and scissors.

Step #1 – Gluing 101 & Step #2 – Draw A Resist Resin
Doodle Crate Review + Coupon Code - August 2017
The first step was to practice your gluing technique.  The box included a canvas swatch to test out your ideas / pattern on.  I skipped this skip as I tend to do with most of the practice steps.  Sometimes this is okay (as it was in this case) and sometimes I should have practiced ;).

Doodle Crate Review + Coupon Code - August 2017

 

Doodle Crate Review + Coupon Code - August 2017

Doodle Crate Review + Coupon Code - August 2017

I picked some simple / fun patterns and got to work.  This step took all of five minutes?  I followed the instructions and let the glue dry overnight.

Step #3 – Paint the Fabric

Doodle Crate Review + Coupon Code - August 2017
Doodle Crate Review + Coupon Code - August 2017

Doodle Crate Review + Coupon Code - August 2017

Doodle Crate Review + Coupon Code - August 2017
Next up?  Painting!  I forgot to put the canvas insert in my pouches to protect the paint from bleeding, but it ended up being okay.  Just a tad soaked through.  Painting was fun (and easy) and I let it dry overnight before moving on to the next step.

Step #4 – Remove the Resist
Doodle Crate Review + Coupon Code - August 2017

I have to tell you, at this point I absolutely did not think the resin (glue) would be coming off this pouch.  But I followed the instructions and soaked the pouches for about an hour.

Doodle Crate Review + Coupon Code - August 2017

Doodle Crate Review + Coupon Code - August 2017Much to my surprise, it worked!  I followed the instructions and rubbed the pouch together and the resin disappeared.  The booklet said to be ready to scrub, but I had no issues getting it all off.

All Done
Doodle Crate Review + Coupon Code - August 2017I love how these turned out!  I added the zipper pulls after they dried and couldn’t be happier with this project.  It was fun, turned out great and the pouches are useful.

What do you think about Doodle Crate? Did you get a box this month?  If you are interested in subscribing, Doodle Crate is currently offering 30% off the first month of a new subscription with coupon code “SHARE30” at checkout.


About Jennifer

Jennifer is the author and founder of Subscription Box Ramblings. She first discovered subscription boxes in 2012 and has been addicted since. Current favorites include Popsugar Must Have Box, Boxycharm, Mommy Mailbox and Rachel Zoe Box of Style.


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2 thoughts on “Doodle Crate Review + Coupon Code – August 2017

  • Rachel

    You can use this same technique to make t-shirts! For the hunger games premiere my friend and I made “Team Peeta” shirts by printing out a cute font and slipping it under a shirt that had cardboard to protect the back. We traced over the font with glue, let dry and then dip dyed them in buckets in our dorm basement. Tossed them in the laundry and all the glue came off and we had fun cheap custom fan girl shirts! Plus its just fun.