Sabrina is a Lifestyle, Parenting and Product Review Blogger. A Writer, Photographer, Reviewer, Home Cook, Crafter & Nature Enthusiast. You will find a bit of all those categories here on Severn Wishes Blog, Welcome to Sabrina's Lifestyle Blogging & Honest Reviews.
Well, I’m not sure what happened to September, I must have blinked and missed it! The days flew by and before I knew it I was receiving my dispatch email for this October box! Goodness! I hope my latest Reveal finds you well, and that you enjoy seeing what was inside the October box with me. Thank you for joining me today as I go through the contents of the October 2023 Treatbox!
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What was inside… a Woodland Theme…
October Calendar Print Treatbox Original Enamel Pin – Be Kind with a Bear Treatbox Original Socks – Toadstools Gnaw Chocolate Bar – Belgium Chocolate 35g The Make Arcade – Toadstool Decoration Kit Treatbox Original Prints – Colouring Sheets for Autumn x 2 Timeless Aroma’s – Soy Wax Melts – Fireside Treats Gardner’s Cookie – Hedgehog Shape Biscuit “Hedge Hug”
My Honest Opinion
I find that every Autumn box is one of my favourite boxes of the year, without a doubt as I look back on them, the themes and items are always excellent in October. This box is up there in my top 3 of this year.
My favourite items are the Bear Pin, the Socks and the cute Biscuit! I thought the colouring pages were also really well designed and I cannot wait to sit around with a mug of something warm to drink, nibbling my chocolate and colouring them in. I loved that we have a real mixture of items this month, and I can’t wait to put my toadstool socks on! I also look forward to doing the Craft Kit, that looks great! We have done Make Arcade before and to add a little handmade Toadstool to my autumn décor is going to be fabulous! (So long as I don’t stuff up the sewing ha ha!) I will do a video of it when I make it and put it on my socials.
I’m really not a fan of the wax melts, we’ve had a fair few of these, I can’t ever use them due to allergies, my son is allergic to soya it makes him very sick. As soon as I’m done with the review they have to be relegated to my garage where my son can’t smell or come into contact with them. This is the only item I didn’t like inside this month’s box. Though the item is lovely and of high quality and lots of other people will find they can use them and enjoy their autumn scent, it’s just not possible in my house sadly.
Even disregarding the wax melts that I cannot use the box is still in my top ten for the year, for the simple fact that it’s been a well executed theme and the items all come in at a very high standard. We have four Treatbox original items which are what makes the box extra special in my eyes.
Overall I love it, what a great box, and I’m really going to enjoy using and eating the products. Check out my social media for the items in use when I do get to each of them as the month goes on. Now for some more of my photography.
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And what a lovely few weeks of sunshine we have had here in the United Kingdom. We have been very lucky lately, though I think we could do with some rain now.
It’s time to Review the Treatbox for June, and I must say I really enjoyed unboxing this one. If you’d like to see my video then click on any of the Social Media links at the end of my blog post to find it.
The theme this month was Self Care amidst the chaos of Summer Life, with lots of Tropical Paradise images of Palm Trees used throughout the Treatbox originals and icons of sunshine too.
Let’s take a look at all of the items contained in the June box, there was certainly a pink theme going on as well as the palm trees. The pink makes me think of flamingos!
What was inside the June 2023 Box?
June Calendar Print Treatbox Original Keyring “You Got This” Treatbox Original Notebook “have a nice day” blank Treatbox Original Socks “Good Vibes” in Pink treatme Coconut Lip Balm Handbag Size 10ml Gardners Cookie Biscuit with a Tropical Palm design Miss Patisserie Shower Steam Block with Aromatherapy Scents 120g Treatbox Original Adult Colouring Pages x 2 A4 “good vibes” & “one day at a time”
This month we received the Calendar Print, 6 items and 2 A4 Colouring Pages. I think we had a nice mixture of things in different categories.
What is my honest opinion of the contents in this box?
Overall I think this is an excellent box with a good theme that was balanced throughout. I probably sound like a broken record with always loving the socks and the positive vibes that the boxes are known for. But I really love how this month we did indeed get a bit of everything. Something to eat, something to wear, something to use, something to do, something for our self care and something to give us a boost.
