Monday, April 22, 2013

Mini Kiwi Crate

This weekend, a new sample Kiwi crate arrived in the mail for the girls to test out and review. It was the limited-edition Felt Flowers mini crate, just in time for Mother's Day!

Here's what came in it:

I loooooooove that all those felt petals were already cut out and ready to be turned into flowers!

However, a conundrum presented itself: 

How might I contribute the "medium" level adult facilitation if this kit was for making a secret gift for me? Of course we could have chosen either of the Grandmas as recipient or had the husband get involved but I thought I'd set the girls a challenge instead: they had to make the flowers all by themselves, with Emily (8 years old, going on 18) as art director and anyone who needed help could ask her for it.

And off they went!

Within the hour, they'd made their flowers, 

decorated the little cardboard vase that accompanied them

and crowned me victorious awardee of the prize. Hurrah!

I love my vase of flowers. And I love that I got to do my own thing while the girls were independently making it for me. As with the previous sample crate we reviewed, the materials were of high quality, beautifully packaged and an absolute delight to work with. Thank you again, Kiwi crate, for my new favorite table centerpiece and the fun the girls had this past weekend!

You can buy the Felt Flowers mini crate and other mini crates here. And did you know Kiwi crates make great part favors, too? If you are planning to start a subscription, here is a discount code you can use that's valid till May 12:

Note (and I forgot to mention this in the earlier Kiwi crate post because I'm new to this product review thing and am still learning): this was a free sample generously offered by Kiwi crate to us for review. The views and opinions in this post are my own.


  1. I love the idea of mini crates with a single project! This little craft is darling.

    And your photos are stunning, as always.

  2. Did Emily take the pictures too ? :D

  3. What a fun kit! Great job, girls!

    Looks to me as if you peeked, though, since there are photos of the process. ;)

    1. Yes, I peeked. Part of the review process. I wanted to see if they were making me nice flowers or not-nice flowers. Turned out it was nice flowers after all.

      P.S. More white stuff today.

  4. This Kiwi Crate looks amazing. It is indeed a great way to involve children into crafts. Stunning! xx

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