MEET DARBY SMART
Darby Smart was launched in June 2013 by former ﬁnance gal Nicole Farb. despite multiple attempts she often had trouble duplicating projects on Pinterest because she wasn’t armed with the right tools and materials to recreate these projects. She was not alone, and the idea for Darby Smart began.
in addition to turning Pinterest posts into real-life projects, Darby Smart helps leading inﬂuencers launch their design ideas. Darby Smart began with 10 designers and now has a yearlong designer waiting list. Darby designers create project kits for all levels of crafting ability – from novice to advanced – giving everyone the chance to craft fun and creative projects with polished results.
with a click of a button, Darby Smart delivers the supplies and simple instructions directly to the customer. Darby Smart rotates a selection of more than 50 kits at a time and new kits are unveiled every three days. kits start around $20 (including fast & free shipping) and are available up to 60 days or until supplies last. this is not a box subscription, so you just pick which project you would like to make & everything is shipped straight to you!
Darby Smart not only enables DIYers to create projects, but it also builds community and fosters creativity. Community members are invited to vote on top trends, and winning trends are turned into DIY projects. Its showroom celebrates its community’s great work by displaying photos of ﬁnished craft projects shared by members. Plus, anyone can apply to become a featured Darby Smart designer by submitting DIY designs, which are voted on by the Darby Smart community. Selected designs are turned into DIY kits, and chosen designers receive a percent of sales for their kits.
so my box came in the mail two weekends ago & i was absolutely ecstatic! one of the 52 dates my husband & i are doing this year is to create a craft - so this was the perfect kit for our date day! it is really neat that you literally have everything sent to your door & all you have to do is create and have fun with it! no extra supplies needed!
this DIY kit came with TWO cutting boards, a wood burner, stencils, paint, and a practice piece of wood! the card included in the kit has step by step instructions on the back of how to the process should go which is really helpful! we decided that we could make one for ourselves & make the other one for a gift! we debated on how we wanted to decorate our cutting board & finally decided to make a South Carolina state outline!
the wood burner comes with 4 different tips to choose from which is great! there is one that works for just about anything, one specifically for detailing, one for shading, and one for smooth curves. the wood burner wand heats up in 10 minutes & is very easy to use. after only a short time of practicing we felt confident that we could make our cutting board look great!
we loved the fact that we didn't have to spend a bunch of time going to different stores to collect all of our supplies. it was a real time saver & with our busy schedules anything that can save time is a winner for us! overall, the project took us about an hour including brainstorming, practicing, and designing the cutting board! all of the supplies were great quality & that made the project so much smoother! Darby Smart does a great job of envisioning projects & assembling the kits. i also love the fact that you can literally do so many different things with the same kit! the sky is the limit!
there are all sorts of Darby Smart box kits to choose from on their DIY projects page. the price range depends on what you want to make! a few that i can't wait to try are: monogram coasters, chalkboard planters, and mixed media vision boards. there are SO many great projects out there for all sorts of styles! and if you're feeling really adventurous, you can always opt for the mystery box! :)
and friends, i have good news for you! Darby Smart has graciously provided a $10 off coupon code for Robyn's Nest readers! the code is: CRAFTYTODAY - it can be used towards any project purchase of $19 or more and is valid through this Sunday, March 30! free shipping is included with every box so that means you could make those mixed media vision boards for just $9! find your project here & get started!
p.s. if you are going to purchase a box, please consider clicking this link to get to Darby Smart and order your kit. if you do, this gives me points & i would greatly appreciate it! :)
which Darby Smart project are you most excited about?