When Treatbox has a mixture of items like what I’ve mentioned above, the box flows well and the theme can easily be established. By having a wide range of things which include enjoying, using and doing, there is something for everybody. This month I am happy because I can enjoy every single item within the box and I have no need to gift away anything.
My favourite items this month are… everything! There hasn’t been an item I didn’t like. I think the lip balm is lovely, I’ve been using it while the sun has been out and it made my lips soft. The socks have also been worn already when it was cold the other evening, so comfy! I am planning to enjoy the cookie biscuit this coming weekend so I will pop that on my social media when I tuck into that one!
I have put the notepad into my spares collection for now because I started a new journal a few weeks ago so it’s not needed at present but it will get used eventually. I really like the shower block, it smells lovely and I only opened it a little bit, I feel like it will go a long way actually, and although it says break it in half, I think quarters or even smaller would suffice.
I have coloured in one of the two adult colouring sheets so far, and I enjoyed doing it. And although I didn’t need another keyring in my life I do love this quote, and my son has sort of claimed it now anyway and has hung it in his bedroom currently.
Without a doubt one of the best boxes of the year so far, I look forward to trying out the remainder of the products as the weeks of June progress. Don’t forget to follow me on social media as I post product updates on there all the time too when I wear and use or finish an item. What item is your favourite this month?
Time for some more of my photography!
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Have a great June and I hope I see you here again soon!
Happy Easter! I hope you’re having a wonderful long weekend!
If you’ve already been out and about and are now looking for something to do within your home to keep the children entertained, then why not check out all my craft pieces below, show your children and they might want to give them a go! They are all really easy and just need a few minutes of your time as the adult to deal with some scissor cutting and poking holes, and then they can begin! You won’t need any fancy craft equipment for any of these either, just gather the following items on my list below and you’re good to go!
If you were wondering what it cost me to make all of the craft items I have done in recent posts it was about £15. That includes all of the double sided tape, various packs of white and coloured card, good quality colouring pens, craft balls and pipe cleaners among other things. But I have lots of them left over from these purchases too for use in future craft projects. I actually have more crafty items in the works and I’m still using up the same items and haven’t needed to buy any additional ones.
Sabrina’s TOP TIP: Making up a Craft box is a great idea, it will keep everything neat and tidy. Throw in left over pieces of card, toilet rolls and crafting left overs. I recommend a Really Useful Box or a similar one which has a tight fitting lid. These are also really strong and stackable for easy storing away.
✩✩✩ What Will We Need for all these Projects ✩✩✩
Toilet Rolls Cereal Box Cards Pens to Decorate Scissors A Pen or Pencil A Ruler Pipe Cleaners Fluffy Craft Balls Coloured Card Googly Eyes Double Sided Tape Pritt Stick or PVA used sparingly
How to Make Sabrina’s Fluffy Craft Easter Animals
These cute and fluffy animals were made using cereal box card, double sided tape and a bag of craft balls! In all it cost me about £2! And we have a ton of balls left over which we can use as flower middles and things like that – I use them in other projects too. This one is easy for little children, you do the templates and then add the glue on and then they can go to town with all the sticking!
Step 1. Draw on a cereal box, inside on the flat side piece, whatever shape you like, a Rabbit, a Chick, an Easter Egg, whatever you like or your children want. Step 2. Cut out your templates, make them as big or as small as you like. Step 3. Use PVA or Pritt Stick or Doubled Sided Tape to coat your template with glue. Step 4. Provide a clean and flat surface for your little ones to sit and stick the fluffy craft balls to their card template. Step 5. Add googly eyes or card beaks or any other items you want to finish them off. Step 6. Let them dry overnight, place a piece of kitchen roll or newspaper on a flat surface, add the template, add another layer of tissue or newspaper, and then place a heavy book on top overnight to flatten them down and help the balls to stick. Step 7. Next day you can display them around your home.
