A crafty #review with Orb Factory… Plush Craft, Sticky Mosaics, & Imaginista!

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Company Bio: Located in Halifax Nova Scotia, The Orb Factory is a provider of award winning crafts and activity products. With over 20 years in business, they are always creating brand new lines and exciting new products. They are now sold in over 60 countries, have won numerous awards, and have become a recognized and trusted name in the toy industry.

The Orb Factory believes in the power of play. They strive to produce toys that not only stimulate a child’s mind, but their creativity as well. Their kits allow children to lose themselves in a world of magic, imagination and artistic freedom.

Product Details:

  • Sticky Mosaics Journal & Jewel Jewelry Box- Follow a numbered legend and add over 280 sparkling jewels to this glittering jewelry box and journal. This Jewelry Box contains three drawers for storing treasured trinkets and a secret side pocket for your journal.
  • Plush Craft Foxy Pillow- Follow a numbered legend and use the stylus to punch pretty fabric pieces. No sewing required!
  • Imaginista Paint’n Lace- Paint and design pretty lace jewelry pieces.

MSRP: $9.99 to $16.99 per kit

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Personal Experience: I have reviewed for Orb Factory before and we had such a wonderful time creating our unique crafts that I was thrilled when they offered us a chance to explore some of their latest kits: the Plush Craft Foxy Pillow, Sticky Mosaics Journal & Jewel Jewelry Box, and Imaginista Paint’n Lace.

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We had done a Plush Craft kit before, so we were familiar with the fabric punching technique used in making these pillows. The Prince and I worked together on this. If you thought the owl kit we did last time was cute, then you’ll really love this flirty little fox! The vibrant colors and adorable facial features are just adorable!

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It does seem that they’ve made some subtle improvements on this craft style. The fabric pieces appear to be closer together; creating a much more plush effect. I also greatly prefer the use of buttons to attach the facial features versus the Velcro used in the owl. It felt like much better quality all around.

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We had also done a Sticky Mosaics project before, but nothing as complex as this jeweled box. This project was all for me. I sat quietly and carefully applied each and every little sticky-backed jewel. It was definitely one of the most therapeutic crafts I’ve done in awhile.

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This would be the perfect gift for young teens. It combines the joy of creating with a very useful storage box and journal. It’s sized just right for a bedside table, dresser, or bathroom counter. I’m using mine to stash hair accessories and other little trinkets.

It is made of a very sturdy cardboard material. The little drawers are holding up well to daily use. Most of the jewels have held on tight thanks to the very sticky . I did have two small jewels that fell off, but the kit includes plenty of spare jewels to make a quick repair.

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The lace jewelry kit was something entirely new for me. The basic technique involves painting cut out pieces of lace and then putting it together as jewelry pieces. Before starting, I want quite sold on the idea… but when my first project was completed I had been inspired to explore a whole new craft even beyond the kit.

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The process is relatively simple, but you could also do more complicated designs. This kit gives you a great opportunity to truly design your own craft. I have so many ideas in my head for more jewelry pieces! My only wish would be for smaller jewelry findings… particularly the jump rings. I felt that the large rings short of cheapened the look.

Overall. I was one again very happy with my shipment from Orb Factory. They really do create amazing craft kits that are easy to do and leave you with fun results. They are geared more toward kids and teens, but I even have fun as an adult. I know a few kits I will be posting for my nieces this Christmas!

Pros: Great quality kits that produce fun results. Easy to do. Fun for kids and adults. Could inspire you to start a new type of craft. Prices are great.

Cons: The selection is really geared toward girls… would love to see more options for boys.

Overall Rating

star5

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25 Comments

  1. Its looks fun–my daughter would love all the activities-SHE’s a creative soul =)

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    • It was definitely a lot of fun! I look forward to doing more of these projects with my son and nieces.

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  2. These look like cool rainy day activities , thank you for the chance

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    • They’d be perfect for a rainy day! They’ll keep the kids busy just long enough for the rain to move on. :)

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  3. I love the necklace and the earrings. These projects look like so much fun and are educational too!

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    • It was definitely a lot of fun. I am still fulfilling multiple requests for lace jewelry. :)

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  4. Very pretty bracelet and earrings! My granddaughters would have so much fun with all of these items. It’s something I could drag out when they come over for us to share doing together. The storage and journal are so cute that I might want one for myself too! LOL

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    • LOL I had grand plans to give the storage box to a niece or something… but it was just too cute! I’m going to get them each a kit of their own to do instead. ;)

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  5. These are such cute projects! And that lace jewelry thing? Genius! What fun!

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    • The lace jewelry is one of those things I would have never thought of myself… but now I can’t get enough of it!

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  6. I love the jewelry. I wish I could make jewelry like this. It is beautiful.

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  7. These do look fun. I like the pillow one. What a great craft idea for a unique pillow.

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  8. Oh the fun and mess my kids could have with these, lol. I’m seeing hours of entertainment. I think I would have fun with these too!

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  9. This looks like so much fun. It looks like something my daughter would love. She loves crafts.

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  10. The jewelry is so pretty! I like how sturdy everything seems–craft kits that fall apart in small, overly eager hands can be so frustrating. These kits look great for a rainy day.

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  11. I would love to to make these. I especially love the jewelry box.

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  12. Arts and crafts are always a great thing to have around. There is always someone that would love to make them.

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  13. I love the sticky mosaics drawer! That looks like it was fun to do and would be fun to look at !

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  14. Cutting the flowers out of lace to make earrings are a neat idea. They look like they have been tatted.

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  15. What wonderful rainy day activities! Our Granddaughter Layla would love any one of these project. Our 2nd oldest Grand “Mooshie Face” would be in hog heaven as well! We just love to craft. The creativity of children’s minds always amazes me.

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  16. My granddaughter’s love the arts and crafts. This kit would be a perfect one for them. The Orb Factory has some really awesome kits.

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  17. My daughter would love these she is always doing crafts or running around the house trying to find useable things that she can make her special gifts out of.

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  18. Orb Factory allows a child to use their imagination, I love the pillows and I like the black daisy necklace, I love any craft that I easy for children to use. Thank you Orb for contributing to the brains of our children

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  19. These would be awesome to have to keep the grandkids busy on a rainy day. They would really do a great job.

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  20. I love these. A rainy day craft idea or snowday to keep the kids busy.

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