Home Decor, Makers, Subscription box

Wool Felt Flowers Are Super Fun and Easy to Make After Watching a Few DIY tutorials

To add a touch of color and cuteness to our Letter Love Board

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” Happy Everything” subscription box from Eclectic Box Goods included a wool felt flower

found in our “Happy Everything” Box #2 of Eclectic Box Goods subscription box, we decided to create our own wool flower embellishment.  We searched online and watched a bunch of tutorials about making wool felt flowers.  And decided this simple video “How To Make A Felt Flower” by Deleâ Lopes taught us the tricks we needed to make the rose flower.

We picked out some wool felt,

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Made from pieces of wool felt, this flower is super fun and easy to make with the help of a few DIY tutorials

got out our glue gun and scissors and went to work.  Super fun and easy.  Sometimes you “just gotta make”!

Want to see everything that was included in our Happy Everything edition of Eclectic Box Goods?  Watch our You Tube reveal.

Are you a maker, or know of a maker?  We would love to feature your creative work in one of our Subscription boxes. Contact us.

 

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Happy Everything and the Young Entrepreneur Edition–Eclectic Box Number Two Delights Subscribers

January Box

Our second subscription box, is themed “Happy Everything” and is filled with goods designed and created by young makers and entrepreneurs. We love supporting makers and really love to support young makers and entrepreneurs. We hope these goods make you smile!  The main featured item in the box is a fun-sized 10″ x 10″ letter board from Letter Love Goods.  

Letter Love Goods was founded by college students Jase and Bri Warner.  “We love providing a quality board that people can write messages, quotes and greetings on,” said Bri. “Our 10″x 10″ size fits nearly everywhere, and there are 300 letters included, so really you can write any message on it.” letters

Other sizes of boards and additional colors of letters are available at their website letterlovegoods.com and will be available in our Makers Marketplace.  “We donate a portion of our company’s profits to help out the people of Nepal” says Bri.  “We made a trip their recently, and saw a great need.  We are heading back to Nepal this year and are going to help build a library.” We love these young entrepreneurs doing great things.  Eclectic Box Goods contributes every month to a cause and we will be making a donation to help fund the library build in Nepal.

We also included in our “Happy Everything” box, the 3-D printed word “Happy” for the letter board. We thought that many messages you would want put on a letter board would start with the word “happy”… like: “Happy Birthday”, “Happy Anniversary”, Happy Graduation”, “Happy Baby”, “Happy New Year”, Happy Weekend”, etc.

The 3-d “Happy” word as well as the banner hooks, present shape, snowflake image and olive branch swag were designed and created for us by two young entrepreneur sisters, Rilee Larson and Ansley Sitton.  3d printerThe sisters, with the help of their dad, Sean Warner, bought two 3-D printers and have them running almost 24-hours a day fulfilling orders.3d images on pegboard

Their company, LetterBoard Designs, sells assorted images and image packages to compliment the words on a letter board.  “We have individual images or images packages with themes like baby showers, birthday parties, all the holidays and seasons, said Rilee”.

“We can make custom images from basically any line drawing,” said Ansley.  “We just finished creating a custom image of a bulldog for one of our customers.” Check out their website letterboarddesigns.com.

To make your letter board even “happier” we included 4 different ribbon garland to hang on the board.  They were made by college student, Abby Birrell.  Abby  was exposed to endless creative possibilities as a young child, because her mother owned a craft store.  “I have always had a love of ribbon,ribbon garland and no matter what store I went to, I would migrate to the ribbon section to look at all the colors and patterns available.”

Abby studies web design in college and enjoys DIY projects and is a fan of Pinterest. “The first ribbon garland was one I made for my room, to drape in a corner to add color.  I make garland for birthday parties and baby showers.  I love creating each one of them and watching them come to life.”

In every box we include a frame able art print and a button.  Graphic designer, Jessica happy everything buttonWinters created both of these for us.  Although, Jessica Image-1works full-time as a marketing manager, she finds time to do design work, photography, writing, cross-stitching, let’s just say she is one creative & talented gal.  She presented several designs for us to pick from and we decided to include two of them in your box.  One we used for the print and another for the button. We loved the colorful original design she made specifically for us. To reach out to her for any custom work, please email her at jessicagwinters@gmail.com.

And while Sarah and I are not necessarily considered to be in the “young” category of entrepreneurs we often have “the need to create” too! And wanted to contribute to this month’s Happy Everything box.  We made a cute wool felt flower and fabric banner for the letter board. And we even madewool rose a quick tutorial for the teeny tiny fabric banner.  Sarah also handcrafted some festive and “Happy” earrings for the box. Hoping you have a “Happy Everything” in 2018!

Are yBoardou a maker or know of a maker?  We would love to hear from you, please contact us on our website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boxes, Home Decor, Jewelry

The Big Reveal Box 1 — “There is No Place Like Home” December 2017

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Photo from the movie “A Christmas Story”

Remember as a kid when you just couldn’t sit still because your mind would not stop thinking about Christmas and what longed-for gifts would be left under the Christmas tree? That’s how we have felt the past several weeks leading up to us shipping Eclectic Box 1— “There is no Place Like Home.” We have waited for this moment to tell and show you about our first subscription box and now we can finally share it with you since Christmas has passed and all the boxes have been shipped, received and opened. Its time for the big reveal for all those who didn’t get in on the action in December.

Our December Box was filled with nine dreamy items that we know brightened the life and home of our customers.

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We found all of our items for our December Box, “There is no place Like Home,” from local artisans and makers located in the state of Kansas. The Kansas state slogan is “as big as you think” and the makers that we highlighted in our December Box embody that slogan.

December 2017 Subscription Box Contents

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LOVE Necklace and Bee Kind Keychain – Charity Fontaine of Steel Shop Designs, flattened, trimmed, stamped and curled salvaged vintage spoons to create the “Love” pendant and used the “trimmings” to make the “Bee Kind” key chains.

 

 

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Used Wood Tablet/Frame Holder – Doug McQueary salvaged the wood he used to make our tablet/frame holder from a barn in Kansas that was dismantled.

 

 

 

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Soy Candle & Bath Bomb – Lisa Williams, founder of Nectar Republic crafted two different “inspired by nature” scents from her soy travel candle tin collection. Rustic Woods and Cedarwood Amber plus she added one of her natural blended bath bombs.

 

 

 

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Handmade Chocolate Coin – Betty Albrecht, owner of Ceros (a confectionary shop since 1885) made us some custom Wichita Kansas Chocolate Coins and dusted them with gold luster to add some “magic” to them.

 

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“Welcome” Print – Jenny Baio, artist and creator, drew this frameable print specifically for our first box. Since Eclectic Box Goods was founded in Arizona, we had to welcome you with a cute cactus print.

beeBee Button –   We included a button with our Bee representing our “mission and values” and this Holiday season we hope it reminds you to “Bee Generous,”  We are donating part of our profits this month to two charities that two of our featured makers, Charity Fontaine and Lisa Williams respectively, are supporting: Village of Hope, a charity helping people in Africa and  www.Beesponsible.com, a company interesting in solving the problems and issues surrounding the declining number of bees throughout the world.

We are so excited for 2018 and our first Eclectic Box of the new year. Our theme to start the new year is “Happy Everything” and will include 2-10 eclectic and unique designs and handmade goods from local artisans plus a frameable art print and a button.