Tuesday, August 22, 2017

SquintBox Miniatures Subscription Box (Review/Giveaway)


For as long as I can remember, I have been enamored with things that are not their normal size. From giant LARPing hammers to dollhouses, not to play dollies with as a child, but to decorate in miniature versions of real furniture and d├ęcor.

As an adult, I love the tiny slices of life in fairy gardens. Unfortunately, every time I would go to the store or look online at starting my own mini still life, I would become overwhelmed with all of the options, and have no idea where to start.

This is where SquintBox came to my rescue.

SquintBox is a monthly subscription box that delivers handcrafted miniatures. Every month has a different theme, and you can use the minis to craft, display, and just generally love and squee over.

It is great for those just starting their mini collections as well as people who are already neck deep in adorable tiny things.

Subscriptions are $29.95 for a monthly subscription plan, $80.87 for a three month plan (that's $26.96/box), and $152.75 for a six month plan ($25.46/box).

I received the June SquintBox, which had the theme of Summer's Best!

The little box containing the miniatures was safely nestled in a larger box and wrapped in tissue paper. I like this little extra layer of precaution, as minis can be extremely delicate due to their tiny nature. Inside the little box were five baggies containing the minis, a card detailing the items and the miniaturist spotlight, and a card with the month's theme, a little welcome note, and the website.


The miniatures included in the box were a seashell, towel, and flip flop bundle, adorable picnic plates and paper napkins, a jug of lemon water, egg on toast with bacon, and a fruit pie.


The seashell, towel, and flip flop bundle comes from the featured miniaturist DogMaCreations on Etsy. The towel is a classic blue and is neatly wrapped with the flip flops. As for the seashell, it's a cone shaped shell and I really appreciate the natural coloring that the artist chose to keep.



The picnic plate and paper napkin set came from another featured miniaturist from Etsy, BrownsHandMade. The set of six plates are in various summery prints from pastel polka dots to lush florals. The napkins are in complementary prints and colors, but not exact matches, which lends to a very colorful, yet pleasing, setting. I really appreciated the little ring on each napkin, giving them an upscale vibe.


The lemon water, egg on toast, and fruit pie are all SquintBox creations, and are all also adorable. The glass jar actually has a removable lid and it really looks like little lemon slices are suspended in water. The little egg on toast looks adorably delicious, and the bacon actually looks like real bacon! The plate is finished off with a silver fork. The fruit pie is in a real metal tin, and the blueberries and peaches look so tempting, I just might make a real pie myself when I go to the farmer's market next!

When I first looked at all the miniatures together, I immediately thought of a summer brunch picnic! I finally knew what I needed to get at the store to make my vision come to reality!


So, I went to my local craft store and picked up a couple of tables, some sand and some moss, and a terracotta bowl to put it all in. I made a little beach scene with the sand and moss, placing the rolled up towel and the seashell on the sand, and put the tables on the mossy area.

After deciding where I wanted the settings, I carefully glued the plates and goodies to the tables.



I am kind of a lot in love with my little scene, and it always makes me happy to look at it while I sit outside. I am very grateful that I was able to finally create with adorable minis, thanks to SquintBox giving me a gentle nudge.

If you'd like to try SquintBox for yourself, they are letting us give one of our US readers a SquintBox Mystery Box ($29.95 value), filled with up to six items featured in previous boxes!  Read on to see how you can enter to win!

http://www.mysquintbox.com/
https://www.facebook.com/mysquintbox/
https://twitter.com/mysquintbox
https://www.pinterest.com/squintbox/
https://www.instagram.com/squintbox/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4ao21UeuZkxjMaHSGKJIfg



One winner in the US will receive the SquintBox Mystery Box.

To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment in this entry as instructed by the Giveaway Tools Entry Form below. This will open up additional optional entries to increase your odds of winning. (If you don't leave a comment, any additional entries will be void.)

This giveaway is open to US RESIDENTS ONLY and will end just before midnight ET on 9/6. 

The winner(s) will be notified by email 24 to 48 hours after the end of the giveaway by email. In order to claim the giveaway prize, the winner will need to respond within 24 hours of notification, or an alternate winner will be selected.

Good luck!

60 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh my sister would love this! she loves all things mini!!

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  2. My daughter would love the June Summer's Best box for her elaborate doll house!

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  3. I like the April box. I would craft with these and glue them in a big frame with stickers and other goodies.