How to Make Sabrina’s Toilet Roll Flowers
My easy toilet roll flowers are so simple to do! They only take about ten minutes to make once your toilet roll is decorated and dry. You could make a load of these, if you have a kitchen roll tube you may even get 3 flowers worth of petals from one tube! I would like to try and make a Rainbow of these!
Step 1. Let the Children decorate their toilet rolls and let them dry. Step 2. An adult then cuts the toilet rolls into equal width pieces to make the petals. Step 3. An adult also then uses the pointy end of their open scissors to poke holes that are 1cm up from the end and through both sides of each petal. (See my photo). Step 4. The petals can now be opened out and gently threaded on to a pipe cleaner through the holes made with the scissors. Push them on until they hit the middle of the pipe and keep adding round. Step 5. Curve the Pipe Cleaner round as you go, after each petal, and then after the final one is added you push the ends of the pipe back through the final petal holes to neaten it up. Line it up spaced between the petals while it is flat on a table and then push a fluffy craft ball into the middle. Step 6. Hang your flowers up around your home on ribbon or string for a nice decoration.
How to Make Sabrina’s Toilet Roll Easter Bunny
My cute toilet roll bunny’s are great for the Easter break! And they should stand up all by themselves! They are a little trickier than the flowers, but lots of fun still! They all start with a decorated toilet roll anyway so make sure you just save them up and get little ones to colour them in.
Step 1. Children decorate toilet rolls and let them dry. Step 2. An adult cuts the toilet rolls into 5 pieces, a base, two ears, a middle and a head. (See Photo). Step 3. An adult uses the pointy end of scissors to poke holes in the pieces, each one is specific. So… Base is one hole, central on one side. Middle piece is two holes, one top one bottom just push the card flat together and the scissor end straight through. The Head piece needs one hole in the base at the centre, and off centre at the top it needs two holes. Each ear needs two holes, both on the same side at either end before the point. (See My Photo). Step 4. Using a Pipe Cleaner push it on to the base and bend the end, attach the fluffy tail. Step 5. Add the Middle to the pipe cleaner, push it down until it is flush and flat against the base. Step 6. Take the Head piece, thread it on through the single hole, make it flush on the Middle piece of roll and then push another fluffy ball down the pipe cleaner until it sits in the middle of the roll. Step 7. Push the pipe cleaner up through one of the holes in the top, and curve the pipe cleaner round, make sure the bunny parts are all flush and together for the body. Step 8. Add each ear by pushing the pipe cleaner up through one side with the holes on, in through the bottom hole and out of the top hole, bend the pipe cleaner round and then through the top hole of the final ear and down through the bottom hole. Step 9. The final step is to push the rest of the pipe cleaner down through the second hole on the bunny head, if you have more than 1cm of pipe left cut it off, then push the last 1cm into the fluffy ball within the roll bunny head, this neatens it up and gets the pointy end of the pipe cleaner hidden away. Step 10. Adjust your bunny feet base and middle parts so that the bunny is aligned and he should stand up all by himself!
My bunny making video tutorial can be found on my Facebook page if you get stuck which is right here
How to Make Sabrina’s Circle Petal Flower Card
This one is nice and easy and once all the cutting out is done, children can stick them down however they like to design their own flowers.
Step 1. Fold a Piece of Card in half for your card base. Step 2. Draw around a circular object many many times on some different pieces of coloured card. Step 3. Cut out these circles carefully and assemble flat. Step 4. Every circle needs to be folded in half. Step 5. Assemble your Flower by arranging the petals with one side sticking up to make it 3D. Step 6. Cut out a small circle in a bright colour for the centre of each flower. Step 7. Once happy with the design either pritt stick or double sided tape each petal down to the card. Step 8. Make leaves or stems from card, or use pens to decorate your card.
Thank you for reading this (long) Craft related blog post today, I always showing you my latest “Sabrina’s How To Make’s”! And if you have any questions for me about how to do something you’ve seen on my blog then please comment below on this post and I will happily answer them for you. I hope that you have seen something you would like to try and make yourself!
If you do make any of my craft items please tag me on social media using the hashtag #SabrinasHowToMake I really look forward to seeing them!
✩ Sabrina ✩
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