Rise From The Ashes
November 2018 OwlCrate Box
- Skull Planter designed by Team OwlCrate
- Wax Seal Kit designed by Team OwlCrate and Michelle Gray
- An Ember in the Ashes Pillowcase designed by Evie Bookish
- Bracelet Craft Kit from Ann Williams
- Fawkes and Dumbledore sticker designed by Susanne Draws
- Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
I don’t really like either of these items. I am not a big skull person and I don’t do plants. I also think the bracelet kit is a little cheesy and I don’t see how it pertains to the theme.
I love the design on the pillowcase, but I don’t have any decorative pillows so I will probably pass this one on to a friend. I like the postcard/print, but I don’t know what it is from? It wasn’t listed on the content card.
The wax seal kit is my favorite item this month! It was a lot of fun to try out! I’m also super glad they included instructions. I already had a Hogwarts crest wax seal stamp, but I had no idea how to use it so it never got used. While trying out the OwlCrate stamp I also broke out my Hogwarts one.
As you can see things got a little messy but I had a lot of fun! I learned that you can’t use regular candle wax because it doesn’t have resin in it so it doesn’t stick to the paper. (there is a great article about wax seals from The Art of Manliness). I actually mailed the letters to my Sister and Grandma, and my sister sent me some pics of the results:
They all arrived intact, but when opening the letters they tore the paper. It still worked really well tho!
I love the Dumbledore and Fawkes sticker!!! It will be proudly displayed next to my Luna sticker that I got in a previous box!
This book sounds good, though I probably won’t get to it for a while. I like the cover but I wish tit was more different from the original. I do like the blue map on the inside cover and the cool design under the dust jacket, but I really hate the brown color. Its bad.
Overall I thought this box was just ok. I love the wax seal and the sticker, but thats it. The book and the pillowcase are fine, but I don’t like the planter or bracelet kit. But, thats ok, I have loved every other box, so it was only a matter of time before I got one that wasn’t my cup of tea.
Next Month’s box will be themed “Power of Illusions” and there will be a wooden bookmark inside! I can’t wait!