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  4. Adorable! I bet miniature people love this!

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  5. I would use them on gift bags and cards

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  6. Miniatures have always fascinated me! I like the idea of a miniature scene when you can't have a full on dollhouse. I'd like to do something like that in one of those shadowbox frames.

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  7. I like the May It's Your World box

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  9. I love the miniature Godiva box. I am sure my daughter would use these to either decorate in our curio cabinet for display or on a shelf in her room.

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  10. These are so adorable! I'd love to use them with my doll collection, although I'm sure my daughter would try to steal them for use with her Calico Critters!

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  11. My daughter would absolutely love this. She's been collecting minis. She would especially like the little box of chocolates.

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  12. I love the miniature chocolate so cute and yummy

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  13. I loved the little trees in the April box

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  14. I love the June Summer's Best box and would use it for a doll house set up

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  15. I really like the April box and I would use them for crafting.
    Thanks for the chance.

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  16. Perfect for a fairy garden. Everything is so detailed its fascinating how they do that.

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  17. I love the bonus glassware box, I love minis for mini gardens.

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  18. These are cute. A fairy garden would be cute

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  19. June's summer best is super cute!

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  20. I adore miniatures and these are adorable I wish I could enter

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  21. I absolutely adore miniatures and have been a collector since my high school days! I always seek out miniature museum and shops as well!

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  22. Amazing things really do come in small packages! Love your creative display!

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  23. I love SquintBox miniatures! They are so real-to-life it makes you feel like you want to shrink yourself to enjoy them! The company is awesome too, with great customer service!

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  24. I'd use them for my dollhouse. The items are so unique!
    Kim
    ispy11461@yahoo.com

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  25. I would use them in my card making, gift tags or some other craft project.

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  26. Nice setting to be used in any scene

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  27. The April box looks really cute! I would use these to make a fairy garden! I've been wanting to make one for a long time!

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  28. The box of chocolates in the July box is super cute! I can see this in a Valentine's Day themed room box.

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  29. I love the miniature chocolate

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  30. I'm not at all into tiny things like this, but these are so cute! #FridayFrivolity

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  31. I just adore these boxes, especially the May box with the gardening theme! I'm in love with this subscription box, sooo cute.

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  32. the miniature whiskey bottle is cute.

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  33. I have a freind who would love the June summer box. She'd decorate her cubicle with a little tea time theme area.

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  34. I would use them on gift bags and cards

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  35. i would use the minis on cards. they are really cute.

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  36. I love the June box with the lemon water, flip flops and more!

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  37. I've been wanting to make some fairy gardens with succulents! These pieces are perfect for that. Love all the little plates and sweets.

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  38. My favorite is June: Summers Best! I would love to do a Fairy Garden as well with these cuties!

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  39. I really like the miniature chocolate

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  40. I like the Summer's Best box! These are all adorable minis! I would either display or they would make a great gift!

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  41. I absolutely love the May Box. The tiny seed packets and seed box are fanstastic.

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  42. I love the little glass bottle of lemonade from June. My husband made me a little hedgehog miniature garden in a basket for Easter. It's so adorable. I'd use the new minis in there if I won.

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  43. i love what i see but i actually would love to win this for my mom!
    She adores miniatures and dollhouses so this would be really cool.

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  44. My daughter would love this! I like the onions.

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  45. I love the May box. My daughter would loves these for her dollhouse her dad built for her.
    Laurie Emerson

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  46. Iloved the gardening box for May

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  47. I like the May box 'It's your world'. I love miniatures when I have a decent amount of a similar variety I like to create shadow boxes with them.

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  48. I like the July one with the glass candy dish. Adorable!

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  49. I love the contents of the July box!

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  50. My daughter would love the July Summer Loving squintbox surplus. She has very intricate doll parties with her small dolls and these would be lovely.

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  51. I would use them for making a miniature scene.

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  52. August's Gourmet Chocolates!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  53. I love July's box! Fabric Covered Pot/Trowel, Gourmet Chocolates, Framed Victorian Art + Glass Candy Dish

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  54. I love chocolate so I really like that Gourmet Chocolates were in a past box. I would use the miniatures as gifts.

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  55. I would love to win this for my niece. She adores miniature items and loves playing with them and arranging miniature scenes. The Squintbox Surplus seems to havr some cool stuff in it.

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  56. I like the June Summers Best Box. I would put it in a doll house. I've always loved miniatures.